#3 – Zipper
|#3 – Tuesday, 01 November 2016 – Zipper
A lot of people believe that when merging in traffic you must always give way to the right… but that’s not the rule…
Here is a quick run-down of the two merging situations:
If there are two lanes of traffic merging together into one lane…
1. and there are NO road markings between the lanes/cars…
> you must give way to the vehicle in front
– this is called the Zip Merge rule.
2. and there ARE road markings between the lanes/cars…
> you must give way to any other traffic already in the lane you are moving into
– this is just like any other lane change.
Further information can be found on Page 22 of the Tasmanian Road Rules.
This video refers to the SA Road Rules – these same rules apply to Tasmania: