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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 73

Giving way at a T-intersection

73 Giving way at a T-intersection

(1) A driver at a T-intersection 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" ,
"stop line" ,
"T-intersection" and
"traffic lights" are defined in the Dictionary.
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.
Note 3 : Rule 75 (1) (d) requires a driver at a T-intersection to give way when crossing the continuing road to enter a road related area or adjacent land.
(2) If the driver is turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) or right from the terminating road into the continuing road, the driver must give way to:
(a) any vehicle travelling on the continuing road (except a vehicle making a U-turn on the continuing road at the T-intersection), and
(b) any pedestrian who is crossing the continuing road at or near the intersection.
Note 1 :
"Continuing road" ,
"slip lane" and
"terminating road" are 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 terminating road, 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 example 1, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
In example 2, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.
(3) If the driver is turning left from the terminating road into the continuing road using a slip lane, the driver must give way to:
(a) any vehicle travelling on the continuing road (except a vehicle making a U-turn on the continuing road at the T-intersection), and
(b) any pedestrian on the slip lane.
(4) If the driver is turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) from the continuing road into the terminating road, the driver must give way to any pedestrian who is crossing the terminating road at or near the intersection.
Example :

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In this example, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.
Note : Rule 353 (1) specifies that a driver is not required to give way to a pedestrian who is crossing the continuing road, and rule 353 (2) provides that a pedestrian who is only crossing a part of a road is considered to be crossing the road.
(5) If the driver is turning from the continuing road into the terminating road using a slip lane, the driver must give way to:
(a) any vehicle approaching from the right (except a vehicle making a U-turn from the terminating road at the T-intersection), and
(b) any pedestrian on the slip lane.
(6) If the driver is turning right from the continuing road into the terminating road, the driver must give way to:
(a) any oncoming vehicle that is travelling through the intersection on the continuing road or turning left at the intersection, and
(b) any pedestrian who is crossing the terminating road at or near the intersection.
Note 1 :
"Oncoming vehicle" 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 continuing road, and rule 353 (2) provides that a pedestrian who is only crossing a part of a road is considered to be crossing the road.
(7) In this rule:

"turning left from the continuing road into the terminating road" , for a driver, includes, where the continuing road curves to the right at a T-intersection, leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road.

"turning right from the continuing road into the terminating road" , for a driver, includes, where the continuing road curves to the left at a T-intersection, leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road.
Note :
"Straight ahead" is defined in the Dictionary.
Examples :

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Example 5 shows a T-intersection where the continuing road (which is marked with broken white lines) goes around a corner. Vehicle B is leaving the continuing road to enter the terminating road. In examples 4 and 5, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.

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In example 6, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
In example 7, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.



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