Response to signs and signals

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17 Response to signs and signals

Responce to signs and signalsBefore your test starts your examiner will ask you to follow the road ahead unless directed otherwise by road markings or traffic signs. You will also be required to obey traffic light signals and those given by traffic controllers. Finally, you will also be required to respond in a safe and appropriate manner to signals given by other road users.

What the examiner is looking for
The examiner will expect you to recognise, understand and act where necessary and in good time upon all

  1. Traffic signs
  2. Road markings
  3. Traffic signals
  4. Signals by traffic controllers
  5. Signals by other road users

Driving faults recorded
17 Response

Traffic signs

What the examiner is looking for
The examiner will expect you to

  1. Obey traffic signs giving orders and
  2. Act appropriately towards other signs giving warnings, directions and other information.

Driving faults recorded
17 Response

Traffic signs:

Road markings

What the examiner is looking for
The examiner will expect you to act in accordance with:

  1. Lines and lane markings on the road
  2. Stop and give way lines at junctions and pedestrian crossings
  3. Box junctions
  4. Bus, tram and cycle lanes
  5. Traffic calming road markings
  6. Parking and waiting restriction road markings.

Driving faults recorded
17 Response
Road markings:

Traffic lights

What the examiner is looking for
The examiner will expect you to stop at traffic lights before the white line when

  1. The traffic lights are on red or
  2. When it is safe to do so on amber.

The examiner will expect you to proceed when the lights change to green provided it is safe to do so.

Driving faults recorded
17 Response
Traffic lights:

Traffic controllers

What the examiner is looking for
The examiner will expect you to obey all signals made by authorised traffic controllers such as

  1. Police officers
  2. School crossing patrol and
  3. Traffic wardens.

Driving faults recorded
17 Response
Traffic controllers:

Other road users

What the examiner is looking for
The examiner expects you to act upon the signals of other road users unless to do so is unsafe.

Driving faults recorded
17 Response to signals from other road users

Leaving adequate clearance Use of speed