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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 62

Giving way when turning at an intersection with traffic lights

62 Giving way when turning at an intersection with traffic lights

(1) A driver turning at an intersection with traffic lights must give way to:
(a) any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering, and
(b) if the driver is turning left at a left turn on red after stopping sign at the intersection:
(i) any vehicle approaching from the right, turning right at the intersection into the road the driver is entering or making a U-turn, and
(ii) any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is on the road the driver is leaving, and
(c) if the driver is turning right--any oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead or turning left at the intersection (except a vehicle turning left using a slip lane).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Intersection" ,
"oncoming vehicle" ,
"slip lane" ,
"straight ahead" and
"U-turn" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : For this rule,
"give way" means the driver must remain stationary until it is safe to proceed--see the definition in the Dictionary.
Note 3 : Rule 322 (3) and (4) deal with the meaning of a traffic sign an intersection.
Note 4 : A driver turning left at a left turn on red after stopping sign, at an intersection with traffic lights showing a red traffic light, must stop in accordance with rule 56 (1) before making the turn.
Note 5 : In relation to paragraph (a), rule 353 (1) specifies that a driver is not required to give way to a pedestrian who is crossing the road that the driver is leaving, and rule 353 (2) provides that a pedestrian who is only crossing a part of a road is considered to be crossing the road.
(2) However, a driver who is turning at an intersection with traffic arrows showing a green traffic arrow need not give way to an oncoming vehicle if the driver is turning in the direction indicated by the green traffic arrow.
Note :
"Green traffic arrow" is defined in the Dictionary.
Examples :

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In example 1, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.
In examples 2 and 3, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.



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