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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 87

Giving way when moving from a side of a road or a median strip parking area

87 Giving way when moving from a side of a road or a median strip parking area

(1) A driver entering a marked lane, or a line of traffic, from the far left or right side of a road must give way to any vehicle travelling in the lane or line of traffic.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Line of traffic" and
"marked lane" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : For subrule (1),
"give way" means:
(a) if the driver is stopped--remain stationary until it is safe to proceed, or
(b) in any other case--slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision,
--see the definition in the Dictionary.
(2) However, the driver of a public bus does not have to give way to a vehicle if:
(a) the driver of the vehicle is required to give way to the bus under rule 77, and
(b) it is safe for the bus to enter the lane or line of traffic in which the vehicle is driving.
Note 1 :
"Public bus" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : The bus must display a give way to buses sign and the right direction indicator lights of the bus must be operating--see rule 77.
(3) A driver turning from a median strip parking area into a marked lane, or a line of traffic, must give way to any vehicle travelling in the lane or line of traffic.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Median strip parking area" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : For subrule (3),
"give way" means the driver must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision--see the definition in the Dictionary.
(4) In this rule:

"road" does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note :
"Road related area" is defined in rule 13 and
"shoulder" is defined in rule 12.



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