Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009


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Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009
Queensland Transport Operations (Road Use Management) Act 1995 Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Current as at 7 April 2014
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Queensland Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents Part 1 Division 1 1 2 3 Division 2 4 5 6 7–10 Part 2 Division 1 11 12 13 Division 2 14 15 16 17 18 19 Part 3 20 Page Introductory General Short title . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Commencement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Object . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Some features of this regulation Definitions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Compliance with standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Section numbers not used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Application of this regulation Roads and road-related areas Regulation applies to vehicles and road users on roads and road-related areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Section number not used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 What is a road-related area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Road users and vehicles Road users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 What is a vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Who is a driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Who is a rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Pedestrian includes personal mobility device user . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Reference to driver includes rider etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Speed limits Obeying the speed limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 21 22 23 24 24A 25 Part 4 Division 1 26 27 28 29 Division 2 30 31 32 33 Division 3 34 35 36 Division 4 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 Part 5 Division 1 44 45 46 Speed limit where a speed limit sign applies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speed limit in a speed limited area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speed limit in a school zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speed limit in a shared zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speed limit for certain vehicles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speed limit elsewhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making turns Left turns Application of division to roundabouts, road-related areas and adjacent land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starting a left turn from a road (except a multi-lane road) . . . . . . Starting a left turn from a multi-lane road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making a left turn as indicated by a turn line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Right turns Application of division to certain right turns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Starting a right turn from a road (except a multi-lane road) . . . . . Starting a right turn from a multi-lane road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making a right turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hook turns at intersections Making a hook turn at a hook turn only sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Optional hook turn by a bicycle rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bicycle rider making a hook turn contrary to no hook turn by bicycles sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . U-turns Beginning a U-turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way when making a U-turn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making a U-turn contrary to a no U-turn sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights. . . . . . . . . . . Making a U-turn at an intersection without traffic lights . . . . . . . . Starting a U-turn at an intersection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section number not used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Change of direction and stop signals Change of direction signals Division does not apply to entering or leaving a roundabout . . . . What is changing direction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving a left change of direction signal. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 25 26 27 28 29 29 30 31 33 35 35 37 39 40 42 44 45 45 45 46 47 47 48 48 48 50 Page 2
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 47 48 49 50 51 Division 2 52 53 54 55 Part 6 Division 1 56 57 58 59 60 60A 61 Division 2 62 63 64 65 Division 3 66 Part 7 Division 1 67 68 How to give a left change of direction signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving a right change of direction signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to give a right change of direction signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to give a right change of direction signal by giving a hand signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . When use of direction indicator lights permitted. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stop signals Division does not apply to bicycle riders or certain tram drivers . Giving a stop signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to give a stop signal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How to give a stop signal by giving a hand signal . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights Obeying traffic lights and traffic arrows Stopping on a red traffic light or arrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping for a yellow traffic light or arrow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exceptions to stopping for a red or yellow traffic light. . . . . . . . . . Proceeding through a red traffic light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding through a red traffic arrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding through a bicycle storage area before a red traffic light or arrow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding when traffic lights or arrows at an intersection change to red or yellow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way at traffic lights and traffic arrows Giving way when turning at intersection with traffic lights . . . . . . Giving way at an intersection with traffic lights not operating or only partly operating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way at a flashing yellow traffic arrow at an intersection. . . Giving way at a marked foot crossing (except at an intersection) with a flashing yellow traffic light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Twin red lights (except at level crossings) Stopping for twin red lights (except at level crossings) . . . . . . . . . Giving way Giving way at a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at an intersection without traffic lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at other places ........................................ 50 50 51 52 52 53 53 53 54 55 57 59 59 60 60 61 62 64 65 65 66 67 69 Page 3
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 69 69A 70 71 Division 2 72 73 Division 3 74 75 Division 4 76 77 78 79 79A Division 5 80 81 82 83 Division 6 84 85 86 87 Part 8 Division 1 88 Page 4 Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at an intersection, other than a roundabout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two or more drivers facing various signs or lines at an intersection .................................... Giving way at a give way sign at a bridge or length of narrow road ......................................... Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at other places. . . Giving way at an intersection without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line Giving way at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way at a T-intersection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering or leaving road-related areas and adjacent land Giving way when entering a road from a road-related area or adjacent land . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way when entering a road-related area or adjacent land from a road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping clear of and giving way to particular vehicles Keeping clear of trams travelling in tram lanes etc. . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way to buses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping clear of police and emergency vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way to police and emergency vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way to escorted vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crossings and shared zones Stopping at a children’s crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way at a pedestrian crossing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overtaking or passing a vehicle at a children’s crossing or pedestrian crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way to pedestrians in a shared zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other give way rules Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip. . . . . Giving way on a painted island. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way in median turning bays. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way when moving from a side of a road or a median strip parking area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic signs and road markings Traffic signs and road markings at intersections and other places Left turn signs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71 73 73 74 75 80 85 86 87 88 89 89 90 90 92 94 95 95 97 98 99 100
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 89 90 91 92 Division 2 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 101A Division 3 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 Part 9 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 Right turn signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No turns signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No left turn and no right turn signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic lane arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic signs and road markings generally No overtaking or passing signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No overtaking on bridge signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emergency stopping lane only signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keep clear markings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Road access signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . One-way signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keep left and keep right signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No entry signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hand-held stop signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety ramp and arrester bed signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signs for trucks, buses and other large vehicles Clearance and low clearance signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Load limit signs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No trucks signs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trucks must enter signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No buses signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buses must enter signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trucks and buses low gear signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roundabouts What is a roundabout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meaning of halfway around a roundabout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering a roundabout from a multi-lane road or a road with 2 or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction . . . . . . . . . Giving a left change of direction signal when entering a roundabout ..................................... Giving a right change of direction signal when entering a roundabout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way when entering or driving in a roundabout . . . . . . . . . Driving in a roundabout to the left of the central traffic island . . . Obeying traffic lane arrows when driving in or leaving a roundabout ..................................... 101 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 111 112 113 113 114 116 116 117 118 119 119 119 125 125 126 126 127 Page 5
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 117 118 119 Part 10 120 121 122 123 124 Part 11 Division 1 125 126 127 128 128A Division 2 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 139A Division 3 140 141 142 Giving a change of direction signal when changing marked lanes or lines of traffic in a roundabout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving a left change of direction signal when leaving a roundabout .................................... Giving way by the rider of a bicycle or animal to a vehicle leaving a roundabout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Level crossings What is a level crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping and giving way at a stop sign at a level crossing. . . . . . Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at a level crossing Entering a level crossing when a train or tram is approaching etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leaving a level crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules General Unreasonably obstructing drivers or pedestrians . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping a minimum distance between long vehicles . . . . . . . . . . Entering blocked intersections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering particular blocked crossings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping to the left Keeping to the far left side of a road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping to the left on a multi-lane road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping to the left of oncoming vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping to the left of the centre of a road or the dividing line . . . Exceptions to keeping to the left of the centre of a road . . . . . . . Exceptions to keeping to the left of a dividing line . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping to the left of a median strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driving on a one-way service road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping off a dividing strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping off a painted island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exceptions for avoiding obstructions on a road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exceptions for passing bicycle rider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Overtaking No overtaking unless safe to do so . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No overtaking etc. to the left of a vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No overtaking to the right of a vehicle turning right etc. . . . . . . . . 127 128 128 128 129 130 130 131 131 132 132 132 133 133 133 135 137 140 141 143 144 145 145 147 148 149 149 150 Page 6
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 143 144 144A 145 Division 4 146 147 148 148A 149 150 151 Division 5 152 Division 6 153 154 155 155A 156 157 158 159 Division 7 160 161 162 163 164 164AA Passing or overtaking a vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping a safe distance when overtaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping a safe lateral distance when passing bicycle rider Driver being overtaken not to increase speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driving in marked lanes or lines of traffic Driving within a single marked lane or line of traffic . . . . . . . . . . . Moving from 1 marked lane to another marked lane across a continuous line separating the lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way when moving from 1 marked lane or line of traffic to another marked lane or line of traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way when moving within a single marked lane . . . . . . . . . Giving way when lines of traffic merge into a single line of traffic Driving on or across a continuous white edge line . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding a motorbike or bicycle alongside more than 1 other rider . Obeying overhead lane control devices applying to marked lanes Complying with overhead lane control devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driving in marked lanes designated for special purposes Bicycle lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bus lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tram lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tramways . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Transit lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Truck lanes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exceptions to driving in special purpose lanes etc. . . . . . . . . . . . Marked lanes required to be used by particular kinds of vehicles Passing trams and safety zones Passing or overtaking a tram that is not at or near the left side of the road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Passing or overtaking a tram at or near the left side of a road. . . Driving past a safety zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driving past the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop . . . . . . . . . Stopping beside a stopped tram at a tram stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Staying stopped if a tram comes from behind a stopped driver and stops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151 152 152 153 154 155 156 158 158 158 160 160 162 163 164 165 167 168 169 170 171 172 172 173 174 175 Page 7
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents Part 12 Division 1 164A 165 166 Division 2 167 168 169 Division 3 170 171 172 173 174 175 Division 4 176 177 178 Division 5 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 Division 6 187 188 Page 8 Restrictions on stopping and parking General Minor traffic offences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in an emergency etc. or to comply with another provision ...................................... Application of part to bicycles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No stopping and parking signs and road markings No stopping signs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No parking signs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No stopping on a road with a yellow edge line . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping at intersections and crossings Stopping in or near an intersection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on or near a children’s crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing (except at an intersection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on or near a marked foot crossing (except at an intersection) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on or near a bicycle crossing (except at an intersection) 184 Stopping on or near a level crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on clearways and freeways and in emergency stopping lanes Stopping on a clearway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on a freeway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in an emergency stopping lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in zones for particular vehicles Stopping in a loading zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in a truck zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in a works zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in a taxi zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in a bus zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section number not used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in a permit zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in a mail zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other places where stopping is restricted Stopping in a bus lane, tram lane, tramway, transit lane, truck lane or on tram tracks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in a shared zone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 176 176 177 177 178 179 179 181 182 183 185 186 187 188 188 190 190 191 192 192 192 193 194 194
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199 200 201 202 203 203A Division 7 204 205 205A 206 207 Division 8 208 208A 209 Division 9 210 Division 10 211 212 213 213A Double parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in or near a safety zone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping near an obstruction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on a bridge or in a tunnel etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on a crest or curve outside a built-up area . . . . . . . . . . Stopping near a fire hydrant etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping at or near a bus stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping at or near a tram stop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on a path, dividing strip, nature strip or painted island . Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway etc. . . . . . . Stopping near a postbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on roads—heavy and long vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on a road with bicycle parking sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping on a road with motorbike parking sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping in a parking area for people with disabilities . . . . . . . . . Stopping in a slip lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Permissive parking signs and parking fees Meaning of particular information on or with permissive parking signs .......................................... Parking for longer than indicated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parking outside times indicated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Time extension for people with disabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section number not used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parallel parking Parallel parking on a road (except in a median strip parking area) ......................................... Parallel parking in a road-related area (except in a median strip parking area) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Parallel parking in a median strip parking area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angle parking Angle parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other parking related rules Parking in parking bays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering and leaving a median strip parking area . . . . . . . . . . . . Making a motor vehicle secure. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Evidentiary provision . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195 196 197 197 198 199 200 201 201 202 203 203 204 205 205 207 207 210 210 211 211 211 214 215 215 221 222 223 224 Page 9
