Roundabout driver goes wrong way

As defined on the New Zealand Transport Agency website, a roundabout is a central island in the middle of an intersection where all vehicles must travel to the left of the island.

It's a relatively simple concept, right? Well, not for one driver it seems.

Dashcam video uploaded to the Tauranga Bad Drivers Name And Shame Facebook page on Wednesday shows a car driving the wrong way around the Maungatapu Roundabout earlier this month.

The vehicle that recorded the video can be seen entering the roundabout from the eastern side of State Highway 29A, and travels roughly 50 metres or more before coming face-to-face with the wrong way driver, which is seen turning right into the roundabout from the western side of SH29A.

Thankfully, neither of the drivers appear to be travelling at speed and both vehicles manage to stop in time before a crash occurred.

Since being uploaded to Facebook on Wednesday, the video has been viewed more than 5800 times and attracted more than 60 comments.

Some commenters sympathise with the wrong-way driver, saying the layout of the Maungatapu Roundabout can be confusing, especially for out-of-towners.

But most commenters opted to express their opinions in three-letter acronyms: ‘OMG', ‘WTF' and ‘LOL'.