Breaking red light rules & penalties
An uncontrolled intersection is where there is no traffic signal, stop sign, or give way sign.
As a rule, at an uncontrolled intersection, always give way to the right, to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians.
- If going straight ahead - give way to vehicles on your right;
- If turning left - give way to pedestrians crossing the road you're entering;
- If turning left using a slip lane - give way to vehicles turning right into the road you’re entering;
- If turning right - give way to vehicles on your right, any oncoming vehicles/bicycles who are going straight ahead or turning left, and any pedestrians crossing the road you’re entering.
A controlled intersection has traffic control lights, stop signs, give way signs or a police officer or other authorised person directing traffic.
At a controlled intersection, you must obey the traffic control lights, sign or signal facing you.
|Travelling straight ahead OR turning left in a slip lane - failing to give way to vehicles to the right or pedestrians||$200||3|
|Turning left or right - failing to give way to vehicles to the right or pedestrians||$300||3|
The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.