Giving Way – When Is It Your Turn?

New Laws 28th July 2014
December 28, 2013

Giving Way – When Is It Your Turn?

What are some examples of when I need to give way?
  • At STOP signs
  • Turning across the path of an oncoming vehicle at an intersection
  • Turning from a terminating road onto the continuing road at a T-intersection
  • At a two-way stop or give way sign
  • At an uncontrolled intersection
  • When turning right
  • Turning off a slip lane
  • Roundabouts
  • Merging
Who has the right of way at a roundabout?

It is important to be in the correct lane at a multilane roundabout and to understand who has the right of way when entering a roundabout

First, the important consideration is that the person IN the roundabout has the immediate right of way.

In a double lane roundabout, can I turn right from the left lane?

Technically, no. If you wish to turn right in a double lane roundabout you should be in the right lane entering the roundabout. You should also have your right turn indicator on.

When you are approaching a roundabout and you want to turn right, you need to navigate safely into the right lane if you wish to turn right off the roundabout.

If you are in the left lane of a multi-lane roundabout you are able to turn left or go straight through the roundabout.

Remember that the vehicle in the roundabout first has right of way.

A great resource for more information and to test your skills and knowledge is www.mylicense.sa.gov.au/roadrules

Some simple things to consider when giving way. When do you need to give way?