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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 86

Giving way in median turning bays

    (1)     A driver entering a median turning bay must give way to any oncoming vehicle already in the turning bay.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Notes

1     "Oncoming vehicle "is defined in the dictionary.

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)     In this rule—

"median turning bay" means a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane

        (a)     to which a median turning lane sign applies; or

        (b)     where traffic lane arrows applying to the lane indicate that vehicles travelling in opposite directions must turn right.

Note

Marked lane and traffic lane arrows are defined in the dictionary.

Median turning lane sign

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Note for diagram

There is another permitted version of the median turning lane sign —see the diagram in Schedule 3.

Example

Giving way in a median turning bay

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



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