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Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at other places

Rule 68(1) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 27.

    (1)     A driver approaching or at a place with a stop sign or stop line must stop and give way in accordance with this rule, unless the place is—

        (a)     an intersection; or

        (b)     a children's crossing; or

        (c)     an area of a road that is not a children's crossing only because it does not have—

              (i)     children crossing flags; or

              (ii)     children's crossing signs and twin yellow lights; or

        (d)     a level crossing; or

        (e)     a place with twin red lights.

Penalty:     In the case of a bicycle or an electric scooter, 5 penalty units;

In the case of any other vehicle, 10 penalty units.


1     A stop sign at a break in a dividing strip dividing the part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles from a service road.

2     A stop sign on an exit from a carpark where the exit joins the road.


1     "Intersection", stop line , twin red lights and twin yellow lights are defined in the dictionary. Children's crossing is defined in rule 80 and "level crossing" is defined in rule 120.

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     For the stopping and giving way rules applying to a driver at an intersection or level crossing with a stop sign or stop line, see rule 67 (intersections) and rule 121 (level crossings). Rule 80 deals with stopping at a stop line at a children's crossing.

    (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 stop sign .

    (3)     The driver must give way to any vehicle or pedestrian at or near the stop sign .


Example 1

Stopping and giving way at a stop sign at a break in a dividing strip

Example 2

Stopping and giving way at a stop sign where a carpark exit joins a road



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

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