‘There is one thing that blows every terrifying animal out of the water’: US expatriate reveals ‘deadliest’ she discovered in Australia
- An American expat living in Australia has issued a roundabout warning
- Meghan Maire said roundabouts are more terrifying than sharks and crocodiles
- She revealed ‘no one reports’ and ‘Aussies drive on the wrong side of the road’
- A 2014 study found Australian roundabouts are among the most dangerous in the world
An American expat living in Australia has funnyly explained to her why she believes roundabouts are the ‘deadliest’ she’s discovered Down Under.
Meghan Maire who moved from Houston, Texas, to regional New South Wales, shared one TikTok video warning foreigners who intend to take the road across the country to be very vigilant when approaching roundabouts.
Americans, we’ve always heard about the deadly, dangerous, deadly animals that live in Australia. Sharks, crocodiles, box jellyfish, snakes, spiders and territorial kangaroos … But be warned, ‘she said in her video.
“There is one thing that blows all these terrifying things out of the water. There is no way to prepare for it. You will never learn how to get through it alive. The only thing that can save you is stupid blind luck.
‘What is this nightmare I’m referring to? These are roundabouts. ‘
American expat Meghan Maire (pictured) gave her funny explanation of why she believes roundabouts are the ‘deadliest’ she discovered Down Under
The young traveler explained why she found the whole experience of driving around a roundabout stressful.
‘No one can see where someone is going. You can’t see the damn thing because they fill it with trees, monuments or signs, ”she said.
“Nobody uses their turn signals and worst of all, I mean the absolute kicker … we’re driving on the wrong side of the road.”
Her video has since been viewed more than 19,000 times, and many Aussies agreed with her statement.
“Yes, I’m Aussie and the big ones in town can be crazy,” wrote one woman.
Another Australian driver urged everyone to avoid the infamous Britannia Roundabout in Adelaide, South Australia, widely regarded as one of the most dangerous roundabouts in the country.
Please don’t try the Britannia roundabouts. Lived here all my life and used it on a daily basis. But literally no one knows how to master it, ”she said.
Others insisted that roundabouts are ‘easy’ and that you just ‘have to give way’ to traffic on the driver’s right, or to cars already in the roundabout.
The first wins there. Easy! If you both get there at the same time, the person to your right will go first, not rocket science, ”one suggested, while another said,“ Make way for the right. That’s all you need to know. ‘
And one added, “You don’t have to look over it … Just all the traffic coming from the right.”
Meanwhile, one person joked, “Just do what we do on roundabouts: close your eyes, hope for the best and put it on the ground.”
According to a 2014 study by Austroads, Australian roundabouts are among the most dangerous in the Western world because they are designed for speed, not safety.
According to the report, Australian roundabout design encouraged drivers to race across intersections and allow other drivers to ‘look but not see’.
Australian roundabouts are built to a tangential design, which means the driver has very good visibility as he approaches the roundabout and is less likely to slow down, or keeps a close eye on the roundabout as he approaches the intersection.