Road Rules 2014
Current version for 29 November 2019 to date (accessed 5 August 2020 at 15:26)
Part 7 Division 6
Division 6 Other give way rules
84   Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip
(1)  If a driver drives through a break in a dividing strip that has no stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line, the driver must give way to—
(a)  any tram on the dividing strip, and
(b)  any vehicle travelling on the part of the road the driver is entering (except a vehicle to which a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line, applies).
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Dividing strip, give way line, stop line and tram are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 68 applies to the driver if there is a stop sign or stop line, and rule 71 applies to the driver if there is a give way sign or give way line.
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.
(2)  In this rule—
tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks.
Note.
 Bus and travelling along tram tracks are defined in the Dictionary.
Examples.
 
Example 1Giving way when driving through a break in a median strip
Example 2Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip to leave a service road
Example 3Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip to enter a service road
In each of the examples, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
Note to examples.
 A median strip is a particular kind of dividing strip—see the definition of median strip in the Dictionary.
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.
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.
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.
(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
Example.
 
Giving way in a median turning bay
In the example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.
87   Giving way when moving from a side of a road or a median strip parking area
(1)  A driver entering a marked lane, or a line of traffic, from the far left or right side of a road must give way to any vehicle travelling in the lane or line of traffic.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Line of traffic and marked lane are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 For subrule (1), give way means—
(a)  if the driver is stopped—remain stationary until it is safe to proceed, or
(b)  in any other case—slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision,
—see the definition in the Dictionary.
(2)  However, the driver of a public bus does not have to give way to a vehicle if—
(a)  the driver of the vehicle is required to give way to the bus under rule 77, and
(b)  it is safe for the bus to enter the lane or line of traffic in which the vehicle is driving.
Note 1.
 Public bus is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 The bus must display a give way to buses sign and the right direction indicator lights of the bus must be operating—see rule 77.
(3)  A driver turning from a median strip parking area into a marked lane, or a line of traffic, must give way to any vehicle travelling in the lane or line of traffic.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Median strip parking area is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 For subrule (3), give way means the driver must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision—see the definition in the Dictionary.
(4)  In this rule—
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13 and shoulder is defined in rule 12.