New analysis appears to recommend that almost all of UK motorists are unaware of the proper guidelines when utilizing a field junction. 

Eight per cent of drivers cease whereas driving via a field junction, one thing which isn’t permitted. 

Rule 174 of the Freeway Code outlines the principles of a field junction. It reads:  “You MUST NOT enter the field till your exit street or lane is evident. 

“Nevertheless, you might enter the field and wait while you need to flip proper, and are solely stopped from doing so by oncoming visitors, or by different autos ready to show proper.”

Two-thirds of drivers (67 per cent), nonetheless, argue that it’s too troublesome to get via the zone with out having to cease sooner or later. 

Three-quarters of drivers (78 per cent) blame poor sequencing of visitors lights for this however 13 per cent of motorists consider it is simple to get via a field junction with out stopping. 

A 3rd (32 per cent) blame different drivers infringing on the rule for breaking the principles whereas one in 5 declare they’re badly designed. 

Motorists that flout the principles of a field junction will be handed £70 for an offence which rises to £130 if dedicated in London

New cameras are set to be put in in London and Cardiff to stop motorists stopping within the field. 

Transport for London (TfL) issued a whopping 123,071 penalty cost notices (PCNs) over the previous 12 months to motorists stopping in a yellow field junction, up by nearly 20,000 from the 12 months earlier than. 

Simon Williams, RAC spokesperson, stated: “Our analysis exhibits yellow field junctions are a really divisive concern with drivers.

“Whereas the bulk are in favour of councils extra extensively being allowed to make use of cameras to catch offenders, there’s a sturdy feeling that many junctions usually are not arrange pretty which ends up in drivers having no alternative however cease in them, whether or not that’s attributable to poor visitors mild sequencing, poor design or getting used within the unsuitable place.

“Field junctions may heighten stress for drivers as these on the entrance of visitors lights usually really feel pressured to maneuver on on account of impatient drivers behind who do not realise they’re being prevented from doing so by the presence of yellow strains.

“If the Authorities was to grant native authorities the identical powers which might be already being utilized in London and Cardiff it is extremely possible we’d see an enormous rise within the variety of drivers being issued penalty cost notices.

“The RAC is mostly supportive of native authorities having the facility to implement yellow field junctions due to the worth of native data, however has issues that it might result in native authorities being inconsistent of their software of street visitors regulation.

“There may be additionally a danger that cash-strapped authorities may even see it as a profitable income stream.

“To forestall this, we expect warning letters for a primary contravention could be acceptable.

“We subsequently consider it’s important that each yellow field junction the place a digicam is put in is comprehensively examined to make sure it’s simple to barter with out stopping.”

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