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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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Waiting and parking: Parking

Rule 239 Use off-street parking areas, or bays marked out with white lines on the road as parking places, wherever possible. If you have to stop on the roadside: do not park facing against the traffic flow stop as close as

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Rules for cyclists: You and your bicycle

Make sure that you feel confident of your ability to ride safely on the road. Be sure that you choose the right size and type of cycle for comfort and safety lights and reflectors are kept clean and in good

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General rules, techniques and advice for all drivers and riders: Lines and lane markings on the road

See ‘Road markings’ to see diagrams of all lines. Rule 127 A broken white line. This marks the centre of the road. When this line lengthens and the gaps shorten, it means that there is a hazard ahead. Do not

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