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Giving way

Giving way on one-lane bridges

Some roads in New Zealand have one-lane bridges on them. At these bridges, vehicles travelling in one direction have to give way to vehicles going in the other direction.

All one-lane bridges are clearly signposted, showing who should give way.

Signs that show you must give way on one-lane bridges

If you have to give way at a one-lane bridge, you should see one or both of the warning signs shown below.

The first warning sign has a yellow diamond-shaped sign to tell you that you are coming up to a one-lane bridge and a round sign with a red border to tell you that you must give way to vehicles coming towards you.

First warning sign to tell you that you have to give way to others on a one-lane bridge

First warning sign

The second warning sign reminds you that you must give way.

Second warning sign to tell you that you have to give way to others on a one-lane bridge

Second warning sign

Signs that show that other drivers should give way to you on a one-lane bridge

If other drivers should give way to you on a one-lane bridge, you will see the sign shown below as you come up to the bridge.

The big white arrow on the blue rectangle shows that you can go onto the bridge first.

Slow down and check for vehicles that may already be on the bridge, before driving on.

Warning sign to tell you that others should give way to you on a one-lane bridge

Others should give way to you


Important

When coming up to a one-lane bridge, take note of the signs:

  • a red circle shows you must give way
  • a blue rectangle shows that other vehicles should give way to you.

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Last updated: 1 October 2009