- Siston Hill Roundabout - First big roundabout by the test centre on the A4174
This large multilane roundabout is a spiral roundabout with traffic light control. If approaching the roundabout from the test centre along Station Road Link road there are 3 lanes, The 1st lane turns left only, 2nd last goes straight ahead and right to the the outside lane of the dual carriageway. The 3rd lane turns right on to the inside lane of the dual carriageway.
If you are going straight ahead towards Mangotsfield then on the approach you need the centre lane marked A1747 (S), once on the roundabout stay in the left lane marked M'FLD, dont forget to check your left door mirror and indicate and safely exit the roundabout onto Carsons Road Link, be aware of the 40MPH signs just after you exit the roundabout.
If you are turning right from Station Road Link onto the A4174 dual carriageway then use the centre lane marked A1747 (S) on the approach, go past the first exit and stay in the middle lane marked A1747 (S), as you are about to pass the 2nd exit for Mangotsfield and you need to check your left door mirror and make sure you are now in the far left hand lane marked A1747 at this point you should also indicate left ready to exit the roundabout. Keep in the left hand lane and drive onto the dual carriageway, in a short distance you will see signs for the national speed limit.
Remember there are 8 sets of traffic lights around this roundabout and depending on where you are going you may have to deal with 2-3 of these sets. So as well as the above please remember to keep an eye out for the traffic lights as they can stop you halfway around the roundabout.
If you are approaching the Siston Hill Roundabout South bound on the A4174 and turning right into Station Road Link towards the test centre then first be awre of the 30MPH speed milit signs as you approach the roundabout, not slowing down enough here after doing the national speed limit on the dual carriageway is one of the reasons many fail at Kingswood driving test centre. You will want to be in the right hand lane marked A1474 STPL HILL
When the lights allow enter the roundabout and stay close to the roundabout in the lane marked STPL HILL, remember the 2nd set of lights, after the 2nd set of lights keep in your lane and follow it to the outside of the roundabout in the lane marked STPL HILL, remember the 3rd set of lights as these by now are likely to be on red, dont forget to check your left door mirror and idicated before exiting the roundabout at the 3rd exit onto Station Road Link, remember to keep an eye on your speed as you will have been traveling on a fast road before now and are more likely to speed at this point.