Page:The Highway Code 1931.djvu/9

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No vehicle has a "right of way" at cross roads, but it is the duty of a driver on a minor road when approaching a major road to go dead slow and to give way to traffic on it. Nevertheless when you are driving on a major road always keep a sharp look out and drive cautiously at cross roads and road junctions.


Go slow in narrow country lanes however familiar the road may be to you. Blind corners, hidden drives, cattle or other obstructions may at any moment offer unexpected dangers.


Look out for "white lines" on the road and carefully follow the indications they give, even when the road appears to be clear.


When you are a driver in a convoy or the driver of one of a series of large slow moving vehicles or of a motor coach joining up with other motor coaches, do not drive your vehicle close behind another. Leave ample space between the vehicles to allow faster traffic after overtaking one vehicle to draw in to the left if necessary before overtaking the next.


No vehicle should be left standing on a highway for a longer time than is reasonable in the circumstances.

Do not leave your vehicle at a standstill in such a position as to cause inconvenience to residents or to other users of the road. Draw in your vehicle close to the kerb and do not stop where the road space is already restricted by standing vehicles, road repairs or other obstructions.