Turning left at a Stop sign


  • To legally and safely turn left at an intersection with a Stop sign.


  • In a 50–60km/h zone
  • On a two-way road with a 90-degree turn at an intersection that has a Stop sign.

The driver should

    • Check the mirrors (inside and outside).
    • Check blind spot for traffic by looking over shoulder.
    • Indicate left for at least three seconds before starting to turn.
    • Search well ahead through the intersection for hazards.
    • Slow the vehicle down for the turn, using appropriate gears.
    • Bring the vehicle to a complete stop in a position where approaching traffic can be seen to check if the way is clear (but not in the way of other traffic).
    • Give way to pedestrians and vehicles if required.
    • Keep the vehicle in the correct position in the lane throughout the turn (no less than 1 metre and no more than 2 metres from the kerb).
    • Drive at an appropriate speed throughout the turn.
    • Check the mirrors again when turn completed.
    • Accelerate to an appropriate speed after completing the turn.
    • Perform the tasks at least three times.