Driving School in Brookfield explains GIVEWAY v STOP signs

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Brookfield learner drivers often don't get to drive where there are STOP signs and this lack of experience can become a real problem at a Practical Driving Test. There are actually very few stop signs around Brookfield and so Learners can miss out on this learning experience. Our Driving School Instructor working in the area will ensure that if you miss the signs in Brookfield you will get to experience them in other suburbs during the drive so that you can appreciate the rules that are set out below for all drivers to follow. Sometimes issues as simple as this one can bring an otherwise very good driver undone at a Driving Test



When facing a STOP sign or a STOP line, the Learner Driver should put about 90% of their focus on stopping the car as close as practical behind the stop line and 10% on other activities. ONLY when stopped the Learner should shift their focus to preparing the car to move off and ensuring that they Give way appropriately. This approach is more likely to produce an effective STOP.

Qld Road Rules -Section 67
Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at an intersection without traffic lights. The driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching :
the stop line; or
if there is no stop line - the intersection.




When facing a GIVE WAY sign or a broken give way line, the Learner Driver should put about 90% of their focus on giving way to other road users and 10% focus on other activities.

Qld Road Rules -Section 69
Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at an intersection, other than a roundabout
(1) This section applies to a driver at an intersection, other than a roundabout, who is facing a give way sign or give way line
(2) Unless the driver is turning left using a slip lane, the driver must give way to a vehicle in, entering or approaching the intersection except:
an oncoming vehicle turning right at the intersection, if a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the oncoming vehicle; or
a vehicle turning left at the intersection using a slip lane; or
a vehicle making a U-turn


Driving School at Brookfield that teaches effective Stopping

Our Driving School in Brookfield is very passionate about providing the best training possible to each of our Learner Drivers. Many Learner Drivers approach STOP signs and are so intensely looking to see approaching traffic from the left or right and do not effectively stop and when questioned fully believe they did stop.

The subtle difference here is that in one situation the focus on stopping is a very important criteria
and in the give way situation stopping is not a criteria and may or may not occur.