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Rules for cyclists: Roundabouts

Rule 76 Full details about the correct procedure at roundabouts are contained in (see Rules 184 to 190). Roundabouts can be hazardous and should be approached with care. Rule 77 You may feel safer walking your cycle round on the

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General rules, techniques and advice for all drivers and riders: Lighting requirements

Rule 113 You MUST ensure all sidelights and rear registration plate lights are lit between sunset and sunrise use headlights at night, except on a road which has lit street lighting. These roads are generally restricted to a speed limit

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Driving in adverse weather conditions: Overview

Rule 226 You MUST use headlights when visibility is seriously reduced, generally when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet). You may also use front or rear fog lights but you MUST switch them off when visibility

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Waiting and parking

Rule 238 You MUST NOT wait or park on yellow lines during the times of operation shown on nearby time plates (or zone entry signs if in a Controlled Parking Zone). Double yellow lines indicate a prohibition of waiting at

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Rules for cyclists: Crossing the road

Rule 79 Do not ride across equestrian crossings, as they are for horse riders only. Do not ride across a pelican, puffin or zebra crossing. Dismount and wheel your cycle across. Rule 80 Toucan crossings. These are light-controlled crossings which

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General rules, techniques and advice for all drivers and riders: Control of the vehicle

Braking Rule 117 In normal circumstances. The safest way to brake is to do so early and lightly. Brake more firmly as you begin to stop. Ease the pressure off just before the vehicle comes to rest to avoid a

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Driving in adverse weather conditions: Wet weather

Rule 227 Wet weather. In wet weather, stopping distances will be at least double those required for stopping on dry roads (see ‘Typical stopping distances). This is because your tyres have less grip on the road. In wet weather you

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