How can you read lane markings on the road surface in queues of traffic..?
I'd rely on the markings on the road surface to determine which lane to get into on approach e.g. on a 3 lane road etc but how can this be done when it's rush hour and there's about 500 m of continuous traffic ?
I had the misfortune of being on the North Circular last week and approaching Hangar Lane to go west onto A40 I couldn't see the road markings and there were three lanes so did I have to be right or was middle ok? Once I saw markings they were actually quite worn away so a bit crap really! Driving roads you know is fine but those you don't not so easy to know which lane is ok.
There aren't always signs at the side of the road.
So I would take it slow and indicate and change lane if necessary.
Some three lane roundAbouts can be confusing in the approach......with them I always think if I'm not sure I can always go in the right lane and go round the roundabout until I know which lane I should be in. Obviously I know the usual roundabout rules but there's one in particular near me which has arrows painted on the lanes different to how you'd normally expect it to be set up.....and as I don't go that way often I always forget!
Thanks for the replies so far. I'm still struggling to be honest. When there are clear markings on the road surfacing showing which lane to be in and not a lot of traffic, it's just about do-able. BUT a lot of roads have very faded road markings and in situations where there's hugely long traffic queues, I think it'll be a struggle