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AUSTRALIAN ROAD RULES - REG 69

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.

Offence provision.

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

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Examples—


Example 1

Give way line

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Example 2

Giving way at a give way sign to vehicles on the left and right

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In example 2, vehicle B must give way to each vehicle A.


Example 3

Giving way at a give way sign to an oncoming vehicle at a give way sign

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Example 4

Giving way at a give way sign to an oncoming vehicle that is not at a stop sign or give way sign

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In examples 3 and 4, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.

Example 5

Driver turning right at a give way line does not have to give way to a vehicle turning left using a slip lane

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In example 5, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A.



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