Sunday, 19 June 2016

Highway Code: Using the road - Take extra care at road junctions . . .


Using the road - Take extra care at road junctions 

The Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales and is essential reading for everyone. 

Rule 170

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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