How well do you know the rules of the road?

When last did you consciously consider the rules of the road while driving? Unless you are especially new to driving, the answer is probably not in a while. Maybe you have an excellent memory or perhaps you’re a seasoned driver, no matter your background, it’s important to regularly check the current road rules before heading out.

How well do you know these rules of the road?

Merging

When driving on a road without lane markings and the number of lanes reduces, you must allow vehicles ahead of you to merge. On the other hand, if you are travelling in a marked lane which is ending and you are required to merge, you must give way to the traffic travelling in the lane being entered. 

High beam headlights

Did you know that you must not use your high beams if another vehicle is travelling within 200m behind, or 200m ahead of you.

Yellow traffic lights

Unless it is unsafe to stop, you must stop at a yellow light. 

School zones

Did you know that school zones are still in operation and enforceable during pupil free days? 

Pedestrians when turning

If you are turning at an intersection, and a pedestrian is crossing the road into which you are turning (where there is no pedestrian crossing) , you must give way. This applies at intersections but not at roundabouts.

Following distance

You need to ensure a safe following distance between yourself and the car in front of you. The rule indicates that you should drive at least two seconds behind the vehicle in front of you. A safe following distance depends on your speed, the weather, road conditions and the type of vehicle you are driving. 

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