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Prohibition on driving on shoulder of public road, except in certain circumstances

(1) No person shall drive a motor vehicle on the shoulder of a public road.

(2) The driver of a motor vehicle may, during the period between sunrise and sunset, drive such motor vehicle on the shoulder of a public road which is designated for one lane of traffic in each direction--

  • while such motor vehicle is being overtaken by another vehicle; and

  • if he or she can do so without endangering himself or herself, other traffic, pedestrians or property on such public road; and in an emergency ie: to change a tyre.

  • if persons and vehicles upon a public road are clearly discernible at a distance of at least 150 metres.
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     Crossing or entering public road or traffic lane

    (1) The driver of a vehicle shall not cross a public road unless the road is clear of moving traffic for a sufficient distance to allow him or her to cross the road without obstructing or endangering any such traffic.

    (2) The driver of a vehicle shall not enter a public road unless he or she can do so with safety to himself or herself and other traffic.

    (3) The driver of a vehicle on a public road divided into traffic lanes by appropriate road traffic signs shall not turn from one lane into or across another lane unless he or she can do so without obstructing or endangering other traffic.

     

     

    Driving signals

    The driver of a vehicle on a public road who intends to stop such vehicle or suddenly reduce the speed thereof, or to turn such vehicle to the left or to the right, or to move such vehicle to the left or right on the roadway, shall give a conspicuous signal, of his or her intention, visible to any person approaching him or her from the front or from the rear or from the side, and of a duration sufficient to warn any such person of his or her intention.

     

     

    Right of way at certain road junctions

    The driver of a vehicle on a public road shall, when he or she intends entering any portion of a public road which constitutes a junction of two or more public roads where vehicular traffic is required to move around a traffic island within such junction, yield the right of way to all vehicular traffic approaching from his or her right within such junction, unless his or her entry into such junction is controlled by an instruction given by a traffic officer or a direction conveyed by a road traffic sign requiring him or her to act differently.

     

     

    Procedure when turning

    (1) The driver of a vehicle on a public road who desires to turn to the left shall, before reaching the point at which he or she intends to turn, indicate, his or her intention to turn and shall steer his vehicle as near to the left side of the roadway on which he or she is travelling as circumstances may permit and shall make such turn with due care and merge into such traffic stream as may at the time be proceeding along, towards or into the public road into which he desires to turn.

    (2) The driver of a vehicle on a public road who desires to turn right shall, before reaching the point at which he or she intends to turn, indicate his or her intention to turn and shall not effect such turning unless he or she can do so without obstructing or endangering other traffic and--

    if he or she is driving a vehicle on the roadway of a public road which roadway is intended for traffic in both directions--

    i.> he or she shall steer such vehicle as near as circumstances may permit to the immediate left of the middle of the roadway on which he or she is travelling; and

    ii.>            where the turn is at an intersection, he or she shall not encroach on the right half of the roadway into or out of which he or she intends to turn, except in the intersection itself, but shall in any event pass to the left of any traffic island in such intersection or comply with the direction conveyed by any appropriate road traffic sign; or

  • if he or she is driving a vehicle on a roadway of a public road where such roadway is intended for traffic in only one direction--
  • i.>            he or she shall steer such vehicle as near as circumstances permit to the right side of such roadway; and

    ii.>            where the turn is at an intersection he or she shall not encroach on the right half of the roadway into which he or she intends to turn, except in the intersection itself but shall in any event pass to the left of any traffic island in such intersection or comply with the direction conveyed by an appropriate road traffic sign: Provided that where such turn is to be made into a roadway intended for traffic in only one direction, he or she may encroach on the right half of that roadway.

     
     

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