I’d like to take this opportunity to make a plea. To drivers. First of all an extract from the Highway Code.
Driving on the motorway – Rule 259
When you join the motorway you will normally approach it from a road on the left (a slip road) or from an adjoining motorway. You should
- give priority to traffic already on the motorway
- check the traffic on the motorway and match your speed to fit safely into the traffic flow in the left-hand lane
Now, I assume the same applies to slip roads onto other roads, such as A roads.
What the Highway Code DOESN’T say is
- Drive up the slip road, with your indicator on, until you get to the end.
- Join the main carriageway, whether clear or not. You have priority so other drivers must move out of your way
End of todays lesson.