Frequently Asked Questions
Other road users to be aware of at junctions are included in Highway Code Rule 170. It particularly says, in addition to pedestrians:
- Those who use motorised wheelchairs or mobility scooters
- Horseback riders
- Vehicles that are quite long
Some of them are vulnerable owing to their exposure, while others may take a different path than expected. Lorries, for example, require greater space for manoeuvring and may take the entire width of the road when turning.
Most intersections just ask you to give way rather than stop fully. However, you must travel slowly enough to be able to stop if vehicles approach. You must stop if there is a stop sign or a strong white line on the road. You will also need to halt at a blocked junction because you won’t be able to see very far ahead. You may need to use the ‘creep and peek’ strategy, going gently out until you can determine if your road is clear to make your turn.
Never presume that a driver will perform what their indicators indicate. If the car is far enough away that you may safely join its road, do so. Alternatively, wait until the motorist begins to turn. In either case, keep an eye out for anyone overtaking the car at the intersection.