BUZZ BOX DRIVING SCHOOL

Essential Road Rules

The following give way rules are essential to know to pass your driving test in Victoria. Please take a few moments to read through this information then undertake our Essential Road Rules Quiz. The Essential Road Rules can be downloaded in PDF format for easy printing.

Traffic Signals

Traffic signals are installed for your protection and to regulate traffic flow. Always approach them at a safe speed in case the signal changes before you reach the intersection.

The colour of the traffic signal that faces you as you approach an intersection determines the action you must take.

If the traffic signals are not operating, obey the Give Way to the Right rule or the Give Way at a T-intersection rule, whichever is applicable.

Red Circle

You must not enter the intersection. If a white line is painted on the road you must stop your vehicle behind that line and as near as practicable to it.

Red Arrow

You must not enter the intersection if you intend to turn in the direction of the arrow. You must stop at the stop line.

Yellow Circle

This indicates that the signals are about to change to red. You must not enter the intersection unless you are so close to the stop line that you are unable to stop safely without crossing the line or risking a rear-end crash with vehicles following you.

Yellow Arrow

This indicates that the signals are about to change to red. If you intend to turn in the direction of the arrow, you must prepare to stop and not enter the intersection beyond the stop line unless you are unable to stop your vehicle safely. You may proceed if the yellow arrow goes out leaving only a green circle and if it is safe to do so, but beware of oncoming vehicles.

Green Arrow

A green arrow, either alone or with any other signals, means you may proceed in the direction of the arrow if safe to do so. This indicates that oncoming traffic should be facing a red signal.

Green Circle only

You may proceed through the intersection or turn right or left, if it is safe to do so, unless:

  • a sign or signal such as No Right Turn or No Entry prohibits that movement; or
  • the intersection or the road beyond the intersection is blocked.

If turning right, enter beyond the stop line and proceed as far as possible without impeding oncoming vehicles. Wait within the intersection until it is safe to complete the turn.

You must also Give Way to:

other vehicles and pedestrians lawfully in the intersection after the last signal change, including turning traffic;
pedestrians if you are turning to the right or left; and
vehicles from the opposite direction, if you are turning right.

Click on the underlined text to view intersections in Latrobe City where you will use these road rules.

Real Example 1: Google Street View: Narracan Drive - Ollerton Ave MOE
Real Example 2: Google Street View: Hazelwood Rd - Commercial Rd MORWELL
Real Example 3: Google Street View Princes Dr Vincent Rd MORWELL
Real Example 4: Google Street View Seymour St Princes Hwy TRARALGON

For more Traffic Signal information please see the VICROADS website or see Part 4 in your Road To Solo book.

 

When to Give Way

Giving Way to oncoming traffic when turning right

Before starting to turn right, you must Give Way to vehicles approaching from the opposite direction to you, including vehicles turning left (Examples 2 and 3), but not if they are turning left from a slip lane (Example 1).

For more Give Way Rules please see the VICROADS website or see the Red Chapter in your Road To Solo book.

The following give way rules are essential to know to pass your driving test in Victoria. Please take a few moments to read through this information then undertake our Essential Road Rules Quiz.