At an intersection what do a police officer's directions overrule? At an intersection what do a police officer's directions overrule?

  • A. Traffic lights

  • B. Give Way rules

  • C. Road signs, such as stop signs

  • D. All of the above

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    The correct answer is D
     
    A police officer's directions overrule all other signals and signs at an intersection.
     
 
 
 

Police officer hand signals at intersections

At an intersection a police officer's hand signals overrule traffic lights, give way rules and any other signs.

Remember that if it's at night then you should use dipped headlights so that you don't dazzle the police officer.

You will see a police officer at an intersection in the following circumstances:

Police officers use internationally accepted hand signals to beckon and stop traffic:

beckon from front

Beckoning vehicles coming from the front. This means if you are facing the officer you can drive past the officer.

beckon all vehicles from the right

The officer is beckoning all vehicles from the right saying that they can pass straight through.

beckoning vehicles from the left

The officer is beckoning vehicles approaching from the left and stopping vehicles facing him.

stop all vehicles

The officer is stopping all vehicles.

approaching from left

Vehicles coming from the right and turning right can proceed. Vehicles from the left are stopped.

vehicles from behind must stop

Vehicles approaching from behind must stop.

vehicles in front and behind must stop

Vehicles in front and behind must stop.

vehicles approaching from front must stop

Vehicles approaching from the front must stop

stop vehicles from left turning right

Vehicles from the left that want to turn right are stopped.

stop vehicles from the left

Vehicles from the right are stopped. Vehicles from the left are allowed to turn right.