VII. ROAD JUNCTIONS
Do not blockjunction
- Always approach a junction with great care and be ready to stop.
- Before crossing or turning, look left then right, then left again. Do not proceed until you are sure it is safe and that you will not block the road.
Restrict yourself to signalling your own intention. Do not relay signals to other drivers. Leave that to authorized officers.
Check road markings
A junction with double broken white lines across the road may also have a GIVE WAY sign. You must slow down and be ready to top to let traffic on the major road go by first.
The STOP sign is an eight sided polygon formerly known as octagon. Vou must make a complete stop at a junction with a 'STOP' sign. and go slowly to a point with maximum visibility, then check traffic on both sides before proceeding.
Crossing a dual carriageway
When crossing a dual carriageway, treat each half as a separate road. You may wait at the central dividing strip (the central reserve) until there is a safe gap in the traffic on the second half of the road.
Junction controlled by Officers
When traffic ahead is held up, do not assume it is safe to filter right unless the traffic officer signals you to do so. He may be moving other traffic into that line.
Traffic lights at junctions
- Although green light means you may go, do not go forward if other vehicles are held up at the junction, as you will only contribute to traffic jam.
- When the red and amber lights are showing together you must stop.Make sure you stop at a distance to see the lights before the double lines across the road.
Always stay behind the stop lines at traffic lights controlled junctions
Junction with green arrow filter signal
When traffic lights have a green fillter arrow signal, do not get into the lane of the direction of the filter. unless you want to go in that direction, otherwise, you deny others their right of way.
- Before you turn left, use your mirror to make sure you know the position and movement of traffic behind you.
- When it is safe, give a left-turn signal, take up position just left of the middle of the road, or in the space marked for left turning traffic.
- Leave room for other vehicles to pass on the right. Stay parallel to the lane until you can wheel left.
- Do not position your vehicle in a half turn, it obstructs other vehicles.
- Wait until there is safe.
Turning left at dual carriageway
When turning left from a dual carriageway. or when joining in from a side road and then turning left, wait in the opening in the central reserve until there is a safe gap in the traffic in the second half of the road.
Wait before you turn right. use your mirror and give a right turn signal Do not swing out to the left before or after the turn.