Road Junctions...

12/06/13
Official Highway Code Tips from the DSA...

Highway Code Tips

Rule 170

Road Junctions

Take extra care at junctions. You should

  • Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, powered wheelchairs/mobility scooters and pedestrians as they are not always easy to see. Be aware that they may not have seen or heard you if you are approaching from behind
  • Watch out for pedestrians crossing a road into which you are turning. If they have started to cross they have priority, so give way
  • Watch out for long vehicles which may be turning at a junction ahead; they may have to use the whole width of the road to make the turn (see Rule 221)
  • Watch out for horse riders who may take a different line on the road from that which you would expect
  • Not assume, when waiting at a junction, that a vehicle coming from the right and signalling left will actually turn. Wait and make sure
  • Look all around before emerging. Do not cross or join a road until there is a gap large enough for you to do so safely.

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