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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 45

What is changing direction

    (1)     A driver changes direction if the driver changes direction to the left or the driver changes direction to the right.

    (2)     A driver changes direction to the left by doing any of the following—

        (a)     turning left;

        (b)     changing marked lanes to the left;

        (c)     diverging to the left;

        (d)     entering a marked lane, or a line of traffic, to the left;

Rule 45(2)(e) amended by S.R. No. 87/2018 rule 4(1).

        (e)     moving to the left to, or from, a stationary position;

        (f)     turning left into a marked lane, or a line of traffic, from a median strip parking area;

        (g)     at a T-intersection where the continuing road curves to the right—leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road.

Notes

1     "Marked lane", median strip parking area and
T-intersection are defined in the dictionary.

2     For the meaning of "left", see rule 351(1).

    (3)     A driver changes direction to the right by doing any of the following—

        (a)     turning right;

        (b)     changing marked lanes to the right;

        (c)     diverging to the right;

        (d)     entering a marked lane, or a line of traffic, to the right;

Rule 45(3)(e) amended by S.R. No. 87/2018 rule 4(2).

        (e)     moving to the right to, or from, a stationary position;

        (f)     turning right into a marked lane, or a line of traffic, from a median strip parking area;

        (g)     making a U-turn;

        (h)     at a T-intersection where the continuing road curves to the left—leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road.

Notes

1     U-turn is defined in the dictionary.

2     For the meaning of "right", see rule 351(2).

Examples for subrules (2)(g) and (3)(h)

Example 1

Driver indicating change of direction at a T-intersection where the continuing road curves to the right and the driver is proceeding straight ahead onto the terminating road

Example 2

Driver indicating change of direction at a T-intersection where the continuing road curves to the left and the driver is proceeding straight ahead onto the terminating road

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