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Learning to Drive: Junctions

Almost half of all accidents in Britain’s roads occur at junctions. Therefore, it’s essential that you obtain a high level of knowledge of all junction types and how to correctly use them.

One of the largest components of learning to drive is junctions. In this section, we cover junctions which includes left and right turns, T-junctions, Y-junctions, box junctions and crossroads. The following tutorials are for those learning to drive in an automatic car.

You’ll learn the difference between marked, unmarked and controlled junctions, open and closed junctions, junction priorities and how to safely negotiate junctions using the test standard ‘mirrors, signals, position, speed and look’ (MSPSL).

Open and closed junctions learning to drive tutorialDifference Between Open and Closed Junctions

As you begin learning to drive, it’s important that you can distinguish whether a junction that you’re approaching is open or closed. This tutorial explains the difference with use of diagrams.

How to deal with blind junctions tutorialBlind Junctions

Blind junctions are similar to closed junctions. The difference is that blind junctions severely reduce your visibility when attempting to exit the junction. This tutorial explains what a blind junction is and how to negotiate a blind junction in an automatic car.

Unmarked Junctions TutorialUnmarked Junctions

During the driving test, you’ll cover a wide variety of junctions. One of those junction types is what we call ‘unmarked junctions’. This tutorial will explain what unmarked junctions / unmarked T-junctions are, how to deal with them and who has priority.

Marked junctions tutorial for learner driversMarked Junctions

Now we move onto the most common type of junction; marked junctions. Here we explain what marked junctions are, the road markings and and signs associated with marked junctions, how to approach them and the hazards that you’re likely to encounter at marked junctions.

Controlled Junctions TutorialControlled Junctions

You’ll find controlled junctions almost everywhere from busy towns and cities, to major routes and carriageways. Here we explain what controlled junctions are and how best to approach them.

Advanced Stop Lines (Cycle Boxes) TutorialAdvanced Stop Lines

In busy cities and towns, you’ll often find advanced stop lines, often referred to as cycle boxes. This tutorial explains what advanced stop lines are and how to use them, along with the potential impact on your driving test if you get it wrong.