Should we pass the junction or no?
Let remember the traffic rules for crossing a regulated junction if there are road signs placed (on the priority of way and mandatory direction of movement) and in the same time there is a traffic cop.
Do we know what to do? Do we need to follow the traffic cop hand signs, do we need to follow road signs or need to keep both in mind?
Let see and discuss this example situation:
General traffic rules say:
In case of discrepancy between the traffic controller signals and road signs on the priority road, the all road users are required to comply with the signals of the traffic controller.
In case of discrepancy between the light signals and road signs on the priority road, the all road users are required to comply with the light signals.
In case of discrepancy between the road signs and road markings, the all road users are required to comply with the road signs.
In case of discrepancy between a road sign placed on a portable stand on the roadway, and other road signs, the all road users are required to comply with road sign placed on a portable stand.
During the construction and repair when there is a temporary road markings, made to be traffic organization for a certain period of time, all road users must comply with the temporary road markings.
How to follow these general traffic rules and use them in this particular situation? Should we move in the direction indicated with a blue arrow or not?
Let’s think about…. this is a regulated road junction and in the same time there are couple of rules we need to follow (mandatory direction of movement and traffic cop signals). What to do?
The meaning of this particular hand sign of the traffic cop means “Movement straight and right only is allowed.“, but in the same time there is a road sign G1 that means “Keep moving straight after the sign is mandatory“.
So we are obliged to move straight while passing the junction as the traffic cop allow us to do that. We are not allowed to turn right in this particular situation! Why?
In this situation we will be allowed to turn right only in case there is an additional specific signal from the traffic cop allowing us to follow the blue arrow. But there is no such additional signal.. so we have to pass straight the junction.
The right answer is 1.