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents Part 13 Division 1 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 222A Division 2 223 Division 3 224 225 Division 4 226 227 Division 5 227A 227B Part 14 Division 1 228 229 230 231 232 233 234 Page 10 Lights and warning devices Lights on vehicles (except bicycles, animals and animal-drawn vehicles) Division does not apply to riders of bicycles, animals or animal-drawn vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using lights when driving at night or in hazardous weather conditions ...................................... Towing a vehicle at night or in hazardous weather conditions . . . Using fog lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using headlights on high-beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lights not to be used to dazzle other road users . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using lights on vehicles that are stopped . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using hazard warning lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . School bus not to be driven without warning lights and warning signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use of warning lights—picking up or setting down school children ....................................... Lights on animal-drawn vehicles Using lights when riding an animal-drawn vehicle at night or in hazardous weather conditions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Horns and radar detectors Using horns and similar warning devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using radar detectors and similar devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Portable warning triangles for heavy vehicles Heavy vehicles to be equipped with portable warning triangles. . Using portable warning triangles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Signs for oversize vehicles Do not overtake turning vehicle signs for long vehicles . . . . . . . . Warning sign not to be displayed if not required by law . . . . . . . . Rules for pedestrians General No pedestrian signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pedestrians on a road with a road access sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crossing a road—general . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crossing a road at pedestrian lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crossing a road at traffic lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crossing a road to or from a tram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crossing a road on or near a crossing for pedestrians. . . . . . . . . 225 225 226 227 228 228 229 229 230 230 231 232 232 233 233 235 235 235 236 236 237 238 239 240
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 235 235A 236 237 238 239 Division 2 240 240A 241 242 243 244 244A 244B Division 3 244C 244D 244E 244F 244G 244H 244I 244J 244K 244L 244M 244N 244O 244P Crossing a level crossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crossing a pedestrian level crossing that has a red pedestrian light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pedestrians not to cause a traffic hazard or obstruction . . . . . . . Getting on or into a moving vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pedestrians travelling along a road (except if using a wheeled recreational device, wheeled toy or personal mobility device) . . . Pedestrians on a bicycle path or separated footpath . . . . . . . . . . Rules for persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices and wheeled toys Wheeled recreational devices and toys not to be used on certain roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No wheeled recreational devices or toys sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a road ......................................... Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a footpath or shared path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travelling on rollerblades etc. on a bicycle path or separated footpath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wheeled recreational devices or wheeled toys being towed etc. . Section number not used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wearing of helmets by users of motorised scooters. . . . . . . . . . . Additional rules for using personal mobility devices Application of pt 14, div 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Age restrictions for PMD user . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Speed limit for device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PMD user to wear helmet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . PMD user travelling along a road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No personal mobility devices sign . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using a device on a footpath or shared path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carrying people on device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Travelling to the left of oncoming PMD users or riders on a path . Warning equipment on device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using device at night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bicycle crossing lights provisions also apply to PMD user . . . . . . Using mobile phones on device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Drinking liquor while using device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241 243 243 244 245 246 249 249 250 250 252 253 253 253 254 254 254 255 255 256 256 256 257 257 257 257 258 258 Page 11
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents Part 15 245 246 247 247A 247B 248 249 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 Part 16 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 Additional rules for bicycle riders Riding a bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carrying people on a bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding in a bicycle lane on a road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Entering a bicycle storage area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Giving way while entering or in a bicycle storage area. . . . . . . . . No riding across a road on particular crossings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding on a separated footpath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding on a footpath or shared path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding to the left of oncoming bicycle riders or device users on a path ......................................... No bicycles signs and markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bicycle riders not to cause a traffic hazard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bicycles being towed etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding too close to the rear of a motor vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bicycle helmets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding with a person on a bicycle trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Equipment on a bicycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding at night . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping for a red bicycle crossing light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping for a yellow bicycle crossing light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding when bicycle crossing lights change to yellow or red Rules for persons travelling in or on vehicles Application of part to persons in or on trams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wearing of seatbelts by drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wearing of seatbelts by passengers 16 years old or older. . . . . . Wearing of seatbelts by passengers under 16 years old . . . . . . . Exemptions from wearing seatbelts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How persons must travel in or on a motor vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . Opening doors and getting out of a vehicle etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wearing motorbike helmets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riding on motorbikes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Interfering with the driver’s control of the vehicle etc.. . . . . . . . . . 258 259 259 259 260 260 261 262 262 262 264 264 264 264 265 266 267 267 268 268 269 270 270 271 275 277 279 279 280 281 Page 12
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents Part 17 Division 1 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 Division 2 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 Part 18 Division 1 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 293A 293B 294 295 296 297 Additional rules for drivers of trams, tram recovery vehicles and buses Trams Division also applies to tram recovery vehicles and buses travelling along tram tracks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping for a red T light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping for a yellow T light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exception to stopping for a red or yellow T light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding after stopping for a red or yellow T light . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding when a red traffic light and a white T light or white traffic arrow is showing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding when a white T light or white traffic arrow is no longer showing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Buses, taxis and bicycles Application of division. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping for a red B light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stopping for a yellow B light . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exception to stopping for a red or yellow B light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding after stopping for a red or yellow B light . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding when a red traffic light and a white B light or white traffic arrow is showing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Proceeding when a white B light or white traffic arrow is no longer showing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miscellaneous road rules Miscellaneous rules for drivers Duties of a driver involved in a crash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driving on a path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driving on a nature strip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driving on a traffic island . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Making unnecessary noise or smoke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Section number not used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing fallen etc. things from the road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oil and grease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Restriction on driving or stopping vehicle on road . . . . . . . . . . . . Keeping control of a vehicle being towed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motor vehicle towing another vehicle with a towline . . . . . . . . . . . Driving a vehicle in reverse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Driver to have proper control of a vehicle etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 282 282 282 283 283 283 284 285 285 286 286 286 287 287 288 290 291 291 292 293 293 293 294 294 295 296 296 Page 13
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 298 299 300 300A 300C 300D Division 2 301 301A 301B 302 303 303A Division 2A 303B Division 3 304 Part 19 305 306 307 308 308A 309 310 311 312 313 313A 313B Part 20 Division 1 314 315 Page 14 Driving with a person in a trailer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Television receivers and visual display units in motor vehicles . . 297 Use of mobile phones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Drinking liquor while driving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298 Limitation on use of wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy 299 Driver must not damage rail infrastructure or obstruct level crossing 299 Rules for people in charge of animals Leading an animal while in or on a vehicle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Harnessing an animal drawing a vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300 Riding an animal on a road-related area when possible . . . . . . . 301 Rider of an animal on a footpath or nature strip to give way to pedestrians. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Riding an animal alongside more than 1 other rider. . . . . . . . . . . 301 Giving way to restive horses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 301 Rules for people in charge of animal-drawn vehicles Brakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Obeying directions Direction by police officer or traffic controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302 Exemptions Exemption for drivers of police vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303 Exemptions for drivers of emergency vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Stopping and parking exemption for police and emergency vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 304 Exemption for police officers and emergency workers on foot . . . 304 Exemption for police officers using personal mobility devices . . . 305 Exemptions for drivers of trams etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Exemption for road workers etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Exemption for oversize vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308 Exemption for tow truck drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 309 Exemption for postal vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 310 Exemption for garbage truck drivers etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Exemption for breakdown vehicles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 312 Traffic control devices and traffic-related items General Diagrams of traffic control devices, traffic-related items and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 313 Legal effect of traffic control devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 314
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 316 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 323A Division 2 324 325 326 327 328 329 330 331 332 333 334 335 336 Division 3 337 338 339 When do traffic control devices comply substantially with this regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Information on or with traffic control devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Limited effect of certain traffic control devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Legal effect of traffic-related items mentioned in this regulation . When do traffic-related items comply substantially with this regulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meaning of information on or with traffic control devices and traffic-related items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reference to traffic control devices and traffic-related items on a road etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References to lights that are traffic signals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audible lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Application of traffic control devices to lengths of roads and areas Purpose of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References to traffic control devices—application to lengths of road and areas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . When do traffic control devices apply to a length of road or area—the basic rules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Length of road to which a traffic sign (except a parking control sign) applies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References to a traffic control device applying to a length of road ........................................ Traffic control devices applying to a marked lane. . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic control devices applying to a slip lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic control devices applying to an intersection . . . . . . . . . . . . Parking control signs applying to a length of road . . . . . . . . . . . . Parking control signs applying to a length of road in an area to which another parking control sign applies etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How parking control signs apply to a length of road. . . . . . . . . . . Traffic control devices applying to an area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How separated footpath signs and separated footpath road markings apply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Application of traffic control devices to persons Purpose of division . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References to traffic control devices—application to persons . . . When do traffic control devices apply to a person—the basic rules .......................................... 314 317 318 319 319 320 320 322 322 323 323 323 324 324 324 325 325 326 326 327 328 330 331 331 331 Page 15
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 Part 21 347 348 349 350 351 352 352A 353 353A 353B Part 22 354 355 356 Schedule 1 Schedule 2 Schedule 3 Schedule 4 Schedule 5 Traffic control devices (except road markings and parking control signs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Road markings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic signs (except parking control signs) applying to a length of road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Traffic signs (except parking control signs) applying to an area . . Traffic control devices applying to a driver in a marked lane . . . . Traffic control devices applying to a driver in a slip lane. . . . . . . . Parking control signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . General Meaning of abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References to a driver doing something etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References to certain kinds of roads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References to stopping or parking on a length of road etc. . . . . . References to left and right . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . References to stopping as near as practicable to a place . . . . . . Giving way to pedestrians crossing a road. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prescribed offences for ch 5, pt 7 of the Act. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . People with disabilities symbols—Act, sch 4, definition people with disabilities symbol . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Power-assisted bicycles—Act, sch 4, definition power-assisted bicycle ........................................ Repeal and transitional provisions Repeal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Continuation of Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 1999, s 266. . . . . . . . . . References to Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 1999 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Abbreviations and symbols . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Standard or commonly used traffic signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Other permitted traffic signs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Symbols and traffic-related items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dictionary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 332 332 333 333 334 334 334 335 335 335 335 336 336 336 337 338 338 339 339 339 340 341 360 384 387 Endnotes 1 2 Index to endnotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404 Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404 Page 16
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Contents 3 Table of reprints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 404 4 List of legislation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 405 5 List of annotations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 407 Page 17
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 1 Introductory [s 1] Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 [as amended by all amendments that commenced on or before 7 April 2014] Part 1 Introductory Division 1 General 1 Short title This regulation may be cited as the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 or as the Queensland Road Rules. 2 Commencement (1) This regulation, other than sections 266 and 267(1), (1AA), (1AB), (1A), (1B) and (1C), commences on 12 October 2009. (2) Sections 266 and 267(1), (1AA), (1AB), (1A), (1B) and (1C) commence on 11 March 2010. 3 Object The object of this regulation is to provide road rules in Queensland that are substantially uniform with road rules elsewhere in Australia. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 19
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 1 Introductory [s 4] Division 2 Some features of this regulation 4 Definitions The dictionary in schedule 5 defines particular words used in this regulation. 5 Compliance with standards (1) In this regulation, unless otherwise stated— (a) a reference to a standard using the designation made up of ‘AS’ and a number is a reference to the standard as in force from time to time under that designation; and Example ‘AS 1754’ is a reference to the standard that is in force under that designation at the relevant time, including, for example, AS 1754–1991. (b) a reference to a standard using the designation made up of ‘AS/NZS’ and a number is a reference to the standard as in force from time to time under that designation. Example ‘AS/NZS 1754’ is a reference to the standard that is in force under that designation at the relevant time, including, for example, AS/NZS 1754–1995, AS/NZS 1754–2000 or AS/NZS 1754–2004. (2) If this regulation requires a person to fit or use a thing that complies with a standard mentioned in subsection (1), the person complies with the requirement if, when the thing was manufactured, the thing complied with the standard in force under the designation at that time. (3) In this section— standard means AS or AS/NZS. 6 Examples A diagram under a provision is an example for the provision. Page 20 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 2 Application of this regulation [s 7–10] 7–10 Section numbers not used Note This regulation is based on the Australian Road Rules. Some provisions of the Australian Road Rules contain provisions that are not relevant to the operation of this regulation. To maximise uniformity between this regulation and the Australian Road Rules, the numbers of some sections that are not relevant have not been used in the numbering of this regulation, unless required for provisions particular to the State. Part 2 Application of this regulation Division 1 Roads and road-related areas 11 Regulation applies to vehicles and road users on roads and road-related areas (1) This regulation applies to vehicles and road users on roads and road-related areas. (2) A reference in this regulation (except in this division) to a road includes a reference to a road-related area , unless otherwise expressly stated in this regulation. Examples for subsection (2) 1 A reference in section 146 (which deals with driving within a single marked lane or line of traffic) to the road includes a reference to the road-related area of the road. 2 A reference in section 200(1) (which deals with certain heavy or long vehicles stopping on roads) to a length of road includes a reference to the road-related area of the length of road. 3 A reference in section 31 (which deals with starting a right turn from a road, except a multi-lane road) to a road does not include a reference to a road-related area, because of the definition in subsection (5) of that section. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 21
