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These quite common road features are not covered/ mentioned in the Highway Code, which is a poor show as
I often see drivers not obeying full box rules suggesting the subject isn’t dealt with well.

My question is can you lawfully stop inside a half yellow box to turn right but prevented from doing so by on coming traffic (in this case from your left and the road is clear to the right)?

The case have in mind is a T junction with the box at the end of the minor road stretching out half way into the major road.
It is aimed at improving flow without traffic lights so that main road traffic doesn’t block access to and from the minor road when
Busy…ie traffic should not enter unless the exit is clear.


As far as I can find, The traffic signs gen directions 2002, now 2016,
Section 7.2 (2002) treat half yellow boxes and full yellow boxes the same by virtue of diagrams 1043/44 (now amalgamated as 1043 in 2016 regs!)

So, if joining the main road from the minor, can I sit in the box, if, the exit road (to my right is clear), but I am prevented by approaching traffic from the left, thus causing me
to block main road traffic from my right.

Technically, I think I should be allowed to do so, but practically it might be risky  to sit in the box as drivers from the right on the main road may not
give you right of way.

 

Comments welcome

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