Right of Way Rule

  • ROUNDABOUT
  • CONTROLLED INTERSECTION WITH TRAFFIC SIGNALS
  • CONTROLLED INTERSECTION (STOP OR GIVE WAY SIGN)
  • CONTROLLED INTERSECTION(STOP OR GIVE WAY SIGN)
  • UNCONTROLLED INTERSECTION (NO SIGN/SIGNAL)
  • T CROSSING
  • RIGHT OF WAY TO PEDESTRIAN
  • PARKING
  • DIVIDER
  • NARROW BRIDGE/ROAD
  • CYCLE TRACK
  • POLICE & EMERGENCY VEHICLES

T CROSSING

A driver at a T-intersection without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line, must give way in accordance with this rule. If the driver is turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) or right from the terminating road into the continuing road, the driver must give way to:

  • any vehicle travelling on the continuing road.
  • any pedestrian on the continuing road at or near the intersection.

If the driver is turning right from the continuing road into the terminating road, the driver must give way to:

  • any oncoming vehicle that is travelling through the intersection on the continuing road or turning left at the intersection.
  • any pedestrian on the terminating road at or near the intersection.

If the driver is turning left from the terminating road into the continuing road using a slip lane, the driver must give way to:

  • any vehicle travelling on the continuing road.
  • any pedestrian on the slip lane.

If the driver is turning from the continuing road into the terminating road using a slip lane, the driver must give way to:

  • any vehicle approaching from the right.
  • any pedestrian on the slip lane.

Give Way on T Intersection

Turning left on T Intersection

RIGHT OF WAY TO PEDESTRIAN

  • If the driver is not going straight but turning left, right or making a U-turn, he must give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection on the road the driver is entering.
  • A driver approaching a pedestrian crossing must drive slowly, and stop safely before the crossing.
  • A driver must stop and give way to any pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing.
  • A driver approaching a pedestrian crossing, must not overtake or pass a vehicle that is travelling in the same direction.

Driver turning left giving way to pedestrian

Pedestrian crossing

PARKING

Giving way when entering a road from a road-related area or adjacent land. Adjacent land or a road-related area can include a parking place, driveway, service station or shopping centre. 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:

  • any vehicle travelling on the road or turning onto the road.
  • any pedestrian on the road Giving way when entering a road-related area or adjacent land from a road.

A driver entering a road-related area or adjacent land from a place on a road without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line must give way to:

  • any vehicle or pedestrian on the continuing road.
  • if the driver is turning right from the road — any oncoming vehicle on the road that is going straight ahead or turning left.

Parking lot right of way

DIVIDER

Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip - If a driver drives through a break in a dividing strip that has no stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line, the driver must give way to any vehicle travelling on the part of the road the driver is entering (except a vehicle to which a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line, applies).

Changing direction using divider

NARROW BRIDGE/ROAD

Giving way at a give way sign at a bridge or length of narrow road - A driver approaching a bridge or length of narrow road with a give way sign must give way to any oncoming vehicle that is on the bridge or length of road when the driver reaches the sign.

Bridge/length of narrow road

CYCLE TRACK

Cyclist has the right of way where a cycle track meets or crosses the road.

Giving way at cycle track crossing

Police Commissionerate Police will remain committed to maintenance of law & order, prevention & detection of crime, maintenance & promotion of communal/ societal harmony.

Commissionerate Police will strive to ensure discipline on public roads and effective traffic management with a view to facilitate smooth flow of traffic and reduction of road accidents.