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 2 Application of this regulation [s 12] 12 Section number not used 13 What is a road-related area (1) A road-related area is any of the following— (a) an area that divides a road; (b) a footpath or nature strip adjacent to a road; (c) an area that is not a road and that is open to the public and designated for use by cyclists or animals; (d) an area that is not a road and that is open to, or used by, the public for parking vehicles. (2) However, unless the contrary intention appears, a reference in this regulation (except this division) to a road-related area includes a reference to— (a) any shoulder of a road; and (b) any other area that is a footpath or nature strip as defined in the dictionary. (3) In this section— shoulder , of a road— (a) includes any part of the road that is not designed to be used by motor vehicles in travelling along the road; and (b) includes— (i) for a kerbed road—any part of the kerb; and (ii) for a sealed road—any unsealed part of the road, and any sealed part of the road outside an edge line on the road; but (c) does not include a bicycle path, footpath or shared path. Page 22 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 2 Application of this regulation [s 14] Division 2 Road users and vehicles 14 Road users A road user is a driver, rider, passenger or pedestrian. 15 What is a vehicle A vehicle includes— (a) a motor vehicle, trailer and tram; and (b) a bicycle; and (c) an animal-drawn vehicle, and an animal that is being ridden or drawing a vehicle; and (d) a combination; and (e) a motorised wheelchair that can travel at over 10km/h (on level ground); but does not include another kind of wheelchair, a train, a wheeled recreational device, a wheeled toy or a personal mobility device. 16 Who is a driver (1) A driver is the person who is driving a vehicle (except a motorbike, bicycle, animal or animal-drawn vehicle). (2) However, a driver does not include a person pushing a motorised wheelchair. 17 Who is a rider (1) A rider is the person who is riding a motorbike, bicycle, animal or animal-drawn vehicle. (2) A rider does not include— (a) a passenger; or (b) a person walking beside and pushing a bicycle. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 23
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 3 Speed limits [s 18] 18 Pedestrian includes personal mobility device user A pedestrian includes a person who is using a personal mobility device, unless otherwise expressly stated in this regulation. Editor’s note See also the Act, schedule 4, definition pedestrian . 19 Reference to driver includes rider etc. Unless otherwise expressly stated in this regulation, a reference in this regulation (except in this division)— (a) to a driver , includes a reference to a rider; and (b) to driving , includes a reference to riding. Part 3 Speed limits 20 Obeying the speed limit A driver must not drive at a speed over the speed limit applying to the driver for the length of road where the driver is driving. Maximum penalty—40 penalty units. Note See also the Criminal Code, section 328A (Dangerous operation of a vehicle) and sections 83 (Careless driving of motor vehicles) and 84 (Dangerous driving of vehicles (other than motor vehicles) etc.) of the Act. 21 Speed limit where a speed limit sign applies (1) The speed limit applying to a driver for a length of road to which a speed limit sign applies is the number of kilometres per hour indicated by the number on the sign. Page 24 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 3 Speed limits [s 22] (2) A speed limit sign on a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearest of the following— (a) a speed limit sign on the road with a different number on the sign; (b) an end speed limit sign or speed derestriction sign on the road; (c) if the road ends at a T-intersection or dead end—the end of the road. Examples Speed limit sign (Standard sign) Other signs Speed limit sign (Variable illuminated message sign) End speed limit sign Speed derestriction sign 22 Speed limit in a speed limited area (1) The speed limit applying to a driver for any length of road in a speed limited area is the number of kilometres per hour indicated by the number on the area speed limit sign on a road Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 25
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 3 Speed limits [s 23] into the area, unless another speed limit applies to the driver for the length of road under another section of this part. Example of another speed limit— Although an area speed limit sign on a road into a speed limited area may indicate a speed limit of 60km/h, a particular length of road in the area may have a school zone sign indicating a 40km/h speed limit for that length of road. (2) A speed limited area is the network of roads in an area with— (a) an area speed limit sign on each road into the area, indicating the same number; and (b) an end area speed limit sign on each road out of the area. (3) In this section— road , in subsection (2)(a) and (b), does not include a road-related area. Examples Area speed limit sign End area speed limit sign 23 Speed limit in a school zone (1) The speed limit applying to a driver for any length of road in a school zone is the number of kilometres per hour indicated by the number on the school zone sign on a road, or the road, into the zone. (2) A school zone is— Page 26 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 3 Speed limits [s 24] (a) if there is a school zone sign and an end school zone sign, or a speed limit sign with a different number on the sign, on a road—that length of road; or (b) if there is a school zone sign on a road that ends in a dead end and there is no sign mentioned in paragraph (a), on the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the dead end—that length of road. Examples School zone sign End school zone sign 24 Speed limit in a shared zone (1) The speed limit applying to a driver for any length of road in a shared zone is the number of kilometres per hour indicated by the number on the shared zone sign on a road, or the road, into the zone. (2) A shared zone is— (a) if there is a shared zone sign and an end shared zone sign on a road and there is no intersection on the length of road between the signs—that length of road; or (b) if there is a shared zone sign on a road that ends in a dead end and there is no intersection on the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the dead end—that length of road; or (c) a network of roads in an area with— (i) a shared zone sign on each road into the area indicating the same number; and Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 27
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 3 Speed limits [s 24A] (ii) an end shared zone sign on each road out of the area; or (d) a road related area that is between a shared zone sign that relates to the area and an end shared zone sign that relates to the area. (3) In subsection (2)(c)(i) and (ii)— road does not include a road-related area. Examples Shared zone sign End shared zone sign 24A Speed limit for certain vehicles (1) This section applies to a driver despite a higher speed limit that would otherwise apply to the driver under this part. (2) The speed limit applying to the following drivers for a length of road where the driver is driving is— (a) for a driver driving a tractor towing a sugar cane trailer—50km/h; (b) for a driver driving an oversize vehicle that is required to travel with a pilot or escort vehicle—80km/h; (c) for a driver driving a road train—90km/h; (d) for a driver driving a bus with a GVM over 5t, or another vehicle with a GVM over 12t—100km/h. (3) In this section— sugar cane trailer means a trailer— Page 28 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 25] (a) with an ATM within the meaning of the Standards and Safety Regulation of not more than 20t; and (b) designed for carrying sugar cane. tractor does not include a motor vehicle built to tow a semitrailer. 25 Speed limit elsewhere (1) If a speed limit sign does not apply to a length of road and the length of road is not in a speed limited area, school zone or shared zone, the speed limit applying to a driver for the length of road is the default speed limit. (2) The default speed limit applying to a driver for a length of road is— (a) for a road in a built-up area—50km/h; or (b) for a road that is not in a built-up area—100km/h. Part 4 Making turns Division 1 Left turns 26 Application of division to roundabouts, road-related areas and adjacent land (1) This division does not apply to a driver entering or leaving a roundabout. (2) This division applies to a driver turning left from a road into a road-related area or adjacent land, or from a road-related area into a road, as if the driver were turning left at an intersection. (3) In this section— road does not include a road-related area. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 29
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 27] 27 Starting a left turn from a road (except a multi-lane road) (1) A driver turning left at an intersection from a road (except a multi-lane road) must approach and enter the intersection from as near as practicable to the far left side of the road. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (1A) Subsection (1) also applies to a rider of a bicycle who approaches and enters an intersection from a bicycle storage area. (1B) Despite subsection (1), if there is space in a bicycle storage area for 2 riders of bicycles to be next to each other, the rider on the right may approach and enter the intersection as near as practicable to the right side of the other rider, but only if that other rider approaches and enters the intersection in accordance with this section. (2) In this section— road does not include a road-related area. Example Starting a left turn from a road (except a multi-lane road) Page 30 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 28] 28 Starting a left turn from a multi-lane road (1) A driver turning left at an intersection from a multi-lane road must approach and enter the intersection from within the left lane unless— (a) the driver is required or permitted to approach and enter the intersection from within another marked lane under section 88(1), 92 or 159; or (b) the driver is turning, at B lights or a white traffic arrow, in accordance with part 17, division 2; or (c) subsection (1A) or (2) applies to the driver. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example for subsection (1)(a) Starting a left turn on a multi-lane road with traffic lane arrows as required or permitted under section 92 (1A) A driver turning left at an intersection from a multi-lane road that has a slip lane must approach and enter the intersection— (a) from within the slip lane; or (b) if there is an obstruction that prevents the driver from entering the intersection from within the slip lane—from within the left lane. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 31
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 28] (2) A driver may approach and enter the intersection from the marked lane next to the left lane as well as, or instead of, the left lane if— (a) the driver’s vehicle, together with any load or projection, is 7.5m long, or longer; and (b) the vehicle displays a do not overtake turning vehicle sign; and (c) any part of the vehicle is within 50m of the nearest point of the intersection; and (d) it is not practicable for the driver to turn left from within the left lane; and (e) the driver can safely occupy the next marked lane and can safely turn left at the intersection by occupying the next marked lane, or both lanes. Example Long vehicle turning left from the left lane and next marked lane (2A) If there is a bicycle storage area before an intersection that extends across 1 or more marked lanes of a multi-lane road, a rider of a bicycle turning left must approach and enter the intersection from within the part of the bicycle storage area that is directly in front of the left marked lane or of a bicycle lane that is on the left side of the road. Page 32 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 29] Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) In this section— left lane means— (a) the marked lane nearest to the far left side of the road; or (b) if there is an obstruction (for example, a parked car or roadworks) in that marked lane—the marked lane nearest to that marked lane that is not obstructed. marked lane , for a driver, does not include a special purpose lane in which the driver is not permitted to drive. Examples of do not overtake turning vehicle signs 29 Making a left turn as indicated by a turn line (1) If a driver is turning left at an intersection and there is a turn line indicating how the turn is required to be made, the driver must make the turn as indicated by the turn line unless— (a) the driver is turning, at B lights or traffic arrows, in accordance with part 17, division 2; or (b) subsection (2) applies to the driver. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 33
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 29] Example— Making a left turn as indicated by a turn line (2) A driver may turn left at an intersection other than as indicated by a turn line if— (a) the driver’s vehicle, together with any load or projection, is 7.5m long, or longer; and (b) the vehicle displays a do not overtake turning vehicle sign; and (c) it is not practicable for the driver to turn left as indicated by the turn line; and (d) the driver can safely turn left other than as indicated by the turn line. Examples of do not overtake turning vehicle signs— Page 34 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 30] Division 2 Right turns 30 Application of division to certain right turns (1) This division does not apply to— (a) a driver turning right at an intersection where there is a hook turn only sign; or (b) the rider of a bicycle making a hook turn under division 3; or (c) a driver making a U-turn; or (d) a driver entering or leaving a roundabout. (2) This division applies to a driver turning right from a road into a road-related area or adjacent land, or from a road-related area into a road, as if the driver were turning right at an intersection. (3) In this section— road does not include a road-related area. 31 Starting a right turn from a road (except a multi-lane road) (1) A driver turning right at an intersection from a road (except a multi-lane road) must approach and enter the intersection in accordance with this section. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If the road has a dividing line or median strip, the driver must approach and enter the intersection from the left of, parallel to, and as near as practicable to, the dividing line or median strip. (3) If the road does not have a dividing line or median strip and is not a one-way road, the driver must approach and enter the intersection from the left of, parallel to, and as near as practicable to, the centre of the road. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 35
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 31] (4) If the road is a one-way road, the driver must approach and enter the intersection from as near as practicable to the far right side of the road. (4A) Subsections (2), (3) and (4) also apply to a rider of a bicycle who approaches and enters an intersection from a bicycle storage area. (4B) Despite subsections (2), (3) and (4), if there is space in a bicycle storage area for 2 riders of bicycles to be next to each other, the rider on the left may approach and enter the intersection as near as practicable to the left side of the other rider, but only if that other rider approaches and enters the intersection in accordance with this section. (5) In this section— road does not include a road-related area. Examples Example 1 Starting a right turn from a road with a dividing line Example 2 Starting a right turn from a one-way road Page 36 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 32] 32 Starting a right turn from a multi-lane road (1) A driver turning right at an intersection from a multi-lane road must approach and enter the intersection from within the right lane unless— (a) the driver is required or permitted to approach and enter the intersection from within another marked lane in accordance with section 89(1), 92 or 159; or (b) the driver is turning, at B lights or a white traffic arrow, in accordance with part 17, division 2; or (c) subsection (2) applies to the driver. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example for subsection (1)(a)— Starting a right turn on a multi-lane road with traffic lane arrows as required or permitted under section 92 (2) A driver may approach and enter the intersection from the marked lane next to the right lane as well as, or instead of, the right lane if— (a) the driver’s vehicle, together with any load or projection, is 7.5m long, or longer; and (b) the vehicle displays a do not overtake turning vehicle sign; and Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 37
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 32] (c) any part of the vehicle is within 50m of the nearest point of the intersection; and (d) it is not practicable for the driver to turn right from within the right lane; and (e) the driver can safely occupy the next marked lane and can safely turn right at the intersection by occupying the next marked lane, or both lanes. (2A) If there is a bicycle storage area before an intersection that extends across 1 or more marked lanes of a multi-lane road, a rider of a bicycle turning right (but not making a hook turn) must approach and enter the intersection from within the part of the bicycle storage area that is directly in front of the right marked lane or of a bicycle lane that is on the right side of the road. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) In this section— marked lane , for a driver, does not include a special purpose lane in which the driver is not permitted to drive. right lane means— (a) the marked lane nearest to the dividing line or median strip on the road; or (b) if there is an obstruction (for example, a parked car or roadworks) in that marked lane—the marked lane nearest to that marked lane that is not obstructed. Examples of do not overtake turning vehicle signs Page 38 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 33] 33 Making a right turn (1) A driver turning right at an intersection must make the turn in accordance with this section unless— (a) the driver is turning, at B lights or traffic arrows, in accordance with part 17, division 2; or (b) subsection (4) applies to the driver. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If there is a turn line indicating how the turn is required to be made, the driver must make the turn as indicated by the turn line. (3) If there is no turn line indicating how the turn is required to be made, the driver must make the turn so the driver— (a) passes as near as practicable to the right of the centre of the intersection; and (b) turns into the left of the centre of the road the driver is entering, unless the driver is entering a one-way road. Examples Making a right turn as indicated by turn lines Current as at 7 April 2014 Making a right turn from a road with no turn lines indicating how to make the turn (diagram shows the location of the centre of the intersection) Page 39
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 34] (4) A driver may turn right other than as indicated by a turn line if— (a) the driver’s vehicle, together with any load or projection, is 7.5m long, or longer; and (b) the vehicle displays a do not overtake turning vehicle sign; and (c) it is not practicable for the driver to turn right as indicated by the turn line; and (d) the driver can safely make the turn other than as indicated by the turn line. Examples of do not overtake turning vehicle signs Division 3 Hook turns at intersections 34 Making a hook turn at a hook turn only sign (1) A driver turning right at an intersection with traffic lights and a hook turn only sign must turn right by making a hook turn in accordance with this section. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) To make a hook turn , the driver must take, in sequence, each of the following steps— 1 Approach and enter the intersection from as near as practicable to the far left side of the road that the driver is leaving. Page 40 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 34] 2 Move forward— (a) keeping as near as practicable to the far left side of the intersection; and (b) keeping clear of any marked foot crossing; until the driver is as near as practicable to the far side of the road that the driver is entering. 3 Remain at the position reached under step 2 until the traffic lights on the road that the driver is entering change to green. 4 Turn right into the road that the driver is entering. (3) In this section— road does not include a road-related area. Examples Hook turn only sign Current as at 7 April 2014 Making a hook turn at a hook turn only sign Page 41
