Road Junctions

Take extra care at road junctions, you should:

Watch out for cyclists, motorcyclists, powered wheelchairs/mobility scooters and pedestrians as they are not always easy to see. Be aware that they may not have seen or heard you if you are approaching from behind
Watch out for pedestrians crossing a road into which you are turning. If they have started to cross they have priority, so give way
Watch 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
Do not assume, when waiting at a junction, that a vehicle coming from the right and signalling left will actually turn. Wait and make sure
look all around before emerging. Do not cross or join a road until there is a gap large enough for you to do so safely

Traffic Lights

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
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.
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. Give other traffic, especially cyclists, time and room to move into the correct lane.

Level Crossings (Train Tracks)

Most level crossings utilize traffic light signals with a steady amber light, twin flashing red stoplights and a sound alarm for pedestrians. Some will have full barriers - a barrier on each side of the crossing that extend over both lanes. Some will have half barriers - barriers on each side of the crossing that extend over only one lane. And some will have no barriers.
When a train approaches the level crossing the amber light will show followed by the flashing red stoplights. If the amber light shows after you have passed the stop line then you should continue forward. If you haven't past the stop line then you must stop and wait for the lights to go off and the barriers to rise.
If a train passes and the lights continue to flash or the alarm sounds a different tone then another train is approaching so you must continue to wait.
Some level crossings have no warning lights. If you approach such a crossing and the barriers begin to close then you should stop and wait.
If ever you break down or have an accident on a level crossing then the first thing to do is to get everyone out of your car and clear of the crossing.

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