Climbing and crawler lanes. All mirrors should be used effectively throughout your journey. Laws ZPPPCRGD regs 18, 20 & 24, RTRA sect 25(5) & TSRGD regs 10, 27 & 28. Test them at the first safe opportunity by pushing gently on the brake pedal to make sure that they work. At all crossroads and junctions, there’s either an octagonal stop sign with a solid white line on road or a triangular give way sign (dotted white line on road), where a secondary road meets a major road. Cycle lanes. Pull over, calm down and, when you feel relaxed, continue your journey. If a problem develops, they may abort overtaking and pull back in, if you would have to cross or straddle double white lines with a solid line nearest to you (but see, if you would have to enter an area designed to divide traffic, if it is surrounded by a solid white line, the nearest vehicle to a pedestrian crossing, especially when it has stopped to let pedestrians cross, if you would have to enter a lane reserved for buses, trams or cycles during its hours of operation. Red studs mark the left edge of the road. be aware that mirrors do not cover all areas and there will be blind spots. You MUST stop when the red light shows. We use cookies to collect information about how you use GOV.UK. This means you may cross the lines to overtake if it is safe, provided you can complete the manoeuvre before reaching a solid white line on your side. Priority to the right is a right-of-way system, in which the driver of a vehicle is required to give way to vehicles approaching from the right at intersections. Generally, if the vehicle is stationary and is likely to remain so for more than a couple of minutes, you should apply the parking brake and switch off the engine to reduce emissions and noise pollution. You can change your cookie settings at any time. You MUST NOT move forward over the white line when the red light is showing. It is far safer not to use any telephone while you are driving or riding - find a safe place to stop first or use the voicemail facility and listen to messages later. These are provided on some hills. Cyclists, motorcyclists and other road users in particular may be hidden from your view. Motorists, including motorcyclists, MUST stop at the first white line reached if the lights are amber or red and should avoid blocking the way or encroaching on the marked area at other times, e.g. Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear. A dual carriageway is a road which has a central reservation to separate the carriageways. When all else fails. Law RTA 1988 sects 35 & 163 as amended by TMA sect 6. Using hands-free equipment is also likely to distract your attention from the road. You MUST then pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so. 50 km/h or slower: You must give way to the bus if it indicates to exit (only applicable to the lane furthest to the right). You MUST NOT use a hand-held mobile phone, or similar device, when driving or when supervising a learner driver, except to call 999 or 112 in a genuine emergency when it is unsafe or impractical to stop. When it is safe to do so, signal to indicate your intentions to other road users and when clear, move over. The right-of-way is always given, it is never taken. Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details. the car entering the roundabout first or the car not yet on the roundabout but entering on the right to the other car user? either from the front requesting you to follow them to a safe place to stop. be aware that an indicator on another vehicle may not have been cancelled. This is known as the ‘Give Way to the Right’ rule. If the police want to stop your vehicle they will, where possible, attract your attention by. remember, large vehicles and motorcycles need a greater distance to stop. The origins of Parliament go back to the 13th century, so there are many rules, customs and traditions that help explain its workings. Certain models of motorcycles, motor tricycles and quadricycles, also called quad bikes, are suitable only for off-road use and do not meet legal standards for use on roads. All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated, Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support, Transparency and freedom of information releases, General rules, techniques and advice for all drivers and riders (103 to 158), give clear signals in plenty of time, having checked it is not misleading to signal at that time, use them to advise other road users before changing course or direction, stopping or moving off, make sure your signals will not confuse others. Give way and do not hinder long vehicles (including those towing trailers). Laws MT(E&W)R regs 5, 9, 10 & 16, MT(S)R regs 4, 8, 9 & 14, RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD reg 10(1). Rules for using the road, including general rules, overtaking, road junctions, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and reversing. Allow them to do so. Turn right, third exit. Always give way if it can help to avoid an incident. 2. The exceptions are when you want to overtake, turn right or pass parked vehicles or pedestrians in the road, keep well to the left on right-hand bends. Over 50 km/h: The bus should always give way to you. These are triangular signs with the words “give way” written on them, and are similar to the “Yield” … Avoid making U-turns at mini-roundabouts. Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other road users. Single-track roads. Do not be distracted by maps or screen-based information (such as navigation or vehicle management systems) while driving or riding. At the same time Yellow Car could find way to emerge itself to left on busy traffic. Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency officers have the power to stop vehicles on all roads, including motorways and trunk roads. 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