So I thought I pretty well have the road rules sorted but something just happened to me that has got me thinking.
Tharwa Bridge. It has a give way on the northern end and a stop sign on the southern end.
The stop sign is there because you cant really see what is on the bridge so you need to stop to be safe, no dramas there.
This afternoon I approached the stop sign, stopped, nothing was on the bridge so it was safe to go. At the same time a bloke in a ute appeared at the give way sign at the other end and proceeded through the give way sign and onto the bridge. Assume he was going faster than the 20km/h speed limit as it took him a fair while to stop once I had started moving.
Anyway I get across and I wave but he shakes his head at me like I was an idiot.
My way of thinking is, I stopped, nothing was on the bridge, he wasn’t at the give way sign quite yet so I was right to proceed as I had already done my stopping procedure.
My wife sees it differently, she thinks I have to stop until all traffic is clear no matter what.
The Australian Road Rules are silent on stop signs on bridges but gives rules for a give way sign (unless I am missing a rule, I could not find it).
Anyway, thoughts? I am not having a rant, I just want to know how other people might approach this situation to trolls need not apply.