How do you approach a roundabout? (foot control)

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I want to know how do you approach a roundabout using ur foot control with a manual car?
When I mean by foot control I mean by when do you break or clutch down things like that?
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You should brake on approach to the roundabout and move down your gears as you slow. Avoid coasting (keeping the clutch pressed in for an extended period of time). As you move down your gears, you’ll also get engine braking which will help with slowing and controlling tour speed.

If it’s easier, practice on a straight stretch of road, reducing your speed and going down your gears at the same time.

For example: 40mph in 4th, brake down to 30mph, clutch in and change to 3rd, continue to brake smoothly down to 20mph, move to 2nd, if the roundabout is clear and safe/ green light, continue, if a red light/ traffic, brake further to a stop and move to 1st. It should all be continual and a smooth motion. You can still brake and change your gears down.

It’s actually quite difficult to explain but it definitely becomes one continual motion.
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(Original post by Bexjw)
You should brake on approach to the roundabout and move down your gears as you slow. Avoid coasting (keeping the clutch pressed in for an extended period of time). As you move down your gears, you’ll also get engine braking which will help with slowing and controlling tour speed.

If it’s easier, practice on a straight stretch of road, reducing your speed and going down your gears at the same time.

For example: 40mph in 4th, brake down to 30mph, clutch in and change to 3rd, continue to brake smoothly down to 20mph, move to 2nd, if the roundabout is clear and safe/ green light, continue, if a red light/ traffic, brake further to a stop and move to 1st. It should all be continual and a smooth motion. You can still brake and change your gears down.

It’s actually quite difficult to explain but it definitely becomes one continual motion.
Thanks for the help I want to know Is this fine?
So as I am approaching a roundabout I will brake and soon later on clutch down and switch into second gear.

Then I will release the clutch slowly and brake more as I’m getting near the roundabout. Be at a very slow speed and look to my right.

If it’s clear I will press the gas and enter the roundabout. If it’s not clear I will clutch down and brake and go into first gear.
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Is this fine?
So as I am approaching a roundabout I will brake and soon later on clutch down and switch into second gear.

Then I will release the clutch slowly and brake more as I’m getting near the roundabout. Be at a very slow speed and look to my right.

If it’s clear I will press the gas and enter the roundabout. If it’s not clear I will clutch down and brake and go into first gear.
Sounds about right to me.
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(Original post by Admit-One)
Sounds about right to me.
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