Do I need to give way to a bus?
It’s a common situation we deal with on an almost daily basis. In fact, on most occasions, we are contacted by angry motorists about a bus pulling out in front of them.
Under the Transport Operations (Road Use Management – Road Rules) Regulation 2009, specifically section 77, a driver in a built-up area where the speed limit is 70kmh or less, must give way to a bus that displays a “Give Way To Buses” sign when the bus is entering traffic from the left side of the road with an indicator on.
If the bus does not display the “Give Way To Buses Sign” then there is no legal requirement for a driver to give way to the bus while it enters traffic.
The rule only applies when a bus is entering traffic, not changing lanes.
Failing to give way to a bus can attract a $204 fine and three demerit points.
To learn more about the rules surrounding “Give Way” visit the Queensland Government’s “Giving Way” post.
What can you do to help?
Motorists can assist with the safety of the public and our passengers by adjusting their speed and allowing a safe gap for the bus to re-enter traffic and most importantly, giving way to our buses. Not only is this a common courtesy, it is the law.
How do we manage bus safety?
The key ingredient for a business that’s been around for almost 70 years is operational excellence. At Young’s Bus Service we use the latest technology which gives us access to an immense amount of information and analytics. From on-board CCTV to GPS vehicle tracking, our Operational team can even identify when a bus arrived at a bus stop and how long the door was open for. As part of our commitment to ensuring the safety of our passengers remain paramount, Young’s Bus Service takes all complaints seriously, investigating them vigorously and with complete transparency, reporting all matters to the appropriate Queensland Government department.