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 35] 35 Optional hook turn by a bicycle rider (1) The rider of a bicycle turning right at an intersection, without a hook turn only sign or a no hook turn by bicycles sign, may turn right at the intersection by making— (a) a right turn under division 2; or (b) a hook turn under this section. (2) The rider must make a hook turn under this section in accordance with subsection (3). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) To make a hook turn under this section, the rider must take, in sequence, each of the following steps— 1 Approach and enter the intersection from as near as practicable to the far left side of the road that the rider is leaving. 2 Move forward— (a) keeping as near as practicable to the far left side of the intersection; and (b) keeping clear of any marked foot crossing; and (c) keeping clear, as far as practicable, of any driver turning left from the left of the intersection; until the rider is as near as practicable to the far side of the road that the rider is entering. 3 If there are traffic lights at the intersection, remain at the position reached under step 2 until the traffic lights on the road that the rider is entering change to green. 4 If there are no traffic lights at the intersection, remain at the position reached under step 2 until the rider has given way to approaching drivers on the road that the rider is leaving. 5 Turn right into the road that the rider is entering. (4) To make a hook turn under this section at an intersection that has a bicycle hook turn storage area on the left side of the Page 42 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 35] intersection as the rider approaches the intersection, the rider must take the following initial 2 steps instead of the initial 2 steps listed in subsection (3)— 1 Approach the intersection from the far left side of the road the rider is leaving and enter the intersection by moving into the bicycle hook turn storage area, keeping clear of any marked foot crossing. 2 Move forward in the bicycle hook turn storage area until the rider is as near as practicable to the far side of the road that the rider is entering. Example 1— Bicycle rider making a hook turn at an intersection without traffic lights where there is a bicycle hook turn storage area Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 43
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 36] Example 2— Bicycle rider making a hook turn at an intersection without traffic lights (5) In this section— bicycle hook turn storage area (a) means an area between an intersection and a marked foot crossing, or if there is no marked foot crossing, a stop line, before the intersection that has painted on it 1 or more bicycle symbols and 1 or more right traffic lane arrows; and (b) includes any line that delineates the right side of the area, and any line that delineates the left side of the area that is not also a stop line or part of a marked foot crossing and excludes any bicycle storage area. 36 Bicycle rider making a hook turn contrary to no hook turn by bicycles sign The rider of a bicycle must not make a hook turn at an intersection that has a no hook turn by bicycles sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 44 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 37] Example— No hook turn by bicycles sign Division 4 U-turns 37 Beginning a U-turn A driver must not begin a U-turn unless— (a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic; and (b) the driver can safely make the U-turn without unreasonably obstructing the free movement of traffic. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 38 Giving way when making a U-turn A driver making a U-turn must give way to all vehicles and pedestrians. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 39 Making a U-turn contrary to a no U-turn sign (1) A driver must not make a U-turn at a break in a dividing strip on a road if there is a no U-turn sign at the break in the dividing strip. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver must not make a U-turn on a length of road to which a no U-turn sign applies. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 45
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 40] Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) A no U-turn sign on a road (except a no U-turn sign at an intersection or at a break in a dividing strip) applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearer of the following— (a) the next intersection on the road; (b) if the road ends at a T-intersection or dead end—the end of the road. Example of no U-turn signs— No U-turn sign (Standard sign) No U-turn sign (Variable illuminated message sign) 40 Making a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights A driver must not make a U-turn at an intersection with traffic lights unless there is a U-turn permitted sign at the intersection. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example of U-turn permitted sign— Page 46 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 4 Making turns [s 41] 41 Making a U-turn at an intersection without traffic lights A driver must not make a U-turn at an intersection without traffic lights if there is a no U-turn sign at the intersection. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 42 Starting a U-turn at an intersection A driver making a U-turn at an intersection must start the U-turn— (a) if the road where the driver is turning has a dividing line or median strip—from the marked lane nearest, or as near as practicable, to the dividing line or median strip; or (b) in any other case—from the left of the centre of the road. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example— Starting a U-turn on a road with a median strip Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 47
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 5 Change of direction and stop signals [s 43] 43 Section number not used Part 5 Change of direction and stop signals Division 1 Change of direction signals 44 Division does not apply to entering or leaving a roundabout This division does not apply to a driver entering, in or leaving a roundabout. 45 What is changing direction (1) A driver changes direction if— (a) the driver changes direction to the left; or (b) the driver changes direction to the right. (2) A driver changes direction to the left by doing any of the following— (a) turning left; (b) changing marked lanes to the left; (c) diverging to the left; (d) entering a marked lane, or a line of traffic, to the left; (e) moving to the left from a stationary position; (f) turning left into a marked lane, or a line of traffic, from a median strip parking area; (g) at a T-intersection where the continuing road curves to the right—leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road. Page 48 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 5 Change of direction and stop signals [s 45] (3) A driver changes direction to the right by doing any of the following— (a) turning right; (b) changing marked lanes to the right; (c) diverging to the right; (d) entering a marked lane, or a line of traffic, to the right; (e) moving to the right from a stationary position; (f) turning right into a marked lane, or a line of traffic, from a median strip parking area; (g) making a U-turn; (h) at a T-intersection where the continuing road curves to the left—leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road. Examples for subsections (2)(g) and (3)(h)— Example 1 Example 2 Driver indicating change of direction at a Driver indicating change of direction at a T-intersection where the continuing road T-intersection where the continuing road curves to the right and the driver is curves to the left and the driver is proceeding straight ahead onto the proceeding straight ahead onto the terminating road terminating road Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 49
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 5 Change of direction and stop signals [s 46] 46 Giving a left change of direction signal (1) Before a driver changes direction to the left, the driver must give a left change of direction signal in accordance with section 47 for long enough to comply with— (a) subsection (2); and (b) if subsection (3) applies to the driver—subsection (3). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) The driver must give the change of direction signal for long enough to give sufficient warning to other drivers and pedestrians. (3) If the driver is about to change direction by moving from a stationary position at the side of the road or in a median strip parking area, the driver must give the change of direction signal for at least 5 seconds before the driver changes direction. (4) The driver must stop giving the change of direction signal as soon as the driver completes the change of direction. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (5) This section does not apply to a driver if the driver’s vehicle is not fitted with direction indicator lights. 47 How to give a left change of direction signal The driver of a vehicle must give a left change of direction signal by operating the vehicle’s left direction indicator lights. 48 Giving a right change of direction signal (1) Before a driver changes direction to the right, the driver must give a right change of direction signal in accordance with section 49 for long enough to comply with— (a) subsection (2); and (b) if subsection (3) applies to the driver—subsection (3). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 50 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 5 Change of direction and stop signals [s 49] (2) The driver must give the change of direction signal for long enough to give sufficient warning to other drivers and pedestrians. (3) If the driver is about to change direction by moving from a stationary position at the side of the road or in a median strip parking area, the driver must give the change of direction signal for at least 5 seconds before the driver changes direction. (3A) Subsection (3) does not apply to the rider of a bicycle that is stopped in traffic but not parked. (4) The driver must stop giving the change of direction signal as soon as the driver completes the change of direction. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (5) This section does not apply to— (a) the driver of a tram that is not fitted with direction indicator lights; or (b) the rider of a bicycle making a hook turn. 49 How to give a right change of direction signal (1) The driver of a vehicle must give a right change of direction signal by operating the vehicle’s right direction indicator lights. (2) However, if the vehicle’s direction indicator lights are not in working order or are not clearly visible, or the vehicle is not fitted with direction indicator lights, the driver must give the change of direction signal by— (a) giving a hand signal in accordance with section 50; or (b) using a mechanical signalling device fitted to the vehicle. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 51
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 5 Change of direction and stop signals [s 50] 50 How to give a right change of direction signal by giving a hand signal To give a hand signal for changing direction to the right, the driver must extend the right arm and hand horizontally and at right angles from the right side of the vehicle, with the hand open and the palm facing the direction of travel. Example— Giving a hand signal for changing direction to the right 51 When use of direction indicator lights permitted The driver of a vehicle must not operate a direction indicator light except— (a) to give a change of direction signal when the driver is required to give the signal under this regulation; or (b) as part of the vehicle’s hazard warning lights. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 52 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 5 Change of direction and stop signals [s 52] Division 2 Stop signals 52 Division does not apply to bicycle riders or certain tram drivers This division does not apply to— (a) the rider of a bicycle; or (b) the driver of a tram that is not fitted with brake lights. 53 Giving a stop signal (1) A driver must give a stop signal in accordance with section 54 before stopping or when suddenly slowing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If the driver is stopping, the driver must give the stop signal for long enough to give sufficient warning to other road users. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) If the driver is slowing suddenly, the driver must give the stop signal while slowing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 54 How to give a stop signal (1) The driver of a vehicle must give a stop signal by means of the vehicle’s brake lights. (2) However, if the vehicle’s brake lights are not in working order or are not clearly visible, or the vehicle is not fitted with brake lights, the driver must give the stop signal by— (a) giving a hand signal in accordance with section 55; or (b) using a mechanical signalling device fitted to the vehicle. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 53
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 5 Change of direction and stop signals [s 55] 55 How to give a stop signal by giving a hand signal (1) To give a hand signal for stopping or suddenly slowing, the driver must extend the right arm and hand at right angles from the right side of the vehicle with— (a) the upper arm horizontal and the forearm and hand pointing upwards; and (b) the hand open and the palm facing the direction of travel. (2) However, the rider of a motorbike may give the hand signal by extending the left arm and hand at right angles from the left side of the motorbike with— (a) the upper arm horizontal and the forearm and hand pointing upwards; and (b) the hand open and the palm facing the direction of travel. Example— Giving a hand signal for stopping or suddenly slowing Page 54 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 56] Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights Division 1 Obeying traffic lights and traffic arrows 56 Stopping on a red traffic light or arrow (1) A driver approaching or at traffic lights showing a red traffic light— (a) must stop— (i) if there is a stop line at or near the traffic lights—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line; or (ii) if there is a stop here on red signal sign at or near the traffic lights, but no stop line—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the sign; or (iii) if there is no stop line or stop here on red signal sign at or near the traffic lights—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the nearest or only traffic lights; and (b) must not proceed until— (i) the traffic lights change to green or flashing yellow or show no traffic light; or (ii) a green or flashing yellow traffic arrow is showing, if the driver is turning in the direction indicated by the arrow. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 55
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 56] Example for subsection (1)(a)(ii)— Stopping at a stop here on red signal sign on a road the driver is entering (1A) However, if the traffic lights are at an intersection with a left turn on red after stopping sign and the driver is turning left at the intersection, the driver may turn left after stopping. (2) A driver approaching or at traffic arrows showing a red traffic arrow who is turning in the direction indicated by the arrow— (a) must stop— (i) if there is a stop line at or near the traffic arrows—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line; or (ii) if there is a stop here on red arrow sign at or near the traffic arrows, but no stop line—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the sign; or (iii) if there is no stop line or stop here on red arrow sign at or near the traffic arrows—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the nearest or only traffic arrows; and (b) must not proceed until— Page 56 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 57] (i) the traffic arrows change to green or flashing yellow; or (ii) the traffic lights show a green or flashing yellow traffic light and there is no red or yellow traffic arrow showing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Examples— Stop here on red signal sign Stop here on red arrow sign (3) If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights referred to in subsection (1) or (2), a reference to the stop line in subsection (1)(a) or (2)(a)— (a) in the case of a driver of a motor vehicle, is a reference to the first stop line that the driver comes, or came, to in approaching the lights; or (b) in the case of a rider of a bicycle, is a reference to the stop line that is nearest to the intersection. 57 Stopping for a yellow traffic light or arrow (1) A driver who is approaching, or at, traffic lights showing a yellow traffic light— (a) must stop— (i) if there is a stop line at or near the traffic lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the stop line—as near as practicable to, and before reaching, the stop line; or Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 57
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 57] (ii) if there is no stop line at or near the traffic lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the traffic lights—as near as practicable to, and before reaching, the nearest traffic lights; or (iii) if the traffic lights are at an intersection and the driver can not stop safely under subparagraph (i) or (ii), but can stop safely before entering the intersection—before entering the intersection; and (b) must not proceed until the traffic lights— (i) change to green or flashing yellow; or (ii) show no traffic light. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver who is approaching, or at, traffic arrows showing a yellow traffic arrow, and turning in the direction indicated by the arrow— (a) must stop— (i) if there is a stop line at or near the traffic arrows and the driver can stop safely before reaching the stop line—as near as practicable to, and before reaching, the stop line; or (ii) if there is no stop line at or near the traffic arrows and the driver can stop safely before reaching the traffic arrows—as near as practicable to, and before reaching, the nearest traffic arrows; or (iii) if the traffic arrows are at an intersection and the driver can not stop safely under subparagraph (i) or (ii), but can stop safely before entering the intersection—before entering the intersection; and (b) must not proceed until the traffic arrows— (i) change to green or flashing yellow; or (ii) show no traffic arrow. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 58 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 58] (3) If the traffic lights or arrows are at an intersection and the driver can not stop safely under subsection (1) or (2) and enters the intersection, the driver must leave the intersection as soon as the driver can do so safely. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights referred to in subsection (1) or (2), a reference to the stop line in subsection (1)(a) or (2)(a)— (a) in the case of a driver of a motor vehicle, is a reference to the first stop line that the driver comes, or came, to in approaching the lights; or (b) in the case of a rider of a bicycle, is a reference to the stop line that is nearest to the intersection. 58 Exceptions to stopping for a red or yellow traffic light (1) A driver approaching or at traffic lights showing a red or yellow traffic light does not have to stop if a green traffic arrow is also showing and the driver is turning in the direction indicated by the arrow. (2) A driver turning at an intersection with traffic lights who approaches, or is at, a red traffic light on the road that the driver is entering does not have to stop for the red traffic light if there is no stop line or stop here on red signal sign at or near the traffic light. 59 Proceeding through a red traffic light (1) If traffic lights at an intersection, bicycle crossing or marked foot crossing are showing a red traffic light, a driver facing the red traffic light must not enter the intersection, bicycle crossing or marked foot crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) However, if the traffic lights are at an intersection with a left turn on red after stopping sign and the driver is turning left at Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 59
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 60] the intersection, the driver may turn left before the traffic lights change to green or flashing yellow. Example— Left turn on red after stopping sign (3) Subsection (1) does not apply to a driver if section 58(1) applies to the driver. 60 Proceeding through a red traffic arrow If traffic arrows at an intersection or marked foot crossing are showing a red traffic arrow, and a driver is turning in the direction indicated by the arrow, the driver must not enter the intersection or marked foot crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 60A Proceeding through a bicycle storage area before a red traffic light or arrow (1) If there is a bicycle storage area before traffic lights that are showing a red traffic light, a driver of a motor vehicle must not allow any part of the vehicle to enter the bicycle storage area. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If there is a bicycle storage area before traffic arrows that are showing a red traffic arrow, and a driver of a motor vehicle is turning in the direction indicated by the arrow, the driver must not allow any part of the vehicle to enter the bicycle storage area. Page 60 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 61] Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 61 Proceeding when traffic lights or arrows at an intersection change to red or yellow (1) This section applies to a driver— (a) at an intersection with traffic lights showing a green traffic light who has stopped after the stop line, stop here on red signal sign, or nearest or only traffic lights, at the intersection and is not making a hook turn at the intersection; or (b) at an intersection with traffic arrows showing a green traffic arrow who is turning in the direction indicated by the arrow and has stopped after the stop line, stop here on red arrow sign, or nearest or only traffic arrows, at the intersection. Example A driver may stop after the stop line at an intersection with traffic lights showing a green traffic light, and not proceed through the intersection, because traffic is congested. (2) If the traffic lights or arrows change to red or yellow while the driver is stopped and the driver has not entered the intersection, the driver must not enter the intersection. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) However, if the traffic lights are at an intersection with a left turn on red after stopping sign and the driver is turning left at the intersection, the driver may turn left after stopping. (4) Also, subsection (2) does not apply to a driver if section 58(1) applies to the driver. (5) If the traffic lights or arrows change to red or yellow while the driver is stopped and the driver has entered the intersection, the driver must leave the intersection as soon as the driver can do so safely. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 61
