The give way rules
It's very important that you know the give way rules. Otherwise, you could be involved in a serious crash at an intersection.
Giving way means that the road user you're giving way to (whether they are a driver, cyclist, pedestrian or any other kind of road user) doesn't need to stop, brake or slow down, swerve or take any other evasive action to avoid you.
Where do the give way rules apply?
The give way rules apply at all intersections where there are no:
They also apply at intersections where:
An intersection is where:
Intersections include entrances and exits to and from supermarkets, petrol stations and other public parking areas such as airports and hospitals.
There are a number of different types of intersections, depending on how many roads meet at the intersection.
Different kinds of intersections
Driving up to an intersection
As you drive up to an intersection:
The red shading in the diagram below shows you which areas to check carefully before entering an intersection.
Where to check at an intersection
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