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Merging
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Penalties


Failing to give way when merging = 2 demerit points and $100 fine.

Failing to give way when changing lanes = 3 demerit points and $100 fine.

Where two lanes merge into one (i.e. lane lines end) the vehicle in front has the right of way.

If there are multiple marked lanes, and one ends, give way to the vehicles in the lane you are moving into.

Remember:

  • Always use your indicator to signal your intentions to other drivers when merging;

  • Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the vehicle in front of you and take turns to merge if there are long lines of merging traffic;

  • Try to match the legal speed of the road you’re merging into, but don’t speed up to get your vehicle ahead of others.