This Highway Code applies to England, Scotland and Wales. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone. The Highway Code for Northern Ireland is also referred to as The Highway Code or the Code. It is essential reading for everyone who uses roads in Northern. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone who uses roads in Northern Ireland.

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Some older designs of signs may still be seen on the roads.

From 17 October, GOV. At double mini-roundabouts treat each roundabout separately and give way to traffic from the right. Rules for using the road, including general rules, overtaking, road junctions, roundabouts, pedestrian crossings and reversing.

Take great care when turning into a main road; you will need to watch for traffic in both directions and wait for a safe gap. Traffic signals and signs, signals and markings for crossings, buses, trams, cycles and pedestrians Examples of different traffic signals and signs and markings for cyclists and pedestrians, level crossing signs and signs and signals for buses and trams.

When taking an exit to the right or going full circle, unless signs or markings indicate otherwise signal right and approach in the right-hand lane keep to the right dirrectgov the roundabout until you need to change lanes to exit the roundabout signal left after you have passed highsay exit before the one you want.

These include regulatory signs, which you must obey by law, low bridge and road works signs. This will improve your view of the road and help avoid the risk of colliding with traffic approaching from the opposite direction drive with both hands on the wheel where possible.

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You MUST give way to traffic on the main road when emerging from a junction with broken white lines across the road. Position your vehicle correctly to avoid obstructing traffic Rule When turning right at crossroads where an oncoming vehicle is also turning right, there is a choice of two methods turn right side to right side; keep the other vehicle on your right and turn behind it.


For example, when you are highwqy a corner or bend a hump bridge the brow of a hill. Route numbers on a blue background show the direction to a motorway.

Opens a PDF of the full contents of the ‘Know your traffic signs’ booklet. It is also recommended that anyone intending to visit the Republic of Ireland should buy Rules of the Road and note particularly that all speed limit cove in the Republic of Ireland relate to kilometres per hour.

What were you doing? Rule Look carefully before you start reversing. Rule Being overtaken. Brown panels show the route to tourist attractions. Move off only when it is safe to do so. Follow the correct procedure at roundabouts Rule Signals and position. Rule Do not reverse from a side road into a main road.

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These might have to take a different course or durectgov lanes either approaching or on the roundabout because of their length. The Highway Code is essential reading for everyone who uses roads in Northern Ireland. You may proceed in the direction of the green arrow when it, or the full green light shows.

It is important that all road users are aware of the Code and are considerate towards each other. Give them plenty of room, ocde if you are driving a long vehicle or towing a trailer select a lower gear before you reach a long downhill slope.

As you approach a zebra crossing look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross you MUST give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a ocde allow more time for stopping on wet or icy roads do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across; this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching be aware of pedestrians approaching from the side of the crossing.

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For example, when you are approaching. Note – this is a large file. Rule Wait until there is a safe gap between you and any oncoming vehicle. Find out more about cookies. Do not unnecessarily encroach on the cyclists waiting area Turning right Rule Well before you turn right you should use your mirrors to make sure you know the position and movement of traffic behind you give a right-turn signal take up a position just left of the middle of the road or in the space marked for traffic turning right leave room for other vehicles to pass on the left, if possible.


The booklet also illustrates and explains the vast majority of signs the road user is likely to encounter. The Highway Code – downloadable version Up Rules for pedestrians 1 to You MUST wait for pedestrians who are crossing from the other side of the island.

Green panels indicate that the primary route starts at the junction ahead. Rule In all cases watch out for and give plenty of room to pedestrians who may be crossing the approach and exit roads traffic crossing in front of you on the roundabout, especially vehicles intending to leave by the next exit traffic which may be straddling lanes or positioned incorrectly motorcyclists cyclists and horse riders who may stay in the left-hand lane and signal right if they intend to continue round the roundabout.

If the signal-controlled crossing is not working, proceed with extreme caution. Page menu Browse by subject Crime and justice Education and learning Employment Environment and greener living Government, citizens and rights Health and well-being Home and community Money, tax and benefits Motoring Pensions and retirement planning Travel and transport Know your traffic signs Browse by people Young people Britons living abroad Caring for someone Disabled people Parents.

Rule Advanced stop lines. Rule When reaching the roundabout you should give priority to traffic approaching from your right, unless directed otherwise by signs, road markings or traffic lights check whether road markings allow you to enter the roundabout without giving way.