When driving and at road junctions drivers leave one road and turn into, crosses or joins another one. This is what is meant by emerging. So what exactly should drivers look for and how does what they see enable them to decide whether to wait or continue on.
The most obvious thing to look for at road junctions is approaching traffic. The decision to stop is sometimes made for you by stop signs or traffic signals. At other places it will be obvious that you have to wait for a gap in a stream of vehicles before you can join or cross a road. At other times GIVE WAY signs or lines will remind you of the need to judge the speed of other vehicles. Give way does not necessarily mean that you must stop, especially where you can see the major road is clear. But you must let vehicles on the major road go first.
If you do come to a stop then the second decision at road junctions is when is it safe to proceed on. In all cases you need to have a full view.
Road junctions are nearly always places where vision tends to be poor yet a good view into the other roads is essential. this restricted view is called the zone of vision.
Although the zone of vision gets wider as you get nearer the road junction its surprising how close you need to be to see far enough into the other roads.
Observation, anticipation positioning getting far enough forward to look without blocking other traffic all have to be judged very carefully when emerging from a narrow road junction.
At Crossroads Driving School aspects of emerging at road junctions will be taught to enable pupils to pass there driving test and continue driving safely for life.
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