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Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at an intersection without traffic lights

    (1)     A driver at an intersection with a stop sign or stop line, but without traffic lights, must stop and give way in accordance with this rule.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.


1     Intersection and stop line are defined in the dictionary. This rule applies also to T-intersections—see the definition of "intersection".

2     For this rule, "give way" means the driver must remain stationary until it is safe for the driver to proceed—see the definition in the dictionary.

3     Part 6 deals with stopping and giving way at an intersection with traffic lights.

4     This rule only applies to a driver turning left using a slip lane if the stop sign or stop line applies to the slip lane—see Part 20, Divisions 2 and 3, especially rules 330 and 345.

    (2)     The driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching—

        (a)     the stop line; or

        (b)     if there is no stop line—the intersection.

    (3)     The driver must give way to a vehicle in, entering or approaching the intersection except—

        (a)     an oncoming vehicle turning right at the intersection, if a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line applies to the driver of the oncoming vehicle; or

        (b)     a vehicle turning left at the intersection using a slip lane; or

        (c)     a vehicle making a U-turn.


"Enter", give way line , oncoming vehicle , slip lane and U‑turn are defined in the dictionary.

    (4)     If the driver is turning left or right or making a U‑turn, the driver must also give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road, or part of the road, the driver is entering.


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. Rule 353(2) provides that a pedestrian who is only crossing a part of a road is considered to be crossing the road.

    (5)     For this rule, an oncoming vehicle travelling through a T-intersection on the continuing road is taken not to be turning.

Stop sign



Example 1

Stop line

Example 2

Stopping and giving way at a stop sign to vehicles on the left and right



In example 2, vehicle B must give way to each vehicle A.

Example 3

Stopping and giving way at a stop sign to an oncoming vehicle at a stop sign

Example 4

Stopping and giving way at a stop sign to an oncoming vehicle that is not at a stop sign or give way sign



In examples 3 and 4, vehicle B must stop and give way to vehicle A.

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