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Driving through intersections/crossings
Slow down as you get close to intersections and look carefully for traffic, signs (yield sign, stop sign, traffic light, constable manning the crossing), cyclists and pedestrians.

There are two main types of intersections

Controlled intersections

Uncontrolled intersections

Controlled intersections
Controlled intersections have traffic lights, round-about, yield signs or stop signs to control traffic.

If you get green light, drive carefully through the intersection at a steady speed. If the light has been green for quite some time, you should get prepared to stop if the light turns yellow. If you have crossed the stop line when the light gets yellow, drive through the intersection with caution. When your light turns red, bring your vehicle to a complete stop.

Slow down or stop at yield sign and wait for the way to get clear before you drive through the intersection.

Bring the vehicle to a complete stop if you face a stop sign. Drive through the intersection only when the way is clear.

Uncontrolled intersections
Uncontrolled intersections have no signs or traffic lights. They are usually found in areas where there is less traffic. Be cautious while going through intersections.

Uncontrolled Intersections


On entering a roundabout: Before entering a roundabout, you must indicate a left or right-hand turn for at least five seconds if you intend making a turn from the roundabout.

On leaving a roundabout: When leaving a roundabout, whether you are turning left, right or going straight ahead, you must always indicate when you are about to exit.

Round About
Give way
A yield sign means you must slow down or stop if necessary and yield the right-of-way to traffic in the intersection or on the intersecting road.

There are situations where you should give way or yield the right-of-way. This means you have to let the other vehicle go first.

 Here are some rules about when you must yield the right-of-way.


Give Way on Controlled Intersections Give Way on Round-about
Controlled Intersection: If you are joining a main road, you should give way to the vehicle on the main road. Round-about: If you are about to enter the round-about, give way to traffic on your right.
Give Way on T Crossing Give Way on Uncontrolled Intersection
T-crossing: The vehicle on the road that ends must give way to the vehicle traveling on the road that continues. Uncontrolled Intersection: At an intersection without signs or lights, you must yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the right.

If you are turning left, allow the slow traffic like cycles, rickshaws and pedestrians to cross if they are in your way.

You must yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing at specially marked pedestrian crossings.


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