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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 72

Giving way at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout)

72 Giving way at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout)

(1) A driver at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout) without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line, must give way in accordance with this rule.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Give way line" ,
"intersection" ,
"stop line" ,
"T-intersection" and
"traffic lights" are defined in the Dictionary, and
"roundabout" is defined in rule 109.
Note 2 : For this rule,
"give way" means the driver must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision--see the definition in the Dictionary.
(2) If the driver is going straight ahead, the driver must give way to any vehicle approaching from the right, unless a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the approaching vehicle.
Examples :

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In each example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
Note :
"Straight ahead" is defined in the Dictionary.
(3) If the driver is turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane), the driver must give way to:
(a) any vehicle approaching from the right, unless a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the approaching vehicle, and
(b) any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering.
Examples :

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In example 3, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
In example 4, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.
Note 1 :
"Slip lane" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : In relation to paragraph (b), 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.
(4) If the driver is turning left using a slip lane, the driver must give way to:
(a) any vehicle approaching from the right or turning right at the intersection into the road the driver is entering (except a vehicle making a U-turn at the intersection), and
(b) any pedestrian on the slip lane.
Example :

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In this example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
(5) If the driver is turning right, the driver must give way to:
(a) any vehicle approaching from the right, unless a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the approaching vehicle, and
(b) any oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead or turning left at the intersection, unless:
(i) a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the oncoming vehicle, or
(ii) the oncoming vehicle is turning left using a slip lane, and
(c) any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering.
Note 1 :
"Oncoming vehicle" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : In relation to paragraph (c), 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.
Examples :

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In examples 6 and 7, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.

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In example 8, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
In example 9, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.



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