Road rules are meant to ensure everyone’s safety on the roads. Without them, there would be chaos, lots of injuries and lost lives. It is, therefore, important that we adhere to road rules at all times to ensure both our safety and that of others.
One of the most important road rules for everyday driving is the give way rule. Give way simply means that you slow down or stop if necessary to avoid a crash. Drivers must always give way whenever they see a ‘give way sign’ and check whether it’s safe before they continue. These signs are mostly found at intersections and places where other vehicles have priority.
In Queensland, you are required to give way if:
– The rules require you to
– There is a stop or give way sign or lines.
– You are turning right across the path of oncoming traffic at an intersection.
– You are either turning right or left at a T intersection
– You are joining the road from a driveway or the side of the road.
You must also give way to:
– Pedestrians crossing the road you are turning into and entering
– All road users when making a U-turn.
These are used where there is limited visibility necessitating extra care. You should come to a complete halt when you face this sign and follow give way rules relevant to the place you have been stopped.
Giving way at intersections with two give way or stop signs
Once you come to a halt, the stop sign plays the role of a give way sign.
In this example of two vehicles at an intersection, the two vehicles have to give way to other vehicles before they give way to each other. The blue vehicle will then have to give way to the green vehicle as it is turning right across the green vehicle’s path.
Giving way at uncontrolled crossroads
Uncontrolled crossroads are crossroads with no traffic lines, lights or signs. Always give way to the vehicle on your right
Giving way at a T-intersection
When your road ends at a T intersection, you are required to give way to all vehicles traveling on the road continuing through the intersection.
Giving way when you are turning right
When you are turning right at an uncontrolled intersection, you must give way to oncoming vehicles. Both those driving straight through the intersection and those turning to the left at the intersection.
In both these examples, the green vehicle must give way to the blue one.
Giving way on slip lanes
When using a slip lane, you are required to give way to all traffic already on the road you are joining excepts those making a U-turn.
Giving way to buses
You are required to give way to buses displaying the “give way to buses sign” on its back right-hand side that signals to enter traffic when driving in built-up areas with a 70km/h speed limit or less.Visit Our Google+ Page