Stop signs and stop lines


Stop signs and stop lines

‘STOP’ signs and ‘STOP’ lines (continuous line) are used at intersections to control traffic.

When you come to a STOP sign you must stop completely before reaching the STOP line, and as close as possible to the line. Where there is no STOP line, stop before reaching, and as close as possible, to the intersection.

A STOP sign or a STOP line means you must give way to all vehicles travelling in, entering or approaching the intersection, whether vehicles are turning left or right, or going straight ahead.

You must give way to any pedestrians crossing the road into which you are turning.

Giving way at a STOP sign means the driver must remain stationary until it is safe to proceed.



  • Stop sign fine (not coming to a complete stop/not stopping on the line) – $325 (three points)

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