MACCLESFIELD Silk Road/Mill Lane fixed RED LIGHT CAMERA. Nov 30, 2015 0:02:47 GMT
Post by Administrator on Nov 30, 2015 0:02:47 GMT
MACCLESFIELD MILL LANE FIXED LIGHT CAMERA. NO GIVE WAY AHEAD SIGN BEFORE GIVE WAY JUNCTION
I have had a look on google maps and there is not as it appears the requisite? GIVE WAY AHEAD sign, BEFORE the Give way left slip junction to the traffic lights. (which DOES have the give way sign) But not the GIVE WAY AHEAD.
This leads me to belive that this Junctions that I see as a "TRICK" trap set up junction... COULD BE AND IS IN FACT.. another instance of "AN IMPOSSIBLE JUNCTION"
Because it should not exist.
The traffic lights should control the entire junction, and not have a GIVE WAY slip road to the side.
THERE IS NO TRAFFIC LIGHT WARNING SIGN FOR THIS SET OF LIGHTS (AND) NO GIVE WAY AHEAD SIGN...
THUS YOU CANNOT SAY... IT DOESNT NEED EITHER OR ANY AT ALL.
THESE SIGNS MUST BE LEARNED FOR A DRIVING TEST TO BE PASSED. IF YOU HAVE AN ACCIDENT IT IS THE COUNCILS FAULT NOT YOURS.
See this website about give way junctions...
Give Way Signs, Road Markings and Rules
Give way signs can be seen frequently throughout British roads and are used to warn motorists of an impending junction ahead. Give way signs are also regulatory signs that give an order.
Give way rules
Give way rules that a motorists facing a give way sign must give way to traffic on the road they intend to join. The traffic on the road they intend on joining has priority and the motorists must wait for this traffic to pass and to wait for a suitable safe gap before joining the new road.
The triangle, red bordered sign with give way written in the centre is a regulatory sign giving an order.
Give way signs
Two types of give way signs are typically seen. A driver approaching a junction may see the give way warning sign – a blank triangle with red border and an information plate below the triangle providing details of the potential hazard ahead. Distance to the junction is in yards and can vary in distance.
Give way warning signs are typically used where they junction may be difficult to see, as it could be on a bend for instance. At the junction the regulatory give way sign may be seen where the driver must give way to traffic before entering the new road.
Why are give way signs upside down
The equilateral give way sign is upside down compared to other warning road signs simply as a recognition of shape. So if for instance a give way sign was to become defaced due to snow for example, the shape of the sign alone would be enough to inform a motorist of the impending hazard (a junction) that is ahead.
Give way road markings and lines
You have probably seen these road markings before and perhaps asked ‘what does the triangle road marking mean’? The upside down triangle markings on the road represent a warning to motorists that there is a give way just ahead. The triangle road marking along with the lines representing where the vehicle must stop and wait if necessary to give way are often placed at a minor junction, particularly where it meets a major road where there is a difference in traffic speed and volume on the two roads.
Should you stop at a give way sign?
Unlike a stop sign, you are not legally obliged to do so. Whether you stop or not however depends on the type of junction. Not all types of junction have give way signs or road markings. Quiet junctions may have no signs or road markings at all, large busy junction may be controlled by traffic lights. One of the most important aspects of a junction is to establish if it is open or closed.
ow to approach a give way sign
Approach a give way junction using the Mirror Signal Manoeuvre routine (MSM), or better still the MSPSL routine. This is expected by the driving examiner during the driving test. To establish whether you need to stop or proceed without stopping, you must assess whether the junction is open or closed.
A closed junction restricts your view of the road and traffic on the road you intend on joining, and open junction is clear to see and determine whether you must stop or proceed. See junctions for further information and a full explanation on open and closed junctions.
Difference between give way and stop sign
Both give way and stop signs are regulatory order signs. The difference between give way and stop signs however is at a stop sign, a motorist must legally stop just before the stop line before proceeding. This is often due to the area that the motorist intends on entering is highly hazardous. Give way rules are different in that the driver must give way to traffic ahead but do not need to stop if it is determined that it is safe to proceed without doing so.