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Right of way at Captain Cook/Jerra Ave?

By Queen_of_the_Bun - 5 March 2014 20

Hello Rioters,

This afternoon I was walking home when I saw the following: three cars waiting to turn right from Captain Cook Crescent on to Jerrabomberra Ave Narrabundah, and one car waiting to turn right from Jerra on to Captain Cook. The sun was in the eyes of the driver turning on to Captain Cook, and two of the three drivers coming the other way took advantage and made a sneaky turn in front of him.

I use this intersection regularly and have always given way to the traffic turning from Jerrabomberra, given that there is a Give Way sign for traffic turning from Captain Cook. But it is also essentially a give way (dashed line marking, no sign) for traffic turning right from Jerrabomberra.

Who has right of way?

What’s Your opinion?


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20 Responses to
Right of way at Captain Cook/Jerra Ave?
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Erg0 11:16 am
05 Mar 14
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My understanding is that car turning from the continuing road has right of way. If I’m picturing your scenario correctly, that would be the one car on Jerrabomberra Ave.

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niftydog 12:52 pm
05 Mar 14
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Looks to me like a re-jigging of the traffic islands and line marking has resulted in two parallel broken lines for traffic turning right from Jerra Ave. IMO, these are lane marking lines, not give way lines. The old line is aligned with the gutter of the traffic island, whereas the new line is marked parallel with the gutter on the bitumen. It’s unfortunate, and confusing, but that’s nothing new from Roads ACT.

Note the broken line at the give way sign is thicker than the lane marking lines.

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bundah 2:41 pm
05 Mar 14
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That’s easy the car turning right from Captain Cook on to Jerra must give way.

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bundah 2:43 pm
05 Mar 14
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Oh and I should add there are give way signs to back that up.

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c_c™ 2:49 pm
05 Mar 14
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That is a terrible road system around there, ironic since that was the former route for the Monaro Highway. Thank goodness it is no longer.

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montana 3:23 pm
05 Mar 14
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There was nothing ‘sneaky’ about what those cars did. They had the right of way.
Those cars only have to give way to cars coming from jerrabomberra ave.

basic T-junction road rules apply.

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montana 3:35 pm
05 Mar 14
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edit. i misread our post about who was where.

Yes those 2 cars were in fact sneaky as they should have given way at the ‘t-section’

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watto23 4:13 pm
05 Mar 14
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They are not that confusing. Cars turning right from Sturt/Jerrabomberra Ave has right of way over cars on Captain Cook Cres. In fact all traffic on Sturt/Jerrabomberra Ave has right of way over traffic leaving Captain Cook Cres.

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JC 5:10 pm
05 Mar 14
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Clearly the car on the terminating road, who is facing a giveway sign has to give way to everyone else.

The line marking appears ok too. The giveway sign has giveway markings the turn off Sturt Ave does not cross a giveway line it simply crosses a broken lane marker.

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Queen_of_the_Bun 7:24 pm
05 Mar 14
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Thanks everyone. That is what I thought. I got confused when I saw two drivers flagrantly break the law* and wondered if I had been doing the wrong thing virtually every day for the past five years.

*No cyclists were defamed in the creation of this post.

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ExarKun 9:52 am
06 Mar 14
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That’s a horrible intersection. I live on Jerrabomberra Av so pass through it everyday. I’ve had one car written off when someone failed to give way pulling out of Captain Cook and the first person on the scene of the accident said his car had been written off in the same place and manner. People giving way from Captain Cook have their visibility obscured by a light pole to the right and then they often only consider getting across to the island in the middle even though another car might already be waiting there, thus blocking Jerra Av. It desperately needs traffic lights – given there are already a set there for the school pedestrian crossing why not combine them?

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Walker 2:43 pm
06 Mar 14
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JC said :

Clearly the car on the terminating road, who is facing a giveway sign has to give way to everyone else.

The line marking appears ok too. The giveway sign has giveway markings the turn off Sturt Ave does not cross a giveway line it simply crosses a broken lane marker.

This seems fairly straightforward. I think the aware driver should do okay.

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Solidarity 5:00 pm
07 Mar 14
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c_c™ said :

That is a terrible road system around there, ironic since that was the former route for the Monaro Highway. Thank goodness it is no longer.

So that’s why there is trhat random strip of road on the other side of Hindmarsh! Cool.

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bundah 8:40 pm
07 Mar 14
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Solidarity said :

c_c™ said :

That is a terrible road system around there, ironic since that was the former route for the Monaro Highway. Thank goodness it is no longer.

So that’s why there is trhat random strip of road on the other side of Hindmarsh! Cool.

Which has been gated for years to stop the arseholes from using that area as a rubbish dump. Mind you it was also used by some to perform burnouts.

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c_c™ 1:18 am
08 Mar 14
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bundah said :

Solidarity said :

c_c™ said :

That is a terrible road system around there, ironic since that was the former route for the Monaro Highway. Thank goodness it is no longer.

So that’s why there is trhat random strip of road on the other side of Hindmarsh! Cool.

Which has been gated for years to stop the arseholes from using that area as a rubbish dump. Mind you it was also used by some to perform burnouts.

I guess that odd double gate arrangement for the Coppins Crossing carpark is for similar reasons.

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