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 62] Division 2 Giving way at traffic lights and traffic arrows 62 Giving way when turning at intersection with traffic lights (1) A driver turning at an intersection with traffic lights must give way to— (a) any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering; and (aa) any rider of a bicycle at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering on a marked foot crossing; and (b) if the driver is turning left at a left turn on red after stopping sign at the intersection— (i) any vehicle approaching from the right, turning right at the intersection into the road the driver is entering, or making a U-turn at the intersection; and (ii) any pedestrian or rider of a bicycle at or near the intersection who is on the road the driver is leaving; and (c) if the driver is turning right—any oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead or turning left at the intersection (except a vehicle turning left using a slip lane). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) However, a driver who is turning at an intersection with traffic arrows showing a green traffic arrow need not give way to an oncoming vehicle if the driver is turning in the direction indicated by the green traffic arrow. Page 62 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 62] Examples— Example 1 Giving way to a pedestrian crossing the road the driver is entering Example 2 Driver turning right giving way to an oncoming vehicle going straight ahead Example 3 Driver turning right does not have to give way to an oncoming vehicle that is turning left into the road the driver is entering using a slip lane In example 1, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian. In examples 2 and 3, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 63
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 63] 63 Giving way at an intersection with traffic lights not operating or only partly operating (1) This section applies to a driver at an intersection if— (a) traffic lights at the intersection are not operating; or (b) the traffic lights are showing only a flashing yellow traffic light. (2) If there is a traffic light-stop sign at the intersection, the driver must comply with section 67 as if the sign were a stop sign at an intersection without traffic lights. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) If there is no traffic light-stop sign at the intersection, the driver must give way to vehicles and pedestrians at or near the intersection in accordance with section 72 or 73 as if the intersection were an intersection without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example— Traffic light-stop sign (4) Subsection (3) does not apply if the intersection is a roundabout. (5) If the intersection is a roundabout, the driver must comply with section 114. Page 64 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 64] 64 Giving way at a flashing yellow traffic arrow at an intersection A driver turning in the direction indicated by a flashing yellow traffic arrow at an intersection with traffic lights must give way to— (a) any vehicle travelling on the road the driver is entering; and (b) any pedestrian at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering; and (ba) any rider of a bicycle at or near the intersection who is crossing the road the driver is entering on a marked foot crossing; and (c) if the driver is turning right—any oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead or turning left at the intersection (except a vehicle turning left using a slip lane). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 65 Giving way at a marked foot crossing (except at an intersection) with a flashing yellow traffic light (1) This section applies to a driver approaching or at a marked foot crossing (except at or near an intersection) with a flashing yellow traffic light at the crossing. (2) The driver must— (a) give way to any pedestrian or rider of a bicycle on the crossing; and (b) not obstruct any pedestrian or rider of a bicycle on the crossing; and (c) not overtake or pass a vehicle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver and is stopping, or has stopped, to give way at the crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) If there is no pedestrian or rider of a bicycle on the crossing, and no other vehicle travelling in the same direction as the Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 65
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 6 Traffic lights, traffic arrows and twin red lights [s 66] driver that is stopping, or has stopped, to give way at the crossing, the driver may proceed through the crossing. Division 3 Twin red lights (except at level crossings) 66 Stopping for twin red lights (except at level crossings) (1) A driver approaching or at twin red lights on a road (except at a level crossing) must stop in accordance with subsections (2) and (3). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If there is a stop line at or near the lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the stop line, the driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line. (3) If there is no stop line at or near the lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the lights, the driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the lights. (4) If the driver stops for the lights, the driver must not proceed until the lights are not showing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 66 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 67] Part 7 Giving way Division 1 Giving way at a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver 67 Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at an intersection without traffic lights (1) This section applies to a driver at an intersection without traffic lights who is facing a stop sign or stop line. (2) The driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching— (a) the stop line; or (b) if there is no stop line—the intersection. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) The driver must give way to a vehicle in, entering or approaching the intersection except— (a) an oncoming vehicle turning right at the intersection, if a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the oncoming vehicle; or (b) a vehicle turning left at the intersection using a slip lane; or (c) a vehicle making a U-turn. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) If the driver is turning left or right or making a U-turn, the driver must also give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection crossing the road, or part of the road, the driver is entering. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 67
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 67] (5) For this section, an oncoming vehicle proceeding through a T-intersection on the continuing road is taken not to be turning. Examples— Example 1 Stop sign Example 2 Stop line Example 3 Example 4 Stopping and giving way at a stop sign to Stopping and giving way at a stop sign to vehicles on the left and right an oncoming vehicle at a stop sign In example 3, vehicle B must stop and give way to each vehicle A. Page 68 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 68] Example 5 Stopping and giving way at a stop sign to an oncoming vehicle that is not at a stop sign or give way sign In examples 4 and 5, vehicle B must stop and give way to vehicle A. 68 Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at other places (1) This section applies to a driver approaching or at a place with a stop sign or stop line, unless the place is— (a) an intersection; or (b) a children’s crossing; or (c) an area of a road that is not a children’s crossing only because it does not have— (i) children crossing flags; or (ii) children’s crossing signs and twin yellow lights; or (d) a level crossing; or (e) a place with twin red lights. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 69
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 68] Examples a stop sign at a break in a dividing strip dividing the part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles from a service road a stop sign on an exit from a carpark where the exit joins the road (2) The driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching— (a) the stop line; or (b) if there is no stop line—the stop sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) The driver must give way to any vehicle or pedestrian at or near the stop line or stop sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Examples— Example 1 Stopping and giving way at a stop sign at a break in a dividing strip Example 2 Stopping and giving way at a stop sign where a carpark exit joins a road In each example, vehicle B must stop and give way to vehicle A. Page 70 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 69] 69 Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at an intersection, other than a roundabout (1) This section applies to a driver at an intersection, other than a roundabout, who is facing a give way sign or give way line. (2) Unless the driver is turning left using a slip lane, the driver must give way to a vehicle in, entering or approaching the intersection except— (a) an oncoming vehicle turning right at the intersection, if a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applies to the driver of the oncoming vehicle; or (b) a vehicle turning left at the intersection using a slip lane; or (c) a vehicle making a U-turn. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2A) If the driver is turning left using a slip lane, the driver must give way to— (a) a vehicle, other than a vehicle making a U-turn at the intersection, that is— (i) on the road that the driver is entering; or (ii) turning right at the intersection into the road that the driver is entering; and (b) a vehicle or a pedestrian on the slip lane. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) If the driver is turning left or right or making a U-turn, the driver must also give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection crossing the road, or part of the road, the driver is entering. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (5) For this section, an oncoming vehicle proceeding through a T-intersection on the continuing road is taken not to be turning. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 71
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 69] Examples— Example 1 Give way sign Example 2 Give way line Example 3 Giving way at a give way sign to vehicles on the left and right Example 4 Giving way at a give way sign to an oncoming vehicle at a give way sign Page 72 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 69A] Example 5 Giving way at a give way sign to an oncoming vehicle that is not at a stop sign or give way sign Example 6 Driver turning right at a give way line does not have to give way to a vehicle turning left using a slip lane In example 3, vehicle B must give way to each vehicle A. In examples 4, 5 and 6, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. 69A Two or more drivers facing various signs or lines at an intersection If 2 or more drivers at an intersection are each facing a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line, each driver must give way to the other or others, as required under division 2, as if none of the drivers were facing a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 70 Giving way at a give way sign at a bridge or length of narrow road A driver approaching a bridge or length of narrow road with a give way sign must give way to any oncoming vehicle that is on the bridge or length of road when the driver reaches the sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 73
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 71] Examples— Example 1 Giving way at a bridge Example 2 Giving way at a length of narrow road In each example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. 71 Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at other places (1) A driver approaching or at a place (except an intersection, bridge or length of narrow road, level crossing, or a place with twin red lights) with a give way sign or give way line must give way in accordance with this section. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Examples a give way sign at a break in a dividing strip dividing the part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles from a service road Page 74 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 72] a give way sign on a road at a place where a bicycle path meets the road (2) The driver must give way to any vehicle or pedestrian at or near the give way sign or give way line. Examples— Example 1 Giving way at a give way sign at a break in a dividing strip Example 2 Giving way at a give way sign where a bicycle path meets a road In example 1, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. In example 2, the motor vehicle must give way to the bicycle. Division 2 Giving way at an intersection without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line 72 Giving way at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout) (1) A driver at an intersection (except a T-intersection or roundabout) who is not facing traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line, must give way in accordance with this section. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 75
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 72] Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If the driver is going straight ahead, the driver must give way to any vehicle approaching from the right (except a vehicle approaching or at a place with a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line). Examples— Example 1 Driver going straight ahead giving way to a vehicle on the right that is going straight ahead Example 2 Driver going straight ahead giving way to a vehicle on the right that is turning right In each example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. (3) If the driver is turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane), the driver must give way to— (a) any vehicle approaching from the right (except a vehicle approaching or at a place with a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line); and (b) any pedestrian at or near the intersection crossing the road the driver is entering. Page 76 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 72] Examples— Example 3 Example 4 Driver turning left giving way to a vehicle Driver turning left giving way to a on the right that is going straight ahead pedestrian crossing the road the driver is entering In example 3, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. In example 4, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian. (4) If the driver is turning left using a slip lane, the driver must give way to— (a) any vehicle approaching from the right or turning right at the intersection into the road the driver is entering (except a vehicle making a U-turn at the intersection); and (b) any pedestrian on the slip lane. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 77
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 72] Example— Example 5 Driver turning left using a slip lane giving way to a vehicle that is turning right into the road the driver is entering In this example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. (5) If the driver is turning right, the driver must give way to— (a) any vehicle approaching from the right (except a vehicle approaching or at a place with a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line); and (b) any oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead or turning left at the intersection (except a vehicle turning left using a slip lane or a vehicle approaching or at a place with a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line); and (c) any pedestrian at or near the intersection crossing the road the driver is entering. Page 78 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 72] Examples— Example 6 Driver turning right giving way to a vehicle on the right that is turning right into the road the driver is leaving Example 7 Driver turning right giving way to an oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead on the road the driver is leaving In examples 6 and 7, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 79
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 73] Example 8 Example 9 Driver turning right giving way to an Driver turning right giving way to a oncoming vehicle that is turning left into pedestrian crossing the road the driver is the road the driver is entering entering In example 8, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. In example 9, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian. 73 Giving way at a T-intersection (1) A driver at a T-intersection who is not facing traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line, must give way in accordance with this section. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If the driver is turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) or right from the terminating road into the continuing road, the driver must give way to— (a) any vehicle travelling on the continuing road except— (i) a vehicle approaching or at a place with a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line; or (ii) a vehicle making a U-turn on the continuing road at the T-intersection; and Page 80 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 73] (b) any pedestrian crossing the continuing road at or near the intersection. Examples— Example 1 Driver turning right from the terminating road giving way to a vehicle on the continuing road Example 2 Driver turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) from the terminating road giving way to a pedestrian crossing the continuing road In example 1, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. In example 2, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian. (3) If the driver is turning left from the terminating road into the continuing road using a slip lane, the driver must give way to— (a) any vehicle travelling on the continuing road (except a vehicle making a U-turn on the continuing road at the T-intersection); and (b) any pedestrian on the slip lane. (4) If the driver is turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) from the continuing road into the terminating road, the driver must give way to any pedestrian crossing the terminating road at or near the intersection. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 81
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 73] Example— Example 3 Driver turning left (except if the driver is using a slip lane) from the continuing road giving way to a pedestrian crossing the terminating road In this example, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian. (5) If the driver is turning from the continuing road into the terminating road using a slip lane, the driver must give way to— (a) any vehicle approaching from the right (except a vehicle making a U-turn from the terminating road at the T-intersection); and (b) any pedestrian on the slip lane. (6) If the driver is turning right from the continuing road into the terminating road, the driver must give way to— (a) any oncoming vehicle that is travelling through the intersection on the continuing road or turning left at the intersection (except a vehicle approaching or at a place with a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line); and (b) any pedestrian crossing the terminating road at or near the intersection. Page 82 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 73] Examples— Example 4 Driver turning right from the continuing road giving way to an oncoming vehicle travelling through the intersection on the continuing road Example 5 Driver leaving the continuing road to go straight ahead on the terminating road giving way to a vehicle going through the intersection on the continuing road Example 5 shows a T-intersection where the continuing road (marked with broken white lines) goes around a corner. Vehicle B is leaving the continuing road to enter the terminating road. In examples 4 and 5, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 83
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 73] Example 6 Example 7 Driver turning right from the continuing Driver turning right from the road giving way to an oncoming vehicle continuing road giving way to a turning left from the continuing road pedestrian crossing the terminating road In example 6, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. In example 7, the vehicle must give way to the pedestrian. (7) In this section— (a) turning left from the continuing road into the terminating road , for a driver, includes, where the continuing road curves to the right at a T-intersection, leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road; and (b) turning right from the continuing road into the terminating road , for a driver, includes, where the continuing road curves to the left at a T-intersection, leaving the continuing road to proceed straight ahead onto the terminating road. Page 84 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 74] Division 3 Entering or leaving road-related areas and adjacent land 74 Giving way when entering a road from a road-related area or adjacent land (1) A driver entering a road from a road-related area, or adjacent land, without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line must give way to all of the following— (a) a vehicle travelling on the road or turning into the road, except a vehicle turning right into the road from a road-related area or adjacent land; (b) a pedestrian on the road; (c) a vehicle or a pedestrian on a road-related area that the driver crosses to enter the road; (d) for a driver entering the road from a road-related area— (i) a pedestrian on the road-related area; and (ii) another vehicle ahead of the driver’s vehicle or approaching from the left or right. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) In this section— road does not include a road-related area. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 85
