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.
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
The second warning sign reminds you that you must give way.
Second warning sign
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.
Others should give way to you
When coming up to a one-lane bridge, take note of the signs:
Last updated: 1 October 2009