- 1 Can you overtake next to a junction
- 2 Is overtake dangerous
- 3 What are the disadvantages of overtaking
- 4 What are the principles of overtaking
- 5 Can you stop in a junction
- 6 Where should you avoid overtaking meaning
- 7 What is the most important aspect of correct overtaking
- 8 What does close junction mean
- 9 What does 25 mean on this motorway
- 10 Are limitations advantages or disadvantages
Can you overtake next to a junction
167 – Do not overtake where you might come into conflict with other road users. For example:
approaching or at a road junction on either side of the roadwhere the road narrowswhen approaching a school crossing patrolbetween a kerb and a bus or tram when it is at a stopwhere traffic is queuing at junctions or road workswhen you would force another road user to swerve or slow downat a level crossingwhen a road user is indicating right, even if you believe the signal should have been cancelled – do not take a risk; wait for the signal to be cancelledstay behind if you are following a cyclist approaching a roundabout or junction, and you intend to turn leftwhen a tram is standing at a kerbside tram stop and there is no clearly marked passing lane for other traffic
Is overtake dangerous
When can you overtake on the left on a motorway? – There are a few circumstances where you can overtake on the left on a motorway when. However, it is still considered a risk to do so. These circumstances include:
When the road is clear ahead and behind.You can see far enough ahead to be sure that you will be able to safely return to the right-hand lane before the vehicle you are overtaking comes up behind you.The vehicle you are overtaking is indicating to turn left.
Regardless of the varying road conditions, undertaking an overtake on the left side holds inherent dangers. Although specific scenarios might seemingly minimize these hazards, it remains crucial to avoid any form of left-side overtake if:
There is a solid white line on the left-hand side of the road.There is a sign prohibiting overtaking on the left.The road is narrow or winding.There is a lot of traffic.The weather conditions are poor.
What are the disadvantages of overtaking
Where not to Overtake: – It is best not to consider overtaking at these spots:
On the left shoulder of the road – to overtake on the wrong side in the emergency lane is totally inconsiderate of the needs of road users who in the case of an accident may be in need of emergency services. Where a vehicle has stopped at a pedestrian crossing or a scholar patrol If overtaking can create a danger to any pedestrians such as in parking areas, building complexes, near schools etc Where the vehicle in front is slowing down at a YIELD sign Where the driver of the vehicle ahead is not able to have a clear vision of what is behind and passing. Where pedestrians might be moving between parked vehicles and passengers climbing from vehicles. Overtaking on crowded and busy city roads is dangerous due to numerous signals that are exchanged by drivers. Traffic congestion and different sized vehicles add to the problem. In blind areas such as bends in roads, corners, near junctions, crossroads, and intersections. In blind spot areas such as sharp curves or bends in the route, except where the road is wide enough to allow safe overtaking Where the vehicle in front is slowing down when approaching a hill or a blind rise If overtaking can create a danger to any oncoming traffic or the vehicle that is being overtaken Do not begin an overtaking manoeuvre near to the exit that you need to take. Gravel roads: Gravel roads have no markings to assist the driver to remind him where it is dangerous to pass and with the dust from the front vehicle it makes the visibility even worse. The road condition is also worse near bends and in hilly areas. At level crossings and stop signs: When a driver decided to stop at a level crossing and you decided to overtake at this critical point it is extremely dangerous. When there are too many factors to consider a driver may overlook the fact that there may be a train coming from the other side on the other line. Takeoffs and construction work: To overtake other vehicles that are patiently waiting in a queue for their turn and push in at the front is utterly rude. This is one of the major sources of road rage.
In the above cases, it is better to avoid overtaking and rather to enjoy a slow and safe drive.
What are the principles of overtaking
Overtaking & prohibition of overtaking > > Overtaking A is turning left. In this case, B is permitted to pass on the right.
- Overtake on the left (with some exceptions).
- Make sure there is plenty of space between you and the vehicle you are passing.
- You must be able to see the entire overtaking distance, and it must be free of obstructions and oncoming traffic.
- Move out slightly to the left so that you can see whether the road is free from oncoming traffic.
- Check that you are not yourself being overtaken:
- Rear-view mirror.
- Left side mirror.
- Blind spot.
- Increase your speed (within the speed limit) and steer towards the left, ensuring that you leave plenty of distance between you and the vehicle you are overtaking.
- Once you have passed the other vehicle, you must indicate right and return to your original as soon as possible. However, do not rejoin the lane too soon, as this could lead to a collision with the other vehicle. A good rule of thumb is to only rejoin the lane once you can see the car you have overtaken in the right side mirror.
- Where the sign is displayed.
- If someone behind you is overtaking you or is about to do so.
- In queues where the distance between cars is short, if the aim is to gain a few metres.
