Re: Learners on motorways
Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:11 am
Jonquirk wrote:All these short slip roads and traffic lights on 70mph roads indicate that drivers need to be prepared to brake quite firmly in order to reduce speed more rapidly than you would normally prefer to do. Three stage braking is still the order of the day but stage 2 is going to require close to maximum pressure on the pedal and a firm grip on the steering in case there is loose material, particularly under the left hand wheels which may cause the vehicle to attempt to deviate from the desired course.
The key thing is knowing this to be the case before you find yourself heading into a tightening slip road carrying more speed than you can handle.
They've put cameras and high grip surfaces on that junction so obviously aren't happy with the arrangement. I've no idea why a lower limit hasn't been introduced leading up to the lights. It does seem a bit daft to me.