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Highway Code Tramways

Tramways: 273-278

273: You MUST NOT enter a road, lane or other route reserved for trams. Take extra care where trams run along the road. The width taken up by trams is often shown by tram lanes marked by white lines, yellow dots or by a different type of road surface. Diamond-shaped signs give instructions to tram drivers only.
Law RTRA sects 5 & 8

274: Take extra care where the track crosses from one side of the road to the other and where the road narrows and the tracks come close to the kerb. Tram drivers usually have their own traffic signals and may be permitted to move when you are not. Always give way to trams. Do not try to race or overtake them.

275: You MUST NOT park your vehicle where it would get in the way of trams or where it would force other drivers to do so.
Law RTRA sects 5 & 8

276: Tram stops. Where the tram stops at a platform, either in the middle or at the side of the road, you MUST follow the route shown by the road signs and markings. At stops without platforms you MUST NOT drive between a tram and the left-hand kerb when a tram has stopped to pick up passengers.
Law RTRA sects 5 & 8

277: Look out for pedestrians, especially children, running to catch a tram approaching a stop.

278: Cyclists and motorcyclists should take extra care when riding close to or crossing the tracks, especially if the rails are wet. It is safest to cross the tracks directly at right angles.


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