Have you ever driven up to an intersection and had a sudden doubt about who’s right of way it is? Knowing who should give way in every situation can be tricky – especially for new drivers!
Here are a couple of scenarios and the best way to handle them.
Roundabouts – did you know? You should give way to all drivers already in a roundabout. If two cars stop at the same time to enter the roundabout, the driver to the right has right of way.
At an uncontrolled crossroad, or one without signs, you should give right of way to any vehicle travelling in the opposite direction, straight across or turning left.
If you find yourself driving on a road that ends in a T-intersection, then you are required to give way to everyone travelling through the intersection.
Intersections with stop and yield signs – it’s important to remember that as a driver arriving at the intersection, you must give way to all vehicles on the road first before giving way to each other. If you are facing a yield sign and a driver is turning right across your path, then they have right of way.
Did you know that if the speed limit is 70km/h or less, you must give way to a bus that has a give way sign on the back of it? Such instances include when the bus is re-entering traffic from a stop or from the side of the road.
If you’re parked and are looking to re-enter traffic, you need to give way to all other moving traffic and signal for a minimum of 5 seconds before entering or merging.
So if you’re caught in an accident that was not your fault or you’re not sure who was at fault, then give our team a call. As experts we’ll be able to help you.📞1300 889 256