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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 1 February 2019 to date (accessed 18 June 2019 at 18:58)
Part 7 Division 2
Division 2 Giving way at an intersection without traffic lights or 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.
72   Giving way at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout)
(1)  A driver at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout) without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, 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, intersection, stop line, T-intersection and traffic lights are defined in the Dictionary, and roundabout is defined in rule 109.
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)  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.
Examples.
 
Example 1Driver going straight ahead giving way to a vehicle on the right that is going straight ahead
Example 2Driver going straight ahead giving way to a vehicle on the right that is turning right
In each example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
Note.
 Straight ahead is defined in the Dictionary.
(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 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.
Examples.
 
Example 3Driver turning left giving way to a vehicle on the right that is going straight ahead
Example 4Driver turning left giving way to a pedestrian on the road the driver is entering
In example 3, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
In example 4, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.
Note 1.
 Slip lane is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 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.
(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
(b)  any pedestrian on the slip lane.
Example.
 
Example 5Driver turning left using a slip lane giving way to a vehicle that is turning right into the road the driver is entering
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.
Note 1.
 Oncoming vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 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 6Driver turning right giving way to a vehicle on the right that is turning right into the road the driver is leaving
Example 7Driver turning right giving way to an oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead on the road the driver is leaving
In examples 6 and 7, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
Example 8Driver turning right giving way to an oncoming vehicle that is turning left into the road the driver is entering
Example 9Driver turning right giving way to a pedestrian on the road the driver is entering
In example 8, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
In example 9, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.
73   Giving way at a T-intersection
(1)  A driver at a T-intersection without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, 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, stop line, T-intersection and traffic lights are 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.
Note 3.
 Rule 75 (1) (d) requires a driver at a T-intersection to give way when crossing the continuing road to enter a road related area or adjacent land.
(2)  If the driver is turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) or right from the terminating road into the continuing road, the driver must give way to:
(a)  any vehicle travelling on the continuing road (except a vehicle making a U-turn on the continuing road at the T-intersection), and
(b)  any pedestrian who is crossing the continuing road at or near the intersection.
Note 1.
 Continuing road, slip lane and terminating road are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 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 terminating road, 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 1Driver turning right from the terminating road giving way to a vehicle on the continuing road
Example 2Driver turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) from the terminating road giving way to a pedestrian on the continuing road
In example 1, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
In example 2, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.
(3)  If the driver is turning left from the terminating road into the continuing road using a slip lane, the driver must give way to:
(a)  any vehicle travelling on the continuing road (except a vehicle making a U-turn on the continuing road at the T-intersection), and
(b)  any pedestrian on the slip lane.
(4)  If the driver is turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) from the continuing road into the terminating road, the driver must give way to any pedestrian who is crossing the terminating road at or near the intersection.
Example.
 
Example 3Driver turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) from the continuing road giving way to a pedestrian on the terminating road
In this example, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.
Note.
 Rule 353 (1) specifies that a driver is not required to give way to a pedestrian who is crossing the continuing road, 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)  If the driver is turning from the continuing road into the terminating road using a slip lane, the driver must give way to:
(a)  any vehicle approaching from the right (except a vehicle making a U-turn from the terminating road at the T-intersection), and
(b)  any pedestrian on the slip lane.
(6)  If the driver is turning right from the continuing road into the terminating road, the driver must give way to:
(a)  any oncoming vehicle that is travelling through the intersection on the continuing road or turning left at the intersection, and
(b)  any pedestrian who is crossing the terminating road at or near the intersection.
Note 1.
 Oncoming vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 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 continuing road, and rule 353 (2) provides that a pedestrian who is only crossing a part of a road is considered to be crossing the road.
(7)  In this rule:
turning left from the continuing road into the terminating road, for a driver, includes, where the continuing road curves to the right at a T-intersection, leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road.
turning right from the continuing road into the terminating road, for a driver, includes, where the continuing road curves to the left at a T-intersection, leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road.
Note.
 Straight ahead is defined in the Dictionary.
Examples.
 
Example 4Driver turning right from the continuing road giving way to an oncoming vehicle travelling through the intersection on the continuing road
Example 5Driver leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead on the terminating road giving way to a vehicle travelling through the intersection on the continuing road
Example 5 shows a T-intersection where the continuing road (which is marked with broken white lines) goes around a corner. Vehicle B is leaving the continuing road to enter the terminating road. In examples 4 and 5, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
Example 6Driver turning right from the continuing road giving way to an oncoming vehicle turning left from the continuing road
Example 7Driver turning right from the continuing road giving way to a pedestrian on the terminating road
In example 6, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
In example 7, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian.