Crossroads

Crossroads come in many shapes and sizes, such as, signal controlled, unmarked, marked and staggered to name a few. The ability to negotiate these safely, smoothly and in a systematic way will be the hallmark of any safe and improving rider. Hesitation or uncertainty about how we should act can easily lead to confusing with other road users or worse. In general, as with any junction we need to plan our manoeuvre well in advance, allowing plenty of time to adjust our approach. It’s worth considering the Highway Code states that no one has priority at an unmarked crossroads and therefore we should approach with caution, this will allow time to assess what any other approaching vehicles are likely to do.