What can I do to help management and flow of traffic on the highways?

We all have a responsibility as users of the highway whether as a pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or car driver, to ensure that we follow the rules and guidance set out in the Highway Code.

Here are a few things we can all do that would help to improve the management and flow of traffic on the highway.

  1. Do not park at dropped kerbs.  This causes great inconvenience and creates potential danger, particularly for the elderly, mobility impaired and parents with prams and pushchairs.
  2. Do not stop your car near a school entrance
  3. Do not park on the pavement.  Parking on the pavement is classed as obstruction and can be dealt with by the police. It can seriously inconvenience pedestrians.
  4. Do not park opposite or within 10 metres of a junction, except in an authorised parking space.
  5. Do not park across a private driveway or entrance.  This causes inconvenience and frustration to others.
  6. Always give way to pedestrians at a zebra crossing and to school crossing patrols.
  7. Reduce your speed to below 20mph in the vicinity of a school.
  8. Give way to buses leaving bus stops.
  9. Be aware of cyclists and motorcyclists, particularly when turning and when opening car doors.
  10. Do not place advertising boards or obstructions on footways.
  11. By driving your child to school YOU cause problems regarding the safety of other children.
Last updated: 31 January 2020 09:11:01