Stopping, giving way and turning

Signs, road markings, traffic lights and roundabouts help everyone share the road safely. Make sure you know who has right of way.

Stop and give way signs

‘Stop’ and ‘Give way’ signs and lines help to control traffic at intersections on NSW roads.

Traffic lights

Traffic lights regulate traffic flow and make intersections safer for drivers, pedestrians and other road users. You must always obey traffic lights on NSW roads.


Roundabouts help manage traffic flow at NSW intersections. Here’s how they work and the rules you must follow.


Around half of all crashes on NSW roads happen at intersections. Know the rules for giving way and make sure you slow down at intersections.

Indicating and turning left or right

Know how to use your indicator, and turn left or right safely on NSW roads.

U-turns and three-point turns

Three-point turns and U-turns can be tricky to do, and they're only legal in certain situations on NSW roads. Here are the rules you must follow and tips for turning safely.

One-way streets

'One way' and 'Two way' signs are regulatory signs and must be obeyed by law. Here's how to recognise the signs and drive safely on NSW roads.

Pedestrian crossings

You must give way to pedestrians at pedestrian crossings on NSW roads. Here are the rules you must follow, and different types of crossings to watch for.

Narrow bridges and roads

Narrow bridges and roads can be dangerous. Understand the signs and rules you must follow to stay safe on NSW roads.

Railway level crossings

Railway level crossings can be dangerous. Trains are fast and heavy, and cannot stop quickly. Know the signs and rules, and stay safe on NSW roads.

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