Road Rules 2014
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Part 7 Division 6 Rule 85
85   Giving way on a painted island
A driver entering a turning lane from a painted island must give way to:
(a)  any vehicle in the turning lane, or
(b)  if the turning lane and painted island are nearest to the far left side of the road—any vehicle entering the turning lane from the marked lane, or line of traffic, immediately to the right of the turning lane, or
(c)  if the turning lane and painted island are nearest to the dividing line or median strip on the road or the far right side of the road—any vehicle entering the turning lane from the marked lane, or line of traffic, immediately to the left of the turning lane.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Line of traffic, marked lane, painted island and turning lane are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rules 138 and 139 (4) allow a driver to drive on a painted island in certain circumstances.
Note 3.
 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.
Examples.
 
Example 1Driver entering a turning lane from a painted island giving way to a vehicle entering the turning lane from the marked lane immediately to the right of the turning lane.
Example 2Driver entering a turning lane from a painted island giving way to a vehicle entering the turning lane from the marked lane immediately to the left of the turning lane.
In the examples, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.