How to Approach a Junction
Always approach any junction using the MSM routine. 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 of this information will help you decide on the correct position, speed and gear to approach the junction.
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)