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Dealing with Traffic calming measures


Road narrowing, central islands and chicanes.

Roads may be narrowed by 'build outs' on one or both sides of the road.

You will be shown warning signs indicating which side of the road narrowing occurs.

Give way road marking and road signs will advise priority.

You should not accelerate as you approach the narrowing, but be prepared to slow down or stop if necessary.

Don't try and squeeze through at the same time as cyclists or motorcylists. Hold back and allow them room to pass.

Highway Code Rule 153 says:-
Traffic-calming measures.
On some roads there are features such as road humps, chicanes and narrowings which are intended to slow you down. When you approach these features reduce your speed. Allow cyclists and motorcyclists room to pass through them. Maintain a reduced speed along the whole of the stretch of road within the calming measures. Give way to oncoming road users if directed to do so by signs. You should not overtake other moving road users while in these areas.



Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor.

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