DRIVERS need to keep their minds clear on our busy roads like never before.
And with the latest news that City councils will soon be able to enforce yellow box fines in place of the policethe likelihood of slipping is greater than ever.
The recently revised road traffic regulations she says NOT ALLOWED Enter the field until your exit or lane is clear.”
It also makes it clear: “You are allowed to drive at signposted roundabouts NOT ALLOWED enter the crate unless you can completely cross it without stopping.
Both of these things are easier said than done when there is heavy traffic, you are tired or visibility is limited by trucks and buses.
However, there is one scenario where sitting on a yellow boxed intersection is allowed without fear of a fine.
The Highway Code also says, “You can pull into the pits and wait if you want to turn right, only prevented from doing so by oncoming traffic or other vehicles waiting to turn right.”
As long as the street you are turning right onto is clear, you can wait at an intersection with yellow boxes until the cars ahead and oncoming cars have cleared.
If you intend to keep going straight, the traffic comes to a standstill and the lights change, you’re probably screwed.
If municipalities are given the green light to issue yellow box fines from June 1, 2022, nearly 300 municipalities can apply to charge drivers.
In London, Transport For London (TFL) handles Yellow Box Junction fines and has announced and enforced more expensive fines since January 17, 2022.
These went from £130 to £160, reduced by 50% if the fine is paid within 14 days, but increased by 50% if not paid within 28 days.
TFL issued around 77,000 red route fines in 2020 alone.
Siwan Hayward, Director of Compliance, Policing, Operations and Security at TfL, said: “We are committed to keeping London moving safely and efficiently and compliance across the Transport for London Road Network is essential to achieving these goals .”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8686674/stop-in-a-yellow-box-junction-for-longer/ You can stop at a yellow box intersection longer than you think