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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 5 July 2019 to date (accessed 24 September 2019 at 04:36)
Part 7 Division 1
Division 1 Giving way at a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver
Note.
 For a driver, a reference in a rule in this Division to a traffic sign or road marking is a reference to a traffic sign or road marking applying to the driver—see rules 338 to 341.
67   Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at an intersection without traffic lights
(1)  A driver at an intersection with a stop sign or stop line, but without traffic lights, must stop and give way in accordance with this rule.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Intersection and stop line are defined in the Dictionary. This rule applies also to T-intersections—see the definition of intersection.
Note 2.
 For this rule, give way means the driver must remain stationary until it is safe for the driver to proceed—see the definition in the Dictionary.
Note 3.
 Part 6 deals with stopping and giving way at an intersection with traffic lights.
Note 4.
 This rule only applies to a driver turning left using a slip lane if the stop sign or stop line applies to the slip lane—see Part 20, Divisions 2 and 3, especially rules 330 and 345.
(2)  The driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching:
(a)  the stop line, or
(b)  if there is no stop line—the intersection.
(3)  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, give way line, oncoming vehicle, slip lane and U-turn are defined in the Dictionary.
(4)  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, and rule 353 (2) provides that a pedestrian who is only crossing a part of a road is considered to be crossing the road.
(5)  For this rule, an oncoming vehicle travelling through a T-intersection on the continuing road is taken not to be turning.
 
Stop sign
Examples.
 
Example 1Stop line
Example 2Stopping and giving way at a stop sign to vehicles on the left and right
In example 2, vehicle B must stop and give way to each vehicle A.
Example 3Stopping and giving way at a stop sign to an oncoming vehicle at a stop sign
Example 4Stopping and giving way at a stop sign to an oncoming vehicle that is not at a stop sign or give way sign
In examples 3 and 4, vehicle B must stop and give way to vehicle A.
68   Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at other places
(1)  A driver approaching or at a place with a stop sign or stop line must stop and give way in accordance with this rule, unless the place is:
(a)  an intersection, or
(b)  a children’s crossing, or
(c)  an area of a road that is not a children’s crossing only because it does not have:
(i)  children crossing flags, or
(ii)  children’s crossing signs and twin yellow lights, or
(d)  a level crossing, or
(e)  a place with twin red lights.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Examples.
 
1   
A stop sign at a break in a dividing strip dividing the part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles from a service road.
2   
A stop sign on an exit from a carpark where the exit joins the road.
Note 1.
 Children’s crossing is defined in rule 80, intersection, stop line and twin red lights are defined in the Dictionary, and level crossing is defined in rule 120.
Note 2.
 For this rule, give way means the driver must remain stationary until it is safe for the driver to proceed—see the definition in the Dictionary.
Note 3.
 For the stopping and giving way rules applying to a driver at an intersection or level crossing with a stop sign or stop line, see rule 67 (intersections) and rule 121 (level crossings). Rule 80 deals with stopping at a stop line at a children’s crossing.
(2)  The driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching:
(a)  the stop line, or
(b)  if there is no stop line—the stop sign.
(3)  The driver must give way to any vehicle or pedestrian at or near the stop line or stop sign.
Examples.
 
Example 1Stopping and giving way at a stop sign at a break in a dividing strip
Example 2Stopping and giving way at a stop sign where a carpark exit joins a road
In each example, vehicle B must stop and give way to vehicle A.
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.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Give way line and intersection are defined in the Dictionary, and roundabout is defined in rule 109. This rule also applies to T-intersections—see the definition of intersection.
Note 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, stop line and U-turn are defined in the Dictionary.
(2A)  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.
(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, and rule 353 (2) provides that a pedestrian who is only crossing a part of a road is considered to be crossing the road.
(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
Examples.
 
Example 1Give way line
Example 2Giving way at a give way sign to vehicles on the left and right
In example 2, vehicle B must give way to each vehicle A.
Example 3Giving way at a give way sign to an oncoming vehicle at a give way sign
Example 4Giving way at a give way sign to an oncoming vehicle that is not at a stop sign or give way sign
In examples 3 and 4, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
Example 5Driver turning right at a give way line does not have to give way to a vehicle turning left using a slip lane
In example 5, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
70   Giving way at a give way sign at a bridge or length of narrow road
A driver approaching a bridge or length of narrow road with a give way sign must give way to any oncoming vehicle that is on, or approaching, the bridge or length of road when the driver reaches the sign.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Oncoming vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 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.
Examples.
 
Example 1Giving way at a bridge
Example 2Giving way at a length of narrow road
In each example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
71   Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at other places
(1)  A driver approaching or at a place (except an intersection, bridge or length of narrow road, level crossing, or a place with twin red lights) with a give way sign or give way line must give way in accordance with this rule.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Examples.
 
1   
A give way sign at a break in a dividing strip dividing the part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles from a service road.
2   
A give way sign on a road at a place where a bicycle path meets the road.
Note 1.
 Give way line, intersection and twin red lights are defined in the Dictionary, and level crossing is defined in rule 120.
Note 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.
Note 3.
 For the give way rules applying to a driver at an intersection, bridge or length of narrow road, or level crossing, with a give way sign or give way line, see rule 69 (intersections), rule 70 (bridges and lengths of narrow road) and rule 122 (level crossings).
(2)  The driver must give way to any vehicle or pedestrian at or near the give way sign or give way line.
Examples.
 
Example 1Giving way at a give way sign at a break in a dividing strip
Example 2Giving way at a give way sign where a bicycle path meets a road
In example 1, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
In example 2, the motor vehicle must give way to the bicycle.