If you are turning the steering wheel when the car is stationary can cause unnecessary wear to the tyres and steering mechanism. This is known as ‘dry’ steering.
You see a car coming towards you on a narrow road. There's a passing place just ahead on the other side of the road. What should you do?
If you are going to pass on a narrow road, you need to plan early and well before so that you get a better view of the road ahead.
You need to check as you are turning. Slow down your vehicle and give priority to the pedestrian who is crossing the road.
Sometimes buildings, hedges, bends and other obstacles can obscure your view. Move forward slowly until you see the road clearly before you pull out.
You can wait in a yellow box junction if you want to turn right and are stopped from doing so by oncoming traffic, or by other vehicles waiting to turn right.
Pelican Crossings are the crossings which are signal-controlled crossings where flashing amber follows the red 'Stop' light. This crossing is made aware to the drivers with its traffic lights and zig-zag road markings.
As a driver, you MUST give way to any pedestrians on the crossing, when the amber light is flashing. If the amber light is flashing and there are no pedestrians on the crossing, you may proceed with caution.
After the lights start flashing, watch out for people making a last-minute dash. Be prepared to let them cross but no not wave others onto the crossing.
The approach to, and exit from, a pedestrian crossing is marked with zigzag lines. It also means that you must not park on them or overtake the leading vehicle when approaching the crossing. Parking here would block the view for pedestrians and the approaching traffic.
You should not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians to let them know that they can cross as this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching. It should be left to the pedestrians to decide for themselves when it is safe to cross.
As you are approach a crossing
Watch out for pedestrian walking close to crossings as they may start to cross without looking at the traffic.
While traveling on a two-lane dual carriageway you should stay in the left-hand lane. Use the right-hand lane only for overtaking or when turning right. After overtaking, move back to the left-hand lane when it is safe to do so.