T-Juctions, turning right and Left

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swift321
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T-Juctions, turning right and Left

Postby swift321 » 25 May 2011, 5:32pm

Does anyone know what the national standard say about turning right or left when at a t junction.
do you check and move into primary(middle) and keep a middle postion to keep cars beyound you?
does anyone know when cyclecaft says about this? does anyone have a link from national standard?

if anyone can help?

Chris Peckham
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Re: T-Juctions, turning right and Left

Postby Chris Peckham » 12 Jun 2011, 1:09pm

swift321 wrote:Does anyone know what the national standard say about turning right or left when at a t junction.
do you check and move into primary(middle) and keep a middle postion to keep cars beyound you?


From the level 2 course manual

http://www.dft.gov.uk/bikeability/deliv ... e-manuals/

Module 12: Turn left into a major road

"In advance of the junction the cyclist must observe behind and, if necessary, signal left. They should then take up the appropriate position to prevent vehicles from behind moving up alongside at the junction."

and

Module 13: Turn right from a minor to a major road

"As they approach the junction, but still well in advance of it, the cyclist must check behind for a gap in following traffic that will enable them to pull out. If they can, they should then pull out smoothly into an appropriate position where they cannot be overtaken by following vehicles."

HTH,
Chris
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