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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 74

Giving way when entering a road from a road related area or adjacent land

74 Giving way when entering a road from a road related area or adjacent land

(1) A driver entering a road from a road related area, or adjacent land, without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line must give way to--
(a) any vehicle travelling on the road or turning into the road (except a vehicle turning right into the road from a road related area or adjacent land), and
(b) any pedestrian on the road, and
(c) any vehicle or pedestrian on any road related area that the driver crosses to enter the road, and
(d) for a driver entering the road from a road related area--
(i) any pedestrian on the road related area, and
(ii) any other vehicle ahead of the driver's vehicle or approaching from the left or right.
: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Adjacent land" ,
"give way line" ,
"stop line" and
"traffic lights" are defined in the Dictionary, and
"road related area" is defined in rule 13.
Note 2 : Adjacent land or a road related area can include a driveway, service station or shopping centre--see the definitions of
"adjacent land" and
"road related area" . Some shopping centres may include roads--see the definition of
"road" in rule 12.
Note 3 : Part 6 applies to the driver if there are traffic lights. 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 4 : 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--

"road" does not include a road related area.
Note : A
"road related area" includes any shoulder of a road--see rule 13.
Example :

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In this example, vehicle B must give way to the pedestrian on the footpath and to vehicle A.



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