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 75] Example— Driver entering a road from a road-related area giving way to a pedestrian on the footpath and a vehicle on the road In this example, vehicle B must give way to the pedestrian on the footpath and to vehicle A. 75 Giving way when entering a road-related area or adjacent land from a road (1) A driver entering a road-related area or adjacent land from a place on a road without traffic lights or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line must give way to— (a) any pedestrian on the road; and (b) any vehicle or pedestrian on any road-related area that the driver crosses or enters; and (c) if the driver is turning right from the road—any oncoming vehicle on the road that is going straight ahead or turning left; and (d) if the road the driver is leaving ends at a T-intersection opposite the road-related area or adjacent land and the driver is crossing the continuing road—any vehicle on the continuing road. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 86 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 76] (2) In this section— road does not include a road-related area. Examples— Example 1 Driver turning right from a road into a road-related area giving way to an oncoming vehicle that is going straight ahead and to a pedestrian on the footpath Example 2 Driver crossing a continuing road at a T-intersection to enter a road-related area giving way to a vehicle on the continuing road In each example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. In example 1, vehicle B must also give way to the pedestrian on the footpath. Division 4 Keeping clear of and giving way to particular vehicles 76 Keeping clear of trams travelling in tram lanes etc. (1) A driver must not move into the path of an approaching tram travelling in a tram lane, or on tram tracks marked along the left side of the tracks by a broken or continuous yellow line parallel to the tracks. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 87
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 77] (2) If a driver is in the path of an approaching tram travelling in a tram lane, or on tram tracks marked along the left side of the tracks by a broken or continuous yellow line parallel to the tracks, the driver must move out of the path of the tram as soon as the driver can do so safely. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) In this section— tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks. 77 Giving way to buses (1) A driver driving on a length of road in a built-up area where the speed limit applying to the driver is not more than 70km/h, in the left lane or left line of traffic, or in a bicycle lane on the far left side of the road, must give way to a bus in front of the driver if— (a) the bus has stopped, or is moving slowly, at the far left side of the road or in a bus-stop bay; and (b) the bus displays a give way to buses sign and the right direction indicator lights of the bus are operating; and (c) the bus is about to enter or proceed in the lane or line of traffic in which the driver is driving. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) In this section— left lane , of a road, means— (a) the marked lane nearest to the far left side of the road (the first lane ) or, if the first lane is a bicycle lane, the marked lane next to the first lane; or (b) if there is an obstruction in the first lane (for example, a parked car or roadworks) and the first lane is not a bicycle lane—the marked lane next to the first lane. left line of traffic , for a road, means the line of traffic nearest to the far left side of the road. Page 88 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 78] Example— Give way to buses sign 78 Keeping clear of police and emergency vehicles (1) A driver must not move into the path of an approaching police or emergency vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue or red light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If a driver is in the path of an approaching police or emergency vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue or red light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm, the driver must move out of the path of the vehicle as soon as the driver can do so safely. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) This section applies to the driver despite any other section of this regulation. 79 Giving way to police and emergency vehicles (1) A driver must give way to a police or emergency vehicle that is displaying a flashing blue or red light (whether or not it is also displaying other lights) or sounding an alarm. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) This section applies to the driver despite any other section that would otherwise require the driver of a police or emergency vehicle to give way to the driver. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 89
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 79A] 79A Giving way to escorted vehicles (1) A driver must give way to an oversize vehicle that is being escorted by a pilot or escort vehicle. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) This section applies to the driver despite any other section that would otherwise require the driver of an oversize vehicle to give way to the driver. Division 5 Crossings and shared zones 80 Stopping at a children’s crossing (1) A driver approaching a children’s crossing must drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before the crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver approaching or at a children’s crossing must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line at the crossing if— (a) a hand-held stop sign is displayed at the crossing; or (b) a pedestrian is on or entering the crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) If a driver stops at a children’s crossing for a hand-held stop sign, the driver must not proceed until there is no pedestrian on or entering the crossing and the holder of the sign— (a) no longer displays the sign towards the driver; or (b) otherwise indicates that the driver may proceed. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) If a driver stops at a children’s crossing for a pedestrian, the driver must not proceed until there is no pedestrian on or entering the crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 90 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 80] (5) For this section, if a children’s crossing extends across a road with a dividing strip, the part of the children’s crossing on each side of the dividing strip is taken to be a separate children’s crossing. (6) A children’s crossing is an area of a road— (a) at a place with stop lines marked on the road, and— (i) children crossing flags; or (ii) children’s crossing signs and twin yellow lights; and (b) indicated by— (i) 2 red and white posts erected on each side of the road; or (ii) 2 parallel continuous or broken lines on the road surface from 1 side of the road completely or partly across the road; and (c) extending across the road between the posts or lines. Examples— Children crossing flag Current as at 7 April 2014 Children’s crossing sign Page 91
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 81] Hand-held stop signs Example 1 Driver stopped at stop line for pedestrians on a children’s crossing with children crossing flags Example 2 Driver stopped at stop line for pedestrians on a children’s crossing with children’s crossing signs and twin yellow lights In each of these examples, the driver must stop at the stop line because there are pedestrians on the children’s crossing. 81 Giving way at a pedestrian crossing (1) A driver approaching a pedestrian crossing must drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before the crossing. Page 92 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 81] Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver must give way to any pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) A pedestrian crossing is an area of a road— (a) at a place with white stripes on the road surface that— (i) run lengthwise along the road; and (ii) are of approximately the same length; and (iii) are approximately parallel to each other; and (iv) are in a row that extends completely, or partly, across the road; and (b) with or without either or both of the following— (i) a pedestrian crossing sign; (ii) alternating flashing twin yellow lights. Examples— Pedestrian crossing sign Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 93
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 82] Example 1 Giving way to a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing Example 2 Giving way to a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing at a slip lane In each of these examples, the driver must give way to the pedestrian on the crossing. 82 Overtaking or passing a vehicle at a children’s crossing or pedestrian crossing A driver approaching a children’s crossing, or pedestrian crossing, must not overtake or pass a vehicle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver and is stopping, or has stopped, to give way to a pedestrian at the crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 94 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 83] Example— Driver not passing a vehicle that has stopped to give way to a pedestrian at a pedestrian crossing In the example, vehicle A has stopped to give way to a pedestrian on the crossing. Vehicle B must not overtake or pass vehicle A. 83 Giving way to pedestrians in a shared zone A driver driving in a shared zone must give way to any pedestrian in the zone. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Division 6 Other give way rules 84 Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip (1) If a driver drives through a break in a dividing strip that has no stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line, the driver must give way to— (a) any tram on the dividing strip; and Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 95
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 84] (b) any vehicle travelling on the part of the road the driver is entering (except a vehicle to which a stop sign, stop line, give way sign, or give way line, applies). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) In this section— tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks. Examples— Example 1 Giving way when driving through a break in a median strip Example 2 Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip to leave a service road Page 96 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 85] Example 3 Giving way when driving through a break in a dividing strip to enter a service road In each of the examples, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. 85 Giving way on a painted island A driver entering a turning lane from a painted island must give way to any vehicle— (a) in the turning lane; or (b) entering the turning lane from the marked lane, or line of traffic, immediately adjacent to the turning lane. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 97
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 86] Examples— Example 1 Driver entering a turning lane from a painted island giving way to a vehicle entering the turning lane from the marked lane immediately to the right of the turning lane Example 2 Driver entering a turning lane from a painted island giving way to a vehicle entering the turning lane from the marked lane immediately to the left of the turning lane In the examples, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. 86 Giving way in median turning bays (1) A driver entering a median turning bay must give way to any oncoming vehicle already in the turning bay. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) In this section— median turning bay means a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane— (a) to which a median turning lane sign applies; or (b) where traffic lane arrows applying to the lane indicate that vehicles travelling in opposite directions must turn right. Page 98 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 7 Giving way [s 87] Examples— Example 1 Median turning lane sign Example 2 Giving way in a median turning bay In example 2, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. 87 Giving way when moving from a side of a road or a median strip parking area (1) A driver entering a marked lane, or a line of traffic, from the far left or right side of a road must give way to any vehicle travelling in the lane or line of traffic. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) However, the driver of a bus does not have to give way to a vehicle if— (a) the driver of the vehicle is required to give way to the bus under section 77; and (b) it is safe for the bus to enter the lane or line of traffic in which the vehicle is driving. (3) A driver turning from a median strip parking area into a marked lane, or a line of traffic, must give way to any vehicle travelling in the lane or line of traffic. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 99
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 88] (4) In this section— road does not include a road-related area, but includes any shoulder of the road. Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings Division 1 Traffic signs and road markings at intersections and other places 88 Left turn signs (1) If there is a left turn only sign at an intersection, a driver must turn left at the intersection. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If there is a left lane must turn left sign at an intersection, a driver who is in the left marked lane when entering the intersection must turn left at the intersection. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Examples— Left turn only sign Page 100 Left lane must turn left sign Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 89] 89 Right turn signs (1) If there is a right turn only sign at an intersection, a driver must turn right at the intersection. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If there is a right lane must turn right sign at an intersection, a driver who is in the right marked lane when entering the intersection must turn right at the intersection. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) In this section— turn right does not include make a U-turn. Examples— Right turn only sign Right lane must turn right sign 90 No turns signs If there is a no turns sign at an intersection, a driver must not turn left or right, or make a U-turn, at the intersection. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 101
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 91] Example— No turns sign 91 No left turn and no right turn signs (1) If there is a no left turn sign at an intersection, or another place on a road, a driver must not turn left at the intersection or place. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If there is a no right turn sign at an intersection, or another place on a road, a driver must not turn right or make a U-turn at the intersection or place. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Examples of no left turn signs— No left turn sign (Standard sign) No left turn sign (Variable illuminated message sign) Page 102 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 92] Examples of no right turn signs— No right turn sign (Standard sign) No right turn sign (Variable illuminated message sign) (3) However, a driver may make a U-turn at the intersection or place if there is a U-turn permitted sign at the intersection or place. 92 Traffic lane arrows (1) If a driver is driving in a marked lane at an intersection (except a roundabout) and there are traffic lane arrows applying to the lane, the driver must— (a) if the arrows indicate a single direction—drive in that direction; or (b) if the arrows indicate 2 or more directions—drive in 1 of those directions. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) However, this section does not apply to a driver if— (a) the arrows indicate a direction to the right (whether or not they also indicate another direction) at an intersection and the driver is making a U-turn at the intersection; or (b) a traffic sign indicates that the driver may drive in a direction different to that indicated by the traffic lane arrows; or (c) the driver is driving in the direction indicated by traffic lane arrows that apply to 1 or more marked lanes and there is an obstruction in each of those lanes; or Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 103
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 93] (d) the driver is turning at an intersection in accordance with section 28(2) or 32(2). Examples— Example 1 Traffic lane arrows on the surface of marked lanes Example 2 Traffic lane arrows on a traffic sign (3) The existence of a bicycle storage area in a marked lane does not alter a driver’s obligation to comply with this section. Division 2 Traffic signs and road markings generally 93 No overtaking or passing signs (1) A driver must not— (a) drive past a no overtaking or passing sign if any oncoming vehicle is on the bridge or length of road to which the sign applies; or (b) overtake a vehicle on a bridge or length of road to which a no overtaking or passing sign applies. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 104 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 94] (2) A no overtaking or passing sign on a road applies to the length of road (including a length of road on a bridge) beginning at the sign and ending— (a) if information on or with the sign indicates a distance—at that distance past the sign; or (b) if the sign applies to a bridge—at the end of the bridge; or (c) at an end no overtaking or passing sign on the road. Examples— No overtaking or passing sign End no overtaking or passing sign 94 No overtaking on bridge signs A driver on a bridge with a no overtaking on bridge sign must not overtake a vehicle between the sign and the far end of the bridge. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 105
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 95] Example— No overtaking on bridge sign 95 Emergency stopping lane only signs (1) A driver must not drive in an emergency stopping lane unless— (a) the driver needs to drive in the emergency stopping lane to avoid a collision, to stop in the lane, or because the driver’s vehicle is disabled; or (b) the driver is permitted to drive in the emergency stopping lane under another section. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) This section does not apply to the rider of a bicycle. (3) In this regulation— emergency stopping lane means a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane, to which an emergency stopping lane only sign applies. Page 106 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 96] Example— Emergency stopping lane only sign 96 Keep clear markings (1) A driver must not stop on an area of a road marked with a keep clear marking. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) In this section— keep clear marking means the words ‘keep clear’ marked across all or part of a road, with or without continuous lines marked across all or part of the road. Examples— Keep clear marking bounded by line road markings Keep clear marking with no line road markings Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 107
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 97] 97 Road access signs (1) A driver must not drive on a length of road to which a road access sign applies if information on or with the sign indicates that the driver or the driver’s vehicle is not permitted beyond the sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A road access sign on a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign (including any road into which the length of road merges) and ending— (a) if the sign is on a freeway—at an end freeway sign or end road access sign on the road; or (b) if the sign is not on a freeway—at the nearer of the following— (i) if the road ends at a T-intersection or dead end—the end of the road; (ii) an end road access sign on the road. Examples A road access sign on an access ramp to a freeway applies to the access ramp and the freeway into which the access ramp merges. Road access sign Page 108 End freeway sign Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 98] End road access sign 98 One-way signs (1) A driver must not drive on a length of road to which a one-way sign applies except in the direction indicated by the arrow on the sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A one-way sign on a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearer of the following— (a) a two-way sign on the road; (b) a keep left sign on the road; (c) another sign or road marking on the road that indicates that the road is a two-way road; (d) if the road ends at a T-intersection—the end of the road. (3) This section does not apply to the rider of a motorbike that is a postal vehicle, the rider of a bicycle or the rider of an animal if the rider— (a) is riding on a footpath, nature strip or shared path adjacent to the length of road; and (b) is permitted to ride on the footpath, nature strip or shared path under this regulation. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 109
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 99] Examples One-way sign Two-way sign 99 Keep left and keep right signs (1) A driver driving past a keep left sign must drive to the left of the sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver driving past a keep right sign must drive to the right of the sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) This section does not apply to the rider of a motorbike that is a postal vehicle, the rider of a bicycle or the rider of an animal if the rider— (a) is riding on a footpath, nature strip or shared path; and (b) is permitted to ride on the footpath, nature strip or shared path under this regulation. Page 110 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 100] Examples Keep left sign Keep right sign 100 No entry signs A driver must not drive past a no entry sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example No entry sign 101 Hand-held stop signs (1) A driver approaching a hand-held stop sign must stop before reaching the sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) The driver must not proceed until the holder of the sign— (a) no longer displays the sign towards the driver; or (b) otherwise indicates that the driver may proceed. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 111
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 101A] (3) This section does not apply to a driver approaching or at a hand-held stop sign at a children’s crossing. Examples of hand-held stop signs 101A Safety ramp and arrester bed signs (1) A driver must not drive on a safety ramp or arrester bed unless it is necessary for the driver to do so in the interests of safety. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) In this section— arrester bed means an area to which an arrester bed sign applies. safety ramp means an area to which a safety ramp sign applies. Examples Arrester bed sign Safety ramp sign Page 112 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 102] Division 3 Signs for trucks, buses and other large vehicles 102 Clearance and low clearance signs (1) A driver must not drive past a clearance sign, or a low clearance sign, if the driver’s vehicle, or any vehicle connected to it, is higher than the height (in metres) indicated by the sign. Maximum penalty—40 penalty units. (2) In this section— vehicle includes any load carried by the vehicle. Examples Clearance sign Low clearance sign 103 Load limit signs (1) A driver must not drive past a bridge load limit (gross mass) sign or gross load limit sign if the total of the gross mass (in tonnes) of the driver’s vehicle, and any vehicle connected to it, is more than the gross mass indicated by the sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver must not drive past a bridge load limit (mass per axle group) sign if the mass (in tonnes) carried by an axle group of the driver’s vehicle, or any vehicle connected to it, is more than the mass indicated by the sign for the axle group. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 113
