Cross Roads Turning Right. Minor to Major
Cross Roads – Turning right minor to major:
Plan well ahead and check your mirrors to gain any early information on following traffic, type of junction, signs and road markings relating to the junction, size of the junction, vision at the junction, traffic at the junction, uphill or downhill approach and pedestrians near the junction. All this information will help you decide on the correct position, speed and gear to approach the junction.
Observation: Effective observation must be made on the approach to and before entering any junction.
Look – For traffic, pedestrians and other hazards.
Assess – Is it safe to proceed?
Decide – When to proceed.
Act – Positive action (this could mean proceed or wait)
Before emerging from the minor road at a crossroads it is important to make eye contact with the driver of other vehicles on the other side in order to establish who is to proceed first. Remember neither you or they have priority and you must establish their intensions. Avoid beckoning other drivers on and if beckoned to go first yourself, be careful to establish all roads are safe before you proceed.