The driver of the black car has changed their mind and wants to continue driving straight in lane A instead of turning left. What is true?
Lane selection arrows (M19)
”The marking indicates, for the nearest junction, the appropriate route in the designated lane. If the lane is demarcated with a solid lane line, the driver is to follow the direction or directions indicated by the arrow.”
As the lane is demarcated with a solid line before the junction, the driver has to turn left.
The broken line is not a regular centre line, but rather a guide line:
Guide line (M4)
”The marking indicates the appropriate route for traffic in complicated junctions. The marking is also used in other cases where there is a need for guidance. The marking has a distance ratio of 1:1 between the dashes and spaces.”
But the car is positioned on the marking; maybe there is a forward-pointing arrow underneath?
– The part of the arrow that is visible rules out all possibilities of there being something other than a single left arrow (see the different representations). Furthermore it would not be reasonable taking into account the junction’s design in general.
Why is the line broken and not solid the entire way?
– This is because traffic has to be able to pass through the junction from other directions.
Are the traffic signals not relevant here?
– The question and the options focus on other things. It is therefore understood that all manoeuvres described will take place when the traffic signals allow them.
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