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 104] (3) In this section— vehicle includes any load carried by the vehicle. Examples Bridge load limit (gross mass) sign Gross load limit sign Bridge load limit (mass per axle group) sign 104 No trucks signs (1) A driver (except the driver of a bus) must not drive past a no trucks sign that has information on or with it indicating a mass if the GVM of the driver’s vehicle (or, if the driver is driving a combination, any vehicle in the combination) is more than that mass. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver (except the driver of a bus) must not drive past a no trucks sign that has information on or with it indicating a length if the length of the driver’s vehicle (or, if the driver is driving a combination, the length of the combination) is longer than that length. Page 114 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 104] Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) The driver of a truck must not drive past a no trucks sign that has no information on or with it indicating a mass or length. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) It is a defence to a charge under subsection (1), (2) or (3) for the driver to prove— (a) the destination of the driver’s vehicle was on or near the road on which the no trucks sign was located; and (b) the driver— (i) could not reach the vehicle’s destination by another route; or (ii) could reach the vehicle’s destination by another route only by driving past another no trucks sign. (5) Subsections (1) to (3) do not apply to a driver of a motorised caravan on the Brisbane Urban Corridor or on the part of the Ipswich Motorway between Granard Road and the Albert Street pedestrian bridge at Goodna. (6) In this section— Brisbane Urban Corridor means the route between Archerfield and Wishart consisting of Mt Gravatt–Capalaba Road west of the Gateway Motorway, Kessels Road, Riawena Road and Granard Road. motorised caravan means— (a) 1 vehicle with a GVM over 4.5t, designed mainly for people to live in; or (b) a combination of 2 vehicles with a GVM over 4.5t if 1 of the vehicles is designed mainly for people to live in and the other has a GVM of less than 4.5t. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 115
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 105] Example of a no trucks sign No trucks sign 105 Trucks must enter signs If the driver of a truck drives past a trucks must enter sign, the driver must enter the area indicated by information on or with the sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example Trucks must enter sign 106 No buses signs (1) The driver of a bus must not drive past a no buses sign that has information on or with it indicating a mass if the GVM of the bus is more than that mass. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 116 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 107] (2) The driver of a bus must not drive past a no buses sign that has information on or with it indicating a length if the bus is longer than that length. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) The driver of a bus must not drive past a no buses sign that has no information on or with it indicating a mass or length. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example No buses sign 107 Buses must enter signs If the driver of a bus drives past a buses must enter sign, the driver must enter the area indicated by information on or with the sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example Buses must enter sign Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 117
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 8 Traffic signs and road markings [s 108] 108 Trucks and buses low gear signs (1) If the driver of a truck or bus is driving on a length of road to which a trucks and buses low gear sign applies, the driver must drive the truck or bus in a gear that is low enough to limit the speed of the truck or bus without the use of a primary brake. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) Subsection (1) does not apply to the driver of a bus if information on or with the sign indicates that it applies only to trucks. (3) A trucks and buses low gear sign on a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending— (a) if information on or with the sign indicates a distance—at that distance on the road from the sign; or (b) in any other case—at an end trucks and buses low gear sign on the road. (4) In this section— primary brake means the footbrake, or other brake, fitted to a truck or bus that is normally used to slow or stop the vehicle. Examples Trucks and buses low gear sign End trucks and buses low gear sign Page 118 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 9 Roundabouts [s 109] Part 9 Roundabouts 109 What is a roundabout A roundabout is an intersection— (a) with either— (i) 1 or more marked lanes, all of which are for the use of vehicles travelling in the same direction around a central traffic island; or (ii) room for 1 or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction around a central traffic island; and (b) with or without a roundabout sign at each entrance. Example Roundabout sign 110 Meaning of halfway around a roundabout A driver leaves a roundabout halfway around the roundabout if the driver leaves the roundabout on a road that is straight ahead, or substantially straight ahead, from the road on which the driver enters the roundabout. 111 Entering a roundabout from a multi-lane road or a road with 2 or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction (1) A driver entering a roundabout from a multi-lane road, or a road with room for 2 or more lines of traffic, other than animals, bicycles, motorbikes or motorised wheelchairs, Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 119
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 9 Roundabouts [s 111] travelling in the same direction as the driver, must enter the roundabout in accordance with this section. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If the driver is to leave the roundabout less than halfway around it, the driver must enter the roundabout— (a) from the left marked lane; or (b) if the road is not a multi-lane road—as near as practicable to the left side of the road. Example Example 1 Leaving a roundabout less than halfway around it (3) If the driver is to leave the roundabout more than halfway around it, the driver must enter the roundabout from— (a) the right marked lane; or (b) if the road is not a multi-lane road—the left of, parallel to, and as near as practicable to, the dividing line or median strip of the road. Page 120 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 9 Roundabouts [s 111] Example Example 2 Leaving a roundabout more than halfway around it (4) If the driver is to leave the roundabout halfway around it, the driver may enter the roundabout from— (a) any marked lane; or (b) if the road is not a multi-lane road—any part of the road on which vehicles travelling in the same direction as the driver may travel. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 121
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 9 Roundabouts [s 111] Example Example 3 Leaving a roundabout halfway around it (5) Despite subsections (2) to (4), if the driver is entering the roundabout from a marked lane and there are traffic lane arrows applying to the lane, the driver must— (a) if the arrows indicate a single direction—drive in that direction after entering the roundabout; or (b) if the arrows indicate 2 or more directions—drive in 1 of those directions after entering the roundabout. Page 122 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 9 Roundabouts [s 111] Examples Example 4 Roundabout with 3 entry points Example 5 Roundabout with 5 entry points (6) Subsection (3) does not apply to the rider of a bicycle or animal. (7) Subsection (5) does not apply to the rider of a bicycle or an animal if the rider is to leave the roundabout more than halfway around it. (8) Despite subsection (2), a driver may approach and enter the roundabout from the marked lane next to the left lane as well as, or instead of, the left lane if— (a) the driver’s vehicle, together with any load or projection, is at least 7.5m long; and (b) the vehicle displays a do not overtake turning vehicle sign; and (c) any part of the vehicle is within 50m of the nearest point of the roundabout; and (d) it is not practicable for the driver to leave the roundabout less than halfway around it from within the left lane; and (e) the driver can safely occupy the next marked lane and can safely leave the roundabout less than halfway Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 123
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 9 Roundabouts [s 111] around it by occupying the next marked lane or both lanes. (9) Despite subsection (3), a driver may approach and enter the roundabout from the marked lane next to the right lane as well as, or instead of, the right lane if— (a) the driver’s vehicle, together with any load or projection, is at least 7.5m long; and (b) the vehicle displays a do not overtake turning vehicle sign; and (c) any part of the vehicle is within 50m of the nearest point of the roundabout; and (d) it is not practicable for the driver to leave the roundabout more than halfway around it from within the right lane; and (e) the driver can safely occupy the next marked lane and can safely leave the roundabout more than halfway around it by occupying the next marked lane or both lanes. (10) In this section— left lane means— (a) the marked lane nearest to the far left side of the road; or (b) if there is an obstruction, including, for example, a parked car or roadworks in that marked lane—the marked lane nearest to that marked lane that is not obstructed. marked lane , for a driver, does not include a special purpose lane in which the driver is not permitted to drive. right lane means— (a) the marked lane nearest to the dividing line or median strip of the road; or (b) if there is an obstruction, including, for example, a parked car or roadworks in that marked lane—the Page 124 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 9 Roundabouts [s 112] marked lane nearest to that marked lane that is not obstructed. 112 Giving a left change of direction signal when entering a roundabout (1) This section applies to a driver entering a roundabout if— (a) the driver is to leave the roundabout at the first exit after entering the roundabout; and (b) the exit is less than halfway around the roundabout. (2) Before entering the roundabout, the driver must give a left change of direction signal for long enough to give sufficient warning to other drivers and pedestrians. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) The driver must continue to give the change of direction signal until the driver has left the roundabout. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) This section does not apply to a driver if the driver’s vehicle is not fitted with direction indicator lights. 113 Giving a right change of direction signal when entering a roundabout (1) This section applies to a driver entering a roundabout if the driver is to leave the roundabout more than halfway around it. (2) Before entering the roundabout, the driver must give a right change of direction signal for long enough to give sufficient warning to other drivers and pedestrians. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) The driver must continue to give the change of direction signal while the driver is driving in the roundabout, unless— (a) the driver is changing marked lanes, or entering another line of traffic; or Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 125
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 9 Roundabouts [s 114] (b) the driver’s vehicle is not fitted with direction indicator lights; or (c) the driver is about to leave the roundabout. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 114 Giving way when entering or driving in a roundabout (1) A driver entering a roundabout must give way to— (a) any vehicle in the roundabout; and (b) a tram that is entering or approaching the roundabout. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver driving in a roundabout must give way to a tram that is in, entering or approaching the roundabout. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) In this section— tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks. 115 Driving in a roundabout to the left of the central traffic island (1) A driver driving in a roundabout must drive— (a) to the left of the central traffic island in the roundabout; or (b) if subsection (2) applies to the driver—on the edge of the central traffic island, to the left of the centre of the island; or (c) if subsection (3) applies to the driver—over the central traffic island, to the left of the centre of the island. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) This subsection applies to a driver if— (a) the driver’s vehicle is too large to drive in the roundabout without driving on the edge of the central traffic island; and Page 126 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 9 Roundabouts [s 116] (b) the driver can safely drive on the edge of the central traffic island. (3) This subsection applies to a driver if— (a) the driver’s vehicle is too large to drive in the roundabout without driving over the central traffic island; and (b) the central traffic island is designed to allow a vehicle of that kind to be driven over it. 116 Obeying traffic lane arrows when driving in or leaving a roundabout If a driver is driving in a marked lane in a roundabout and there are traffic lane arrows applying to the lane, the driver must— (a) if the arrows indicate a single direction—drive in or leave the roundabout in that direction; or (b) if the arrows indicate 2 or more directions—drive in or leave the roundabout in 1 of those directions. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 117 Giving a change of direction signal when changing marked lanes or lines of traffic in a roundabout (1) A driver driving in a roundabout must give a left change of direction signal before the driver changes marked lanes to the left, or enters a part of the roundabout where there is room for another line of traffic to the left, in the roundabout, unless the driver’s vehicle is not fitted with direction indicator lights. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver driving in a roundabout must give a right change of direction signal before the driver changes marked lanes to the right, or enters a part of the roundabout where there is room for another line of traffic to the right, in the roundabout. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 127
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 10 Level crossings [s 118] 118 Giving a left change of direction signal when leaving a roundabout (1) If practicable, a driver driving in a roundabout must give a left change of direction signal when leaving the roundabout. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) The driver must stop giving the change of direction signal as soon as the driver has left the roundabout. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) This section does not apply to a driver if the driver’s vehicle is not fitted with direction indicator lights. 119 Giving way by the rider of a bicycle or animal to a vehicle leaving a roundabout The rider of a bicycle or animal who is riding in the far left marked lane of a roundabout with 2 or more marked lanes, or the far left line of traffic in a roundabout with room for 2 or more lines of traffic, other than animals, bicycles, motorbikes or motorised wheelchairs, must give way to any vehicle leaving the roundabout. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Part 10 Level crossings 120 What is a level crossing (1) A level crossing is— (a) an area where a road and a railway meet at substantially the same level, whether or not there is a level crossing sign on the road at all or any of the entrances to the area; or Page 128 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 10 Level crossings [s 121] (b) an area where a road and tram tracks meet at substantially the same level and that has a level crossing sign on the road at each entrance to the area. (2) In this section— road does not include a road-related area. Examples of level crossing signs 121 Stopping and giving way at a stop sign at a level crossing A driver at a level crossing with a stop sign must— (a) stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line or, if there is no stop line, as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop sign; and (b) give way to any train or tram on, approaching or entering the crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example Current as at 7 April 2014 Stop sign Page 129
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 10 Level crossings [s 122] 122 Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at a level crossing A driver at a level crossing with a give way sign or give way line must give way to any train or tram on, approaching or entering the crossing. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example Give way sign 123 Entering a level crossing when a train or tram is approaching etc. A driver must not enter a level crossing if— (a) warning lights (for example, twin red lights or rotating red lights) are operating or warning bells are ringing; or (b) a gate, boom or barrier at the crossing is closed or is opening or closing; or (c) a train or tram is on or entering the crossing; or (d) a train or tram approaching the crossing can be seen from the crossing, or is sounding a warning, and there would be a danger of a collision with the train or tram if the driver entered the crossing; or (e) the driver can not drive through the crossing because the crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, is blocked. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 130 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 124] Example for paragraph (e) The crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, may be blocked by congested traffic, a disabled vehicle, a collision between vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian, or by stock on the road. 124 Leaving a level crossing A driver who enters a level crossing must leave the level crossing as soon as the driver can do so safely. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules Division 1 General 125 Unreasonably obstructing drivers or pedestrians (1) A driver must not unreasonably obstruct the path of another driver or a pedestrian. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) For this section, a driver does not unreasonably obstruct the path of another driver or a pedestrian only because— (a) the driver is stopped in traffic; or (b) the driver is driving more slowly than other vehicles (unless the driver is driving abnormally slowly in the circumstances). Example of a driver driving abnormally slowly a driver driving at a speed of 20km/h on a length of road to which a speed limit of 80km/h applies when there is no reason for the driver to drive at that speed on the length of road Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 131
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 126] 126 Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles A driver must drive a sufficient distance behind a vehicle travelling in front of the driver so the driver can, if necessary, stop safely to avoid a collision with the vehicle. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 127 Keeping a minimum distance between long vehicles (1) The driver of a long vehicle must drive at least the required minimum distance behind another long vehicle travelling in front of the driver, unless the driver is— (a) driving on— (i) a multi-lane road; or (ii) a length of road in a built-up area; or (b) overtaking. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) In this section— long vehicle means a vehicle that, together with any load or projection, is 7.5m long, or longer. required minimum distance means— (a) for a road train—200m; or (b) otherwise—60m. 128 Entering blocked intersections A driver must not enter an intersection if the driver can not drive through the intersection because the intersection, or a road beyond the intersection, is blocked. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example The intersection, or a road beyond the intersection, may be blocked by congested traffic, a disabled vehicle, a collision between vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian, or by a fallen load on the road. Page 132 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 128A] 128A Entering particular blocked crossings A driver must not enter a bicycle crossing, children’s crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing if the driver can not drive through the crossing because the crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, is blocked. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example The crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, may be blocked by congested traffic, a disabled vehicle, a collision between vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian, or a fallen load on the road. Division 2 Keeping to the left 129 Keeping to the far left side of a road (1) A driver on a road, other than a multi-lane road, must drive as near as practicable to the far left side of the road. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) This section does not apply to the rider of a motorbike. (3) In this section— road does not include a road-related area. 130 Keeping to the left on a multi-lane road (1) This section applies to a driver driving on a multi-lane road if— (a) the speed limit applying to the driver for the length of road where the driver is driving is over 80km/h; or (b) a keep left unless overtaking sign applies to the length of road where the driver is driving. (2) The driver must not drive in the right lane unless— (a) the driver is— Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 133
