Staggered Junction - How To Use A Staggered Junction
A staggered junction is where roads join from both the right and the left so that the path from one side of the road to the other will be staggered.
Always be prepared to slow down and give way to emerging traffic when approaching a staggered junction.
When you are on a minor road and wish to cross over the major road and turn into the other minor road, you should treat this as two separate manoeuvres - first join the major road, then make a second turn into the minor road. Only if the junctions are very close should you treat them as a standard crossroads.
On your driving test, when dealing with a Staggered Junction the examiner will expect you to:
- Use the MSM/PSL routine in good time
- Comply with the correct rules for turning at, entering into and emerging from the junction
- Position your car correctly and use the correct speed
- Understand the rules of priority
- Pull away safely, smoothly and under control.