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  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.

The approach to a junction may have a ‘Give Way’ sign or a triangle marked on the road.

Give way to traffic on major road


You MUST give way to traffic on the main road when emerging from a junction with broken white lines across the road.

''Give way to traffic on major road'' line


IS IT SAFE FOR THE BLACK CAR TO GO BEFORE GREEN CAR STARTS TURNING?

Take extra care at junctions, you should not assume, when waiting at a junction, that a vechile coming from the right and signalling left will actually turn. Wait and make sure. HC rule 170 and 172.

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