When turning right, give way to oncoming traffic.
When you turn it’s your responsibility to make sure it’s safe.
Safe means you can turn without causing any other road user to change speed or direction.
If the car in front of you turns right, this does not mean it is safe to turn.
Do not trust another driver’s judgement.
You must check that there is a safe gap in the oncoming traffic for you to turn.
Also check your exit road is clear.
Turning right at a crossroads
If oncoming traffic is turning right you should be positioned off side to offside so that you can see past the other vehicle to look for a safe gap in the oncoming traffic.
Turning right at a crossroads controlled by traffic lights & a filter arrow
If you have a red light, you must wait at the stop line.
If you have a green light you can wait at the point of turn for a safe gap in the traffic.
Turn when safe. (You don’t have to wait for the filter arrow, if it is safe to turn).
When the oncoming traffic has a red light your green filter light will come on to signal that it is safe to turn.
Some crossroads have separate traffic lights and separate lanes for left turn and straight ahead or right turn.
Make sure you are looking at the correct set of lights.
If your lane has a red light, you must wait at the stop line,
When turning right on some large crossroads with traffic lights oncoming traffic may be turning right to your near side. Usually there are road markings to guide you. It is safe to turn near side to near side in this situation because all other traffic is held by red lights.
Always make sure it’s safe to turn.