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Police target roundabout users

FRASER Coast drivers need a little help negotiating roundabouts correctly.

Police plan to teach them - with a $60 fine.

Police are preparing to target motorists for failing to comply with roundabout regulations in Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

Senior Constable John Ostman, from Maryborough District Traffic Branch, said police regularly received complaints about drivers not using their indicators correctly when entering or leaving roundabouts and inappropriate lane-changing.

He said police had received constant complaints about drivers disobeying laws, either though laziness or ignorance, on the Fraser Coast.

"The QPS make no apologies for our tough stance.

"Any motorist who fails to indicate correctly when changing direction creates an extremely dangerous situation for all road users approaching, on a roundabout or exiting a roundabout," he said.

For motorist unsure of their responsibilities can learn more about roundabout rules on the QPS My Police Maryborough

Blog at mypolice.qld.gov.au/maryborough/.

Motorists intercepted disobeying roundabout road rules may be issued with a $60 fine and lose two demerit points.

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