You’re Waiting to Turn Right at The End of The Road. What Should You Do If Your View is Obstructed by Parked Vehicles?
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You’re waiting to turn right at the end of the road. What should you do if your view is obstructed by parked vehicles?
If a building, tree or parked car blocks your view of the junction, stop when you reach the solid white line, then carefully edge out for a better view. Slowly edging out until your view improves is known as the ‘Peep and Creep’ technique.
You need to be able to see to judge a safe gap. Edge forward slowly till you get a better view of the road, and keep looking all the time. Only turn when it’s safe and do not obstruct other road users.
Why is it important to use the peep and creep technique?
You must ensure it’s safe before emerging at a closed junction. Closed junctions are dangerous as obstructions make it harder to spot other vehicles, riders, and pedestrians. The peep and creep technique will improve your line of sight in a safe and controlled way.
What shouldn’t you do at a closed junction?
- Rush over the solid white line
- Speed up as you approach the junction
- Select a higher gear