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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 69

Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at an intersection (except a roundabout)

    (1)     A driver at an intersection (except a roundabout) with a give way sign or give way line must give way in accordance with this rule.

Penalty:     In the case of a bicycle, 5 penalty units;

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

Notes

1     Give way line and intersection are defined in the dictionary. Roundabout is defined in rule 109.
This rule also applies to T-intersections—see the definition of "intersection".

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.

    (2)     Unless the driver is turning left using a slip lane, 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.

Note

"Enter", oncoming vehicle , slip lane", " vehicle , stop line and U-turn are defined in the dictionary. Vehicle is defined in rule 15.

    (3)     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.

Note

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.

    (3A)     If the driver is turning left using a slip lane, the driver must give way to—

        (a)     any vehicle on the road the driver is entering, or turning right at the intersection into the road the driver is entering (except a vehicle making a U-turn at the intersection); and

        (b)     any other vehicle or pedestrian on the slip lane.

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

Give way sign

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Examples

Example 1


Give way line

Example 2

Giving way at a give way sign to vehicles on the left and right

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

Example 3

Giving way at a give way sign to an oncoming vehicle at a give way sign

Example 4

Giving way at a give way sign to an oncoming vehicle that is not at a stop sign or give way sign

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

Example 5

Driver turning right at a give way line
does not have to give way to a vehicle
turning left using a slip lane

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In example 5, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.



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