Every year there is a high number of intersection crashes in Christchurch.

Yellow means stop

As you approach an intersection, slow down and look in all directions: ahead, behind and to both sides.

Be alert when approaching traffic light controlled intersections:

  • A yellow signal means stop, unless you are so close to the intersection that you cannot stop safely.
  • A yellow signal indicates that the lights will soon turn red.

Turning into the nearest lane

When turning into a road that has multi-lanes, turn into the same lane throughout the turn. Indicate for at least 3 seconds before you change lanes.

Don't block the intersection

Making sure an intersection is clear to exit through before you enter it. By doing your part you can improve traffic flows and congestion for everyone.

Blocking the intersection, makes it difficult for emergency vehicles to get through and creates a dangerous situation for both drivers and pedestrians.