Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Highway Code - Road users requiring extra care (Motorcyclists and cyclists)

It is often difficult to see motorcyclists and cyclists, especially when they are coming up from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic. Always look out for them before you emerge from a junction; they could be approaching faster than you think. When turning right across a line of slow-moving or stationary traffic, look out for cyclists or motorcyclists on the inside of the traffic you are crossing. Be especially careful when turning, and when changing direction or lane. Be sure to check mirrors and blind spots carefully.
Highway Code - Seat belts and child restraints
For more information visit: The Highway code book
When passing motorcyclists and cyclists, give them plenty of 
room (see Rules 162-167). If they look over their shoulder it 
could mean that they intend to pull out, turn right or change 
direction. Give them time and space to do so.
Motorcyclists and cyclists may suddenly need to avoid uneven road 
urfaces and obstacles such as drain covers or oily, wet or icy 
patches on the road. Give them plenty of room and pay particular 
attention to any sudden change of direction they may have to make.

Related posts :

The Highway Code Introduction
The Highway Code - Rules for pedestrians
The Highway Code - Rules for users of powered wheelchairs and mobility scooters
The Highway Code - Rules about animals
The Highway Code - Rules for cyclists
The Highway Code - Rules for Motorcyclists
The Highway Code - Rules for drivers and motorcyclists

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