As you reduce speed in preparation to turn you will need to assess which gear you should select to complete the turn if it is not necessary to give way or stop?
Answer - Reduce speed to 10/12 mph and select 2nd gear or 1st gear if you need to stop.
When turning left or right who must you give way to?
Answer - Any pedestrians crossing the face of the junction, vehicles coming towards you in the new road & look for stationary vehicles.
Where would you stop when you are turning right if it’s not safe to proceed?
Answer - Stop a car length just before the point where you would start to turn if you cannot get the whole of your vehicle into the side road safely and then stop.
When turning left from a main road to side road who has priority?
Answer - you have priority over oncoming traffic turning right into the side road.
When you are turning right does oncoming traffic have priority over you?
Answer - Yes, you must wait for a gap in the traffic. You wait just before the point at which you would turn.
Working on the skill of L.A.D.A when turning right
Naturally once you have stopped in the gap needed to cross the road safely you will need a bigger gap as you are starting from a standstill position. Therefore you should try to time your approach to coincide with any oncoming traffic and gaps.
Plan a suitable size of gap to allow you to cross, Look, Assess, Decide, Act (L. A. D. A.)
If you find that you have to wait / stop just before the point where you would start to turn -
● Select first gear and be ready to move.
● If you have to wait for a while you should apply your handbrake (if not already applied).
● Watch for a gap and get ready to move, as it approaches check your mirrors and then turn if it is safe to do so.
● You may require additional mirror checks on your approach if it is particularly long or if the road is very busy.
When your crossing right across the road the gap you need from the oncoming vehicles is - if you can walk across the road you will have enough time to emerge.
Emerging at T junctions
The approach routine when you wish to emerge from a side road onto the major road is the same as when you want to turn into a side road, however extra
consideration needs to be given before you emerge into the major road.
In particular vehicles on the major road have priority over you. Therefore you may need to slow down or stop to allow them to pass before you emerge.
Observations on approach are critical to determine
whether you can emerge without stopping and in which gear.
Some junctions are open allowing you to take early
observations to keep on flowing.
Others are closed restricting your view so for safety you will
need to stop to gain a full view of the road before you go.