- If the car you intend to overtake is indicating left.
- Exception: Permitted to pass on the right.
- If you would need to cross the centre line and there is oncoming traffic.
- If you would need to cross the centre line and there is limited visibility.
- In conjunction with,
- Exception: Passing at low speed (so that you are able to stop) is permitted if there is more than one lane in your direction and one of the following conditions is met:
- The lanes have different destinations.
- There is heavy queuing in all lanes.
- It takes place at a junction.
- Exception: Passing at low speed (so that you are able to stop) is permitted if there is more than one lane in your direction and one of the following conditions is met:
- On the right-hand side.
- Exception 1: Permitted if the lanes have different destinations.
- Exception 2: Permitted if there is heavy queuing in all lanes.
- Exception 3: Permitted if the cars have separate lanes at a junction.
- Exception 4: Permitted if the speed limit is no higher than 70 km/h and there are at least two marked lanes going in the same direction.
- Exception 5: Permitted if the other vehicle is turning left.
- In conjunction with a junction where the applies, or other junctions where you have an obligation to give way.
- Exception 1: Permitted to overtake two-wheeled vehicles.
- Exception 2: Permitted to pass on the right.
- In conjunction with with no barriers or traffic signals (red, amber, green).
Exception: Permitted to overtake two-wheeled vehicles.
You are not allowed to overtake, as you will have to cross the centre line when the visibility is limited.
How close is too close to a junction?
Parking at junctions – Parking your vehicle at a junction can cause a major hazard as it reduces visibility for other motorists and pedestrians crossing the road. The Highway Code advises drivers not to stop or park opposite or within 10 metres (32 feet) of a junction, except in an authorised parking space.
Download our warning leaflet for parking at junctions,
Can you stop in a junction
3. Road junctions (170 to 183) – 170 Take extra care at junctions. You should
watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians including powered wheelchairs/mobility scooter users as they are not always easy to see. Be aware that they may not have seen or heard you if you are approaching from behindgive way to pedestrians crossing or waiting to cross a road into which or from which you are turning. If they have started to cross they have priority, so give way (see Rule H2)remain behind cyclists, horse riders, horse drawn vehicles and motorcyclists at junctions even if they are waiting to turn and are positioned close to the kerbwatch 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 expectnot assume, when waiting at a junction, that a vehicle coming from the right and signalling left will actually turn. Wait and make surelook all around before emerging. Do not cross or join a road until there is a gap large enough for you to do so safely.
Rule 170: Give way to pedestrians who have started to cross 171 You MUST stop behind the line at a junction with a ‘Stop’ sign and a solid white line across the road. Wait for a safe gap in the traffic before you move off. Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD regs 10 & 16 172 The approach to a junction may have a ‘Give Way’ sign or a triangle marked on the road.
If it is, then you should treat each half of the carriageway as a separate road. Wait in the central reservation until there is a safe gap in the traffic on the second half of the road. If the central reservation is too shallow for the length of your vehicle, wait until you can cross both carriageways in one go.
Rule 173: Assess your vehicle’s length and do not obstruct traffic 174 Box junctions. These have criss-cross yellow lines painted on the road ( download ‘Road markings’ ). You MUST NOT enter the box until your exit road or lane is clear. However, you may enter the box and wait when you want to turn right, and are only stopped from doing so by oncoming traffic, or by other vehicles waiting to turn right. Rule 174: Enter a box junction only if your exit road is clear Junctions controlled by traffic lights 175 You MUST stop behind the white ‘Stop’ line across your side of the road unless the light is green. If the amber light appears you may go on only if you have already crossed the stop line or are so close to it that to stop might cause a collision.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD regs 10 & 36 176 You MUST NOT move forward over the white line when the red light is showing. Only go forward when the traffic lights are green if there is room for you to clear the junction safely or you are taking up a position to turn right. If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction and proceed with great care.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD regs 10 & 36 177 Green filter arrow. This indicates a filter lane only. Do not enter that lane unless you want to go in the direction of the arrow. You may proceed in the direction of the green arrow when it, or the full green light shows. Rule 178: Do not unnecessarily encroach on the cyclists waiting area 178 Advanced stop lines, Some signal-controlled junctions have advanced stop lines to allow cycles to be positioned ahead of other traffic. 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.
use your mirrors to make sure you know the position and movement of traffic behind you give a right-turn signal take up a position just left of the middle of the road or in the space marked for traffic turning right leave room for other vehicles to pass on the left, if possible.
