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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 72

Giving way at an intersection (except a T‑intersection or roundabout)

    (1)     A driver at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout) must give way in accordance with this rule if the intersection is without all of the following—

        (a)     traffic lights;

        (b)     stop sign ;

        (c)     stop line;

        (d)     give way sign ;

        (e)     give way line.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Notes

1     "Give way line", intersection , stop line , T-intersection and traffic lights are defined in the dictionary. Roundabout is defined in rule 109.

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)     If the driver is going straight ahead, the driver must give way to any vehicle approaching from the right, unless a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the approaching vehicle.

Note

Straight ahead is defined in the dictionary.

Examples

Example 1

Driver going straight ahead giving way to a vehicle on the right that is going straight ahead

Example 2

Driver going straight ahead giving way to a vehicle on the right that is turning right

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

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

        (a)     any vehicle approaching from the right, unless a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or a give way line applies to the driver of the approaching vehicle; and

        (b)     any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering.

Notes

1     Slip lane is defined in the dictionary.

2     In relation to paragraph (b), 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 and rule 353(2) provides that a pedestrian who is only crossing a part of a road is considered to be crossing the road.

Examples

Example 3

Driver turning left giving way to a vehicle on the right that is going straight ahead

Example 4

Driver turning left giving way
to a pedestrian on the road the driver is entering

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In example 3, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.

In example 4, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.

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

        (a)     any vehicle approaching from the right or turning right at the intersection into the road the driver is entering (except a vehicle making a U‑turn at the intersection); and

Rule 72(4)(b) amended by S.R. No. 87/2018 rule 6.

        (b)     any pedestrian on or entering the slip lane.

Example

Example 5

Driver turning left using a slip lane
giving way to a vehicle that is turning
right into the road the driver is entering

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

    (5)     If the driver is turning right, the driver must give way to—

        (a)     any vehicle approaching from the right, unless a stop sign , stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the approaching vehicle; and

        (b)     any oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead or turning left at the intersection, unless—

              (i)     a stop sign , stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the oncoming vehicle; or

              (ii)     the oncoming vehicle is turning left using a slip lane; and

        (c)     any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering.

Notes

1     Oncoming vehicle is defined in the dictionary.

2     Rules 67 and 69 deal with the situation where a vehicle approaching from the right is facing a stop sign , stop line, give way sign or give way line.

3     In relation to paragraph (c), 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 and  rule 353(2) provides that a pedestrian who is only crossing a part of a road is considered to be crossing the road.

Examples

Example 6

Driver turning right giving way to a vehicle on the right that is turning right into the road the driver is leaving

Example 7

Driver turning right giving way to an oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead on the road the driver is leaving

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In examples 6 and 7, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.

Example 8

Driver turning right giving way to an oncoming vehicle that is turning left into the road the driver is entering

Example 9


Driver turning right giving way
to a pedestrian on the road the driver is entering

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In example 8, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.

In example 9, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.



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