“If my lane runs out and I am in front I always have right of way.” INCORRECT. If your lane comes to an end with dotted lines you must give.. (read more)

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“If my lane runs out and I am in front I always have right of way.”

INCORRECT

If your lane comes to an end with dotted lines you must give way to the traffic you are moving into. In the diagram below, the blue vehicle must give way to the green vehicle. (Please note that this article relates to Australian driving rules).

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If there is no dotted line then the vehicle behind must give way to the vehicle in front. In the diagram below, the green vehicle must give way to the blue vehicle.

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If you are in a slip lane, you must give way to traffic on the road that you are merging into. A slip lane is an area of road for vehicles turning left that is separated by a painted island or traffic island.

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Content courtesy of the Department of Transport and Main Roads.

Information and article courtesy of Bundaberg Road Policing Unit

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