180 Wait until there is a safe gap between you and any oncoming vehicle. Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and other road users. Check your mirrors and blind spot again to make sure you are not being overtaken, then make the turn. Do not cut the corner. Rule 180: Position your vehicle correctly to avoid obstructing traffic 181 When turning right at crossroads where an oncoming vehicle is also turning right, there is a choice of two methods
turn right side to right side; keep the other vehicle on your right and turn behind it. This is generally the safer method as you have a clear view of any approaching traffic when completing your turn left side to left side, turning in front of each other. This can block your view of oncoming vehicles, so take extra care. Cyclists and motorcyclists in particular may be hidden from your view. Road layout, markings or how the other vehicle is positioned can determine which course should be taken.
Rule 181: Left – Turning right side to right side. Right – Turning left side to left side Turning left 182 Use your mirrors and give a left-turn signal well before you turn left. Do not overtake just before you turn left and watch out for traffic coming up on your left before you make the turn, especially if driving a large vehicle. Rule 182: Do not cut in on cyclists 183 When turning
keep as close to the left as is safe and practicablegive way to any vehicles using a bus lane, cycle lane, cycle track or tramway from either direction, including when they are passing slow moving or stationary vehicles on either side.
What is the minimum distance for overtaking?
Minimum length of overtaking zone = 3 × OSD. Desirable length of overtaking zone = 5 × OSD.
Where should you avoid overtaking meaning
Explanation: Before you move out to overtake, you must be sure that it’s safe to complete the manoeuvre – and in order to be sure, you must be able to see far enough ahead. If anything is obstructing or restricting your view, you can’t know whether the road ahead is clear and, therefore, you shouldn’t overtake.
Can you fail for not overtaking?
Being Too Cautious to Overtake – A failed driving test for being too cautious often involves cyclists and technically, it’s often marked as ‘failing to make progress’. You should always be cautious around cyclists and stay back if it’s deemed too hazardous to pass.
- However, an examiner will expect you to make progress and overtake a cyclist when it’s safe to do so.
- Many driving tests are failed due to test candidates being too hesitant and not overtaking when the opportunity arises.
- Assess the road ahead to ensure it’s legal to cross the centre line and be cautious of any junctions up ahead.
Ensure you have enough time to pass the cyclist safely and always leave at least 1 metre gap when passing.
What is the most important aspect of correct overtaking
|Lane Designation and Vehicle overtaking|
|On highways the speed of the lanes are designated. The fastest lane is the one closest to the center of the road and the slowest to the edge of the road. Usually the following features are common on highways: • The lane designated for faster traffic is on the right. • The lane designated for slower traffic is on the left. • Overtaking is permitted to the right. top|
|Vehicle Overtaking Tips|
| To overtake other vehicle or rather car overtaking as it is in lane driving, make sure that you are without danger to do so. Follow the tips mentioned below before overtaking:
Note:- Never overtake within 30 metres of a pedestrian crossing. top
| While driving on roads with more than one lane, lane changing may be required to overtake another vehicle, to avoid a parked vehicle or when the vehicle ahead slows to turn at an intersection. Proper signal or indicator is very important while changing lanes to ensure safe move.
|Vehicle Overtaking at Night|
| While overtaking at night be very careful. The following guidelines are very important to avoid any mishap:
What is the rule 13 overtaking?
Rule 13 (overtaking): – (a) Notwithstanding anything contained in the Rules of Part B, Sections I and II, any vessel overtaking any other shall keep out of the way of the vessel being overtaken. (b) A vessel shall be deemed to be overtaking when coming up with another vessel from a direction more than 22.5 degrees abaft her beam, that is, in such a position with reference to the other vessel she is overtaking, that at night, she would be able to see only the sternlight of that vessel but neither of her sidelights.
Should I always stop at a junction?
What You Can, or Cannot See – You do not have to legally stop at a give way junction, but you must be prepared to give way to traffic that’s already on the major road. As you approach the give way T-junction, you’ll need to determine what you can, or cannot see before crossing the give way lines and entering the new road. You’ll need to determine whether it’s an:
Open junction : You have a clear view of the major road you wish to join along with the traffic on it. Closed junction : Your view of the major road is severely reduced as you approach. Blind junction : Your view of traffic on the major road is significantly reduced as you attempt to cross the give way line.
Your view of the major road you intend on joining is much clearer at an open T-junction You can only properly determine whether the junction is open, closed or blind if you’re approaching the junction at an appropriate speed that allows you to conduct effective observation.
- Every year, the majority of driving tests are failed at junctions (see top 10 driving test fails ).
- Many of these test failures are due to approaching at excessive speed.
- At a open give way T-junction, if you determine that the major road you intend to join is free from approaching traffic, then there’s no need to stop.
You can proceed over the junction line. But if in any doubt, it’s best to be safe and stop.
Should you slow down when approaching a junction?
