'you're supposed to give way to cars'

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peetee
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Re: 'your supposed to give way to cars'

Postby peetee » 22 Dec 2018, 11:12am

rmurphy195 wrote:If you are driving (or riding) and you turn a corner to find a pedestrian crossing the road, the pedestrian has priority. Its in the highway code somewhere. Apart from being simple courtesy and common-sense.


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As you turn into the road there is (or should be on a correctly maintained surface :roll: ) a hatched white line. This denotes that you no longer have priority and should give way to any who are already using the road. That includes pedestrians, vehicle moving out from a parked position or vehicles approaching, reversing or manouevering on your side of the road.
This marking is the same as that dividing lanes on the carriageway and it indicates the same. You can change lanes or use the opposite carriageway as long as you give way to all users. The same applies to cycle lanes. Those with a hatched lines can be crossed by vehicles as and where the infrastructure or temporary obstruction (not queuing traffic) gives no alternative. A solid line dictates cycle use only just as a solid line adjacent to the right or left of a vehicle lane should not be crossed.
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Re: 'you're supposed to give way to cars'

Postby brynpoeth » 22 Dec 2018, 11:23am

Can? May? :?
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Re: 'you're supposed to give way to cars'

Postby peetee » 22 Dec 2018, 11:37am

Fair enough. May.
I was hoping for the 'Pedant of the Year' award but I have been well and truly trumped. :wink:
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Too many bikes on pegs and too few miles in the legs.