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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 74

Giving way when entering a road from a road related area or adjacent land

    (1)         A driver entering a road from a road related area or adjacent land, must give way in accordance with this rule if the place on the road 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.

    (2)     The driver entering the road must give way to—

        (a)     any vehicle travelling on the road or turning into the road (except a vehicle turning right into the road from a road related area or adjacent land); and

        (b)     any pedestrian on the road; and

        (c)     any vehicle or pedestrian on any road related area that the driver crosses to enter the road; and

        (d)     for a driver entering the road from a road related area

              (i)     any pedestrian on the road related area; and

              (ii)     any other vehicle ahead of the driver's vehicle or approaching from the left or right.

Notes

1     "Adjacent land", give way line , stop line and traffic lights are defined in the dictionary. Road related area is defined in rule 13.

2     Adjacent land or a road related area can include a driveway, service station or shopping centre. Some shopping centres may include roads—see the definition of "road" in rule 12.

3     Part 6 applies to the driver if there are traffic lights. Rule 68 applies to the driver if there is a stop sign or stop line. Rule 71 applies to the driver if there is a give way sign or give way line.

4     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.

    (3)     In this rule—

"road" does not include a road related area.

Note

A "road related area" includes any shoulder of a road—see rule 13.

Example

Driver entering a road from a road related area giving way to a pedestrian on the footpath and a vehicle on the road.

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In this example, vehicle B must give way to the pedestrian on the footpath and to vehicle A.



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