NZ Road Code Intersection Questions 1-23


Let’s go through the intersection questions
using the free Road Code practice website at drivingtests.co.nz. There are 46 questions
in this section of the NZ Road Code and we’re going to break it down into two videos of
23 questions each. In this example the blue car is waiting at
a stop sign and the red car is waiting at a give way sign. Even though the red car is
turning right across the path of the blue car, vehicles at a stop sign must give way
to vehicles at any other type of sign, or passing straight through. The stop sign has
the lowest priority, effectively. So the red car has the priority to turn in
front of the blue car that’s waiting at the stop sign, even though the blue car is going
straight ahead. Therefore the driver of the blue car has to
give way. You’ll need to be careful with this because
it’s not explained all that well in the Road Code or on NZTA’s website.
In this example the blue car is turning left and the red motorbike is turning right. When
two vehicles are approaching one another the vehicle that’s turning right must give way.
This diagram shows a T junction (intersection). The red car is at the bottom of the T turning
right and the blue car is at the top of the T turning right.
Vehicles on the bottom of the T must give way, therefore the red car must give way.
The blue car is passing straight through this junction while the red car waits at a stop
sign. Because the red car is at a stop sign it must give way to the blue car.
Even though the red car is coming from the right of the blue car the blue car has the
right of way. Therefore the driver of the blue car doesn’t have to give way.
Here we have two vehicles facing one another. The blue truck is turning left and the red
car is turning right. Therefore the blue truck has the right of way and the red car must
give way. If we rotate this diagram 90 degrees anticlockwise
you can see that the red car is at the bottom of the T and the blue car is at the top of
the T passing straight through. All vehicles on the bottom of the T give way
to vehicles on the top of the T, therefore the blue car does not have to give way.
The red car is waiting at a give way sign. This is your clue. The red car must give way.
The blue car is passing straight through the crossroads.
Therefore the blue car does not have to give way.
Here we have two vehicles facing one another. Both vehicles have a green light. Therefore
the give way rules apply. The driver of the blue car is turning right. The red motorbike
is turning left. Therefore the red motorbike has the right
of way and the blue car has to give way. When on a roundabout, you always give way
to your right. The blue car is passing straight through the roundabout, but the red car is
also passing straight through the roundabout and will cross the path of the blue car.
Therefore the blue car must give way. If we rotate this diagram 90 degrees clockwise
you’ll see that the red car is turning right from the bottom of a T Junction. The blue
car is passing straight across the top of the T junction.
Therefore the red car must give way and the blue car doesn’t have to give way.
When may you turn right on a red light? A red light always means stop. But if you’ve
got a green arrow then you can turn to the right. Therefore answer A is correct.
This is a driveway with the red car exiting the driveway and the blue car turning into
the driveway from the road. In this case the driveway functions like the
bottom of a T junction and the road functions like the top of a T junction. Therefore the
blue car has the right of way and the red car must give way.
Here we have two vehicles facing one another. Both of them have a green light. The blue
car is turning left and the red car is turning right.
Therefore the blue car has the right of way. On a roundabout you always give way to your
right. However, in this case the red car is turning left and will exit the roundabout
before it reaches the blue car. Therefore the blue car does not have to give
way. Here we have the blue car at the bottom of
the T and the red car is passing straight through, therefore the blue car must give
way. The blue car is facing the red car and the
blue car is turning left with the red car turning right. The blue car has the right
of way and therefore doesn’t need to give way.
The red car is waiting at a stop sign and therefore must give way to the blue car which
is passing straight through the junction. So the blue car does not have to give way.
The blue car is waiting at the bottom of a T junction turning right and the red car is
passing through. Therefore the blue car must give way.
Here we have two vehicles facing one another and they both have green lights. The blue
car is passing straight through the junction and the red car is turning right across the
junction. The blue car, therefore, has the right of
way. The blue car doesn’t have to give way; the red car must give way to the blue car.
In this diagram the give way sign here is your clue. The red car, even though it’s passing
straight through and coming from the right of the blue car, must give way to the blue
car which is passing straight through the junction.
Therefore the driver of the blue car doesn’t have to give way.
The blue car is waiting at a stop sign and therefore must give way to the red car which
is passing straight through the junction. You’re in the left-hand lane at traffic signals.
You are waiting to turn left. Which of these traffic signals may you move on? Answer A
has a red arrow pointing left. A red arrow means you can’t go.
Similarly, answers C and D also have a red arrow pointing left, and that just leaves
B as the correct answer. If we rotate this diagram 90 degrees you’ll
see that the red car is pulling out of a driveway and the blue car is pulling in from the road.
The red car is at the bottom of the T and the blue car is at the top of the T. Therefore
the blue car has right of way and doesn’t have to give way.

25 comments

  1. This was really helpful thank you πŸ˜€ I find I can learn through a video format at a much faster rate than through books so it was really good πŸ˜€

  2. Can anyone clarify the 1 question. in fact if the car facing STOP sign and Giving way sign, they must apply the normal giveway rule. therefore, stop sign does not have lower priority than give way sign. Then the red car which is turning right must give way to the blue car. Is it right???

  3. Remember left and right turning traffic can turn at the same time if both keep to the lane closest to them. Double lanes are used to free up traffic and stop congestion yet most still wait when turning left from a free turn. Why ?

  4. Wow, those trucks are really close the kerb, it's a wonder they will get around it without running over anyone or taking out a pole. lol

  5. In the latest road code 2018 they are now saying that theres no such thing as " right of way " which I find very strange and confusing….ofcourse theres a right of way in driving .

  6. There is no 'right of way' in the NZ Road Code.

    Who has right of way?

    Did you know that there's no such thing as having the 'right of way' over anyone else?

    You do have to give way to others. But you don’t have the right to try and make anyone else give way to you.

    Nobody has right of way!

    https://drive.govt.nz/get-your-learners/interactive-road-code/rules-and-requirements/what-is-good-driving/right-of-way

  7. Thank you very much for an explanation with the question, really helpfull rather than doing it along.

  8. What I find interesting about the NZTA and Rode code is they really shy away from the hard stuff that you face in real life driving particularly around the city. They've got the basics covered but some roads are a tad complicated than that.

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