Learning to Drive: Turns – Left Turns When you’re Learning to Drive, your instructor will likely start off with a simple lesson, turning left into a junction. PERFECT ROUTINE FOR APPROACHING LEFT TURNS
1) Check your centre mirror (which will let you know the distance of following traffic) and left wing mirror (to spot anything approaching on the left – bikes, motorcycles, pedestrians). 2) Reduce speed and indicate left, as you approach the junction. 3) Enter 2 nd Gear for the turn and slow down to roughly 5 mph (start looking into the road you wish to enter). 4) Begin turning into the road when the front tip of the car is in line with the new road. 5) If traffic on the new road is clear, drive into the new road
LEAST MEMORABLE STEP Early Indicating – Don’t leave your indicator too late, your examiner will mark you down. MOST MEMORABLE STEP When To Turn The Wheel – After enough left turns you’ll start to get the hang of when it’s appropriate to start turning the wheel.
- InsureLearnerDriver HELPFUL TIP When you enter the new road, do not do so quickly.
- Leave yourself enough time to survey the new road; someone may emerge from behind a parked car or a car may pull out from their drive way.
- Right Turns Right Turns are a bit more tricky, as you will have cross the path of oncoming traffic.
PERFECT ROUTINE FOR APPROACHING RIGHT TURNS
1) Check your centre mirror & right wing mirror. 2) Reduce your speed and indicate right, as you approach the junction. 3) Enter 2 nd gear, position your car just left of the Centre Line. 4) If traffic is approaching from the opposing direction and not enough time is available to manoeuvre, wait. Put the car into 1st gear, apply the handbrake and set the biting point. 5) The front tip of the car should be in line with the centre line of the new road. 6) When traffic is clear, drive into the new road
LEAST MEMORABLE STEP 1st Gear – When you come to a complete stop, be in 1st gear. Otherwise you will not be able to move off when traffic is clear. MOST MEMORABLE STEP Waiting – If a car is coming, your natural instinct will be to stop and wait. InsureLearnerDriver HELPFUL TIP If you have to stop and wait, turn your wheel slightly in preparation.
What does close junction mean
When approaching a junction to emerge, you should decide if the junction is open or closed. An open junction is one where you are able to clearly see whether it is safe to emerge or whether you will have to give way to oncoming traffic. An open junction would look like the diagram below. A closed junction would mean that you are unable to see clearly if there are any other road users approaching from either direction. This would mean that you are unable to decide if it will be safe to cross the give way line or not and will have to approach the junction at a slower speed.
Does a roundabout count as a junction?
Roundabout in La Crosse, Wisconsin The Hotel Indonesia Roundabout in Jakarta, Indonesia A roundabout, also known as a rotary or traffic circle or (in the Philippines and Portugal ) rotunda, is a type of circular intersection or junction in which road traffic is permitted to flow in one direction around a central island, and priority is typically given to traffic already in the junction.
- Engineers use the term modern roundabout to refer to junctions installed after 1960 that incorporate various design rules to increase safety.
- Compared to stop signs, traffic signals, and earlier forms of roundabouts, modern roundabouts reduce the likelihood and severity of collisions greatly by reducing traffic speeds and minimizing T-bone and head-on collisions,
Variations on the basic concept include integration with tram or train lines, two-way flow, higher speeds and many others. For pedestrians, traffic exiting the roundabout comes from one direction, instead of three, simplifying the pedestrian’s visual environment.
Traffic moves slowly enough to allow visual engagement with pedestrians, encouraging deference towards them. Other benefits include reduced driver confusion associated with perpendicular junctions and reduced queuing associated with traffic lights, They allow U-turns within the normal flow of traffic, which often are not possible at other forms of junction.
Moreover, since vehicles that run on gasoline averagely spend less time idling at roundabouts than at signalled intersections, using a roundabout potentially leads to less pollution. When entering vehicles only need to give way, they do not always perform a full stop; as a result, by keeping a part of their momentum, the engine will produce less work to regain the initial speed, resulting in lower emissions.
What does 25 mean on this motorway
What does ‘25′ mean on this motorway sign? Scan QR code or get instant email to install app Question: A The number of the next junction explanation Before you set out on your journey use a road map to plan your route. When you see advance warning of your junction, make sure you get into the correct lane in plenty of time. Last-minute harsh braking and cutting across lanes at speed is extremely hazardous. : What does ‘25′ mean on this motorway sign?
Why is it more difficult to overtake?
Overtaking large vehicles Larger vehicles can obscure the view to the front of your car more and so overtaking can be more difficult. Drop back from the vehicle ahead, this will allow you to see ahead better and give the driver in front more chance to see you in their mirrors.
Are limitations advantages or disadvantages
In fact, a limitation is technically a disadvantage, but the opposite is not always true.