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Driving Lesson - Meeting Traffic

Driving Lesson - Meeting Traffic

Passing stationary hazard with approaching vehicles

Parked vehicle on one side

  • Check mirrors
  • Assess priority
  • Plan early for position and speed
  • Can maintain safety line - 1M from parked vehicle
    • Maintain speed
  • Unable to maintain safety line – but enough room to get past
    • Slow down
      • "Reduce the Gap – Reduce the Speed"
      • More time to react to: Pedestrians, Car doors
  • Not enough room to safely pass parked vehicle
    • Slow down (Be prepared to stop)
      • Adjust speed to avoid both vehicles meeting

Parked vehicles on both sides

  • No one has priority
    • Adjust speed to avoid both vehicles meeting
    • Assess speed and position of other vehicle
    • Proceed with caution
  • Can be advantageous to give way

Stopping – Hold Back Position

  • 2 Car lengths behind obstruction
    • Any closer
      • Lose vision
      • Hard to steer round obstruction
    • Any further away
      • Other vehicles will not be aware of your intentions
        • May move in front of you
  • As close to centre line as possible
    • Don't block route of approaching vehicles
      • Increases line of vision
      • Easier to steer round obstruction
      • Shows your intentions to other road users

Overtaking Multiple Obstructions

  • Assess situation carefully
    • No one has priority
    • Places to stop (both you and other vehicles)
    • Other vehicles intentions
    • Avoid head to head situations
      • Can be advantageous to give way

Flashing Headlights

  • If somebody flashes to you
    • Ensure any signal is meant for you
    • Check it is safe to go
  • DO NOT flash instructions to other road users

Meeting Traffic

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