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 130] (i) turning right or making a U-turn from the centre of the road; and (ii) giving a right change of direction signal; or (b) the driver is overtaking; or (c) a left lane must turn left sign or left traffic lane arrows apply to any other lane and the driver is not turning left; or (d) the driver is required to drive in the right lane under section 159; or (e) the driver is avoiding an obstruction; or (f) the traffic in each other lane is congested; or (g) the traffic in every lane is congested; or (h) the right lane is a special purpose lane in which the driver, under another provision of this regulation, is permitted to drive; or (i) there are only 2 marked lanes and the left lane is a slow vehicle turn out lane. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) A keep left unless overtaking sign on a multi-lane road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearest of the following— (a) an end keep left unless overtaking sign on the road; (b) a traffic sign or road marking on the road that indicates that the road is no longer a multi-lane road; (c) if the road ends at a T-intersection or dead end—the end of the road. (4) In this section— lane , for a driver, means a marked lane for vehicles travelling in the same direction as the driver, but does not include a special purpose lane in which the driver is not permitted to drive. Page 134 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 131] slow vehicle turn out lane means a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane, to which a slow vehicle turn out lane sign applies. Note A slow vehicle turn out lane is designed for slow-moving vehicles to move into to allow faster vehicles to pass in an adjacent marked lane. Examples Keep left unless overtaking sign End keep left unless overtaking sign Slow vehicle turn out lane sign 131 Keeping to the left of oncoming vehicles (1) A driver must drive to the left of any oncoming vehicle unless— (a) the driver is turning right at an intersection; and (b) the driver is passing an oncoming vehicle turning right at the intersection; and (c) there is no traffic sign or road marking indicating that the driver must pass to the left of the oncoming vehicle. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 135
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 131] (2) This section does not apply to the rider of a motorbike that is a postal vehicle, the rider of a bicycle or the rider of an animal if— (a) the rider is riding on a footpath, nature strip or shared path; and (b) the rider is permitted to ride on the footpath, nature strip or shared path under this regulation; and (c) either— (i) the oncoming vehicle is not on the footpath, nature strip or shared path; or (ii) the oncoming vehicle is not permitted, under this regulation, to be on the footpath, nature strip or shared path. Examples Example 1 Example 2 Driving to the left of an oncoming vehicle Oncoming vehicles turning right passing to the right of each other Page 136 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 132] 132 Keeping to the left of the centre of a road or the dividing line (1) A driver on a two-way road without a dividing line or median strip must drive to the left of the centre of the road, except as permitted under section 133, 139(1) or 139A(1). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver on a road with a dividing line (except 2 continuous dividing lines) must drive to the left of the dividing line, except as permitted under section 134, 139(2) or 139A(2). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2A) A driver on a road with a single continuous dividing line, a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line or 2 parallel continuous dividing lines must not drive across the dividing lines to perform a U-turn. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) A driver on a road with 2 continuous dividing lines must drive to the left of the dividing lines, except as permitted under section 139(2) or 139A(2). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) This section, and sections 133, 134, 139(1) and (2) and 139A apply to a service road to which a two-way sign applies as if it were a separate road, but do not apply to any other service road. (5) In this section— road does not include a footpath, nature strip, bicycle path, separated footpath or shared path. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 137
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 132] Example of two-way sign Two-way sign Examples for subsection (2) Example 1 Driving to the left of a single continuous dividing line only Example 2 Driving to the left of a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line Page 138 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 132] Example 3 Driving to the left of 2 parallel continuous dividing lines Examples for subsection (2A) Example 4 Driving across a single continuous dividing line to perform a U-turn is not permitted Example 5 Driving across a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line to perform a U-turn is not permitted Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 139
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 133] Example 6 Driving across 2 parallel continuous dividing lines to perform a U-turn is not permitted 133 Exceptions to keeping to the left of the centre of a road (1) This section applies to a driver on a two-way road without a dividing line or median strip. (2) The driver may drive to the right of the centre of the road— (a) to overtake another driver; or (b) to enter or leave the road; or (c) to enter a part of the road of 1 kind from a part of the road of another kind (for example, moving to or from a service road or emergency stopping lane). (3) The driver may also drive to the right of the centre of the road if— (a) because of the width or condition of the road, it is not practicable to drive to the left of the centre of the road; and (b) the driver can do so safely. Page 140 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 134] 134 Exceptions to keeping to the left of a dividing line (1) This section applies to a driver on a road with a dividing line. (2) If the dividing line is a single broken dividing line only, or a broken dividing line to the left of a single continuous dividing line, the driver may drive to the right of the dividing line— (a) to overtake another driver; or (b) to perform a U-turn, unless the driver is prohibited from performing the U-turn under another provision of this regulation. (3) If the dividing line is a single continuous or broken dividing line, or a broken dividing line to the left or right of a single continuous dividing line, the driver may drive to the right of the dividing line— (a) to enter or leave the road; or (b) to enter a part of the road of 1 kind from a part of the road of another kind (for example, moving to or from a service road or emergency stopping lane). Examples Example 1 Driving to the right of the centre of the road permitted—overtaking on a road with a broken dividing line only Example 2 Driving to the right of the centre of the road permitted—overtaking on a road with a broken dividing line to the left of a single continuous dividing line Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 141
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 134] Example 2A Driving across a single continuous dividing line is permitted to enter or leave the road Example 2B Driving across a single continuous dividing line is permitted to leave the road to enter a road-related area Example 2C Driving across a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line is permitted to enter or leave the road Page 142 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 135] Example 3 Driving to the right of the centre of the road not permitted—overtaking on a road with a single continuous dividing line only Example 4 Driving to the right of the centre of the road not permitted—overtaking on a road with a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line Example 5 Driving to the right of the centre of the road not permitted—overtaking on a road with 2 parallel continuous dividing lines 135 Keeping to the left of a median strip (1) A driver on a road with a median strip must drive to the left of the median strip, unless the driver is— (a) entering or driving in a median strip parking area; or Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 143
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 136] (b) required to drive to the right of the median strip by a keep right sign. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) In this section— median strip does not include a painted island. Example Keep right sign 136 Driving on a one-way service road A driver on the part of the road that is a service road (except a service road to which a two-way sign applies) must drive in the same direction as a vehicle travelling on the part of the road closest to the service road must travel. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example Page 144 Two-way sign Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 137] 137 Keeping off a dividing strip (1) A driver must not drive on a dividing strip, except as permitted under this section or section 139(4) or 139A(3). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver may drive on a dividing strip that is at the same level as the road, and marked at each side by a continuous line— (a) to enter or leave the road; or (b) to enter or leave an area on the dividing strip to which a parking control sign applies if the driver is permitted to park in the area. (2A) For subsection (2), a dividing strip is taken to be at the same level as the road even if the dividing strip contains 1 or more pavement bars or markers. (3) In this section— dividing strip does not include a painted island. 138 Keeping off a painted island (1) A driver must not drive on or over a single continuous line, or 2 parallel continuous lines, along a side of or surrounding a painted island, except as permitted under this section or section 139(4) or 139A(3). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 145
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 138] Example Painted island surrounded by 2 parallel continuous lines In this example, vehicle B is contravening the section. (2) A driver may drive on or over a single continuous line along the side of or surrounding a painted island for up to 50m— (a) to enter or leave the road; or (b) to enter a turning lane that begins immediately after the painted island. (3) Subsection (2)(a) does not apply in the case of a painted island— (a) that separates a road that takes vehicles in 1 direction from another road that takes vehicles in the same direction at a place where the roads merge; or (b) that separates 1 part of a road from other parts of the road to create a slip lane. Page 146 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 139] Examples Example 1 Painted island separating traffic flow in the same direction Example 2 Painted island separating traffic flow in the same direction In examples 1 and 2, vehicle B is contravening the section. 139 Exceptions for avoiding obstructions on a road (1) A driver on a two-way road without a dividing line or median strip may drive to the right of the centre of the road to avoid an obstruction if— (a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic; and (b) it is necessary and reasonable, in all the circumstances, for the driver to drive to the right of the centre of the road to avoid the obstruction; and (c) the driver can do so safely. (2) A driver on a road with a dividing line may drive to the right of the dividing line to avoid an obstruction if— (a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic; and (b) it is necessary and reasonable, in all the circumstances, for the driver to drive to the right of the dividing line to avoid the obstruction; and Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 147
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 139A] (c) the driver can do so safely. (3) For subsection (2), if the dividing line is a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line, a single continuous dividing line only or 2 parallel continuous dividing lines, the hazard in driving to the right of the dividing line must be taken into account in deciding whether it is reasonable to drive to the right of the dividing line. (4) A driver may drive on a dividing strip, or on or over a single continuous line, or 2 parallel continuous lines, along a side of or surrounding a painted island, to avoid an obstruction if— (a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic; and (b) it is necessary and reasonable to drive on the dividing strip or painted island to avoid the obstruction; and (c) the driver can do so safely. 139A Exceptions for passing bicycle rider (1) A driver on a two-way road without a dividing line or median strip may drive to the right of the centre of the road to pass the rider of a bicycle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver if— (a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic; and (b) the driving is necessary to comply with section 144A(1) for the passing of the rider; and (c) the driver can do so safely. (2) A driver on a road with a dividing line may drive to the right of the dividing line to pass the rider of a bicycle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver if— (a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic; and (b) the driving is necessary to comply with section 144A(1) for the passing of the rider; and Page 148 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 140] (c) the driver can do so safely. (3) A driver may drive on a dividing strip that is at the same level as the road, or on or over a single continuous line, or 2 parallel continuous lines, along a side of or surrounding a painted island to pass the rider of a bicycle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver if— (a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic; and (b) the driving is necessary to comply with section 144A(1) for the passing of the rider; and (c) the driver can do so safely. Note For the requirement to give a left or right change of direction signal, see section 46 or 48. (4) For subsection (3), a dividing strip is taken to be at the same level as the road even if the dividing strip contains 1 or more pavement bars or markers. Division 3 Overtaking 140 No overtaking unless safe to do so A driver must not overtake a vehicle unless— (a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic; and (b) the driver can safely overtake the vehicle. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 141 No overtaking etc. to the left of a vehicle (1) A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle unless— Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 149
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 142] (a) the driver is driving on a multi-lane road and the vehicle can be safely overtaken in a marked lane to the left of the vehicle; or (b) the vehicle is turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road, and is giving a right change of direction signal and it is safe to overtake to the left of the vehicle; or (c) the vehicle is stationary and can be safely overtaken to the left of the vehicle. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) In this section— turning right does not include making a hook turn. vehicle does not include a tram, a bus travelling along tram tracks, or any vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign. 142 No overtaking to the right of a vehicle turning right etc. (1) A driver must not overtake to the right of a vehicle if the vehicle is— (a) turning right or making a U-turn from the centre of the road; and (b) giving a right change of direction signal. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) In this section— turning right does not include making a hook turn. vehicle does not include a tram, a bus travelling along tram tracks, or any vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign. Page 150 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 143] 143 Passing or overtaking a vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign (1) A driver must not drive past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign, unless— (a) if the vehicle is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal— (i) the driver is driving on a multi-lane road and it is safe to pass, or overtake, in a marked lane to the left of the vehicle; or (ii) it is otherwise safe to pass, or overtake, to the left of the vehicle; or (b) otherwise— (i) the driver is driving on a multi-lane road and it is safe to pass, or overtake, in a marked lane to the left of the vehicle; or (ii) the vehicle is turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road, and is giving a right change of direction signal and it is safe to pass, or overtake, to the left of the vehicle; or (iii) the vehicle is stationary and it is safe to pass, or overtake, to the left of the vehicle; or (iv) it is otherwise safe to pass, or overtake, to the left of the vehicle. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver must not drive past, or overtake, to the right of a vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign if the vehicle is turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road, and is giving a right change of direction signal, unless it is safe to do so. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example A driver driving on a multi-lane road who is turning right at an intersection to which a right turn only sign applies may drive past a Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 151
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 144] vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign that is turning right from another marked lane, and giving a right change of direction signal, if it is safe to do so. (3) In this section— turning right does not include making a hook turn. Examples of do not overtake turning vehicle signs 144 Keeping a safe distance when overtaking Subject to section 144A(1), a driver overtaking a vehicle— (a) must pass the vehicle at a sufficient distance to avoid a collision with the vehicle or obstructing the path of the vehicle; and (b) must not return to the marked lane or line of traffic where the vehicle is travelling until the driver is a sufficient distance past the vehicle to avoid a collision with the vehicle or obstructing the path of the vehicle. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 144A Keeping a safe lateral distance when passing bicycle rider (1) The driver of a motor vehicle passing the rider of a bicycle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver must pass the bicycle at a sufficient distance from the bicycle. Maximum penalty—40 penalty units. Note Page 152 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 145] Section 129 requires the rider of a bicycle on a road, other than a multi-lane road, to drive as near as practicable to the far left side of the road. (2) A sufficient distance from the bicycle is— (a) if the applicable speed limit is not more than 60km/h—a lateral distance from the bicycle of at least 1m; or (b) if the applicable speed limit is more than 60km/h—a lateral distance from the bicycle of at least 1.5m. (3) For subsection (2), the lateral distance is the distance between the following points— (a) the furthermost point to the left on the driver’s vehicle or any projection from the vehicle (whether or not attached to the vehicle); (b) the furthermost point to the right on the bicycle, any bicycle trailer towed by the bicycle, the rider or any passenger in or on the trailer. Example of what is part of a bicycle for paragraph (b) a basket or pannier bags attached to the bicycle Example of what is not part of a bicycle for paragraph (b) a flag or stick, whether or not flexible, attached to the bicycle, that projects sideways from the bicycle 145 Driver being overtaken not to increase speed If a driver is overtaking another driver on a two-way road by crossing a dividing line, or crossing to the right of the centre of the road, the other driver must not increase the speed at which the driver is driving until the first driver— (a) has passed the other driver; and (b) has returned to the marked lane or line of traffic where the other driver is driving; and (c) is a sufficient distance in front of the other driver to avoid a collision. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 153
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 146] Division 4 Driving in marked lanes or lines of traffic 146 Driving within a single marked lane or line of traffic (1) A driver on a multi-lane road must drive so the driver’s vehicle is completely in a marked lane, unless the driver is— (a) entering a part of the road of 1 kind from a part of the road of another kind (for example, moving to or from a service road or a shoulder of the road); or (b) entering or leaving the road; or (c) moving from 1 marked lane to another marked lane; or (d) avoiding an obstruction; or (e) obeying a traffic control device applying to the marked lane; or (f) permitted to drive in more than 1 marked lane under this regulation; or (g) passing the rider of a bicycle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver and the driver’s vehicle is not completely in a marked lane in order to comply with section 144A(1) for the passing of the rider. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver on a road with 2 or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as the driver, but without marked lanes, must drive so the driver’s vehicle is completely in a single line of traffic unless— (a) it is not practicable to drive completely in a single line of traffic; or (b) the driver is entering a part of the road of 1 kind from a part of the road of another kind (for example, moving to or from a service road or a shoulder of the road); or (c) the driver is entering or leaving the road; or Page 154 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 147] (d) the driver is moving from 1 line of traffic to another line of traffic; or (e) the driver is avoiding an obstruction; or (f) the driver is passing a bicycle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver and the driver’s vehicle is not completely in a single line of traffic in order to comply with section 144A(1) for the passing of the rider. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 147 Moving from 1 marked lane to another marked lane across a continuous line separating the lanes (1) A driver on a multi-lane road must not move from 1 marked lane to another marked lane by crossing a continuous line separating the lanes unless— (a) the driver is avoiding an obstruction; or (b) the driver is obeying a traffic control device applying to the first marked lane; or (c) the driver is permitted to drive in both marked lanes under subsection (2); or (d) either of the marked lanes is a special purpose lane in which the driver is permitted to drive under this regulation and the driver is moving to or from the special purpose lane. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver on a multi-lane road may move from 1 marked lane to another marked lane by crossing a continuous line separating the lanes if— (a) the driver makes the move to approach or enter an intersection from the multi-lane road and section 28(2) or 32(2) applies to the driver for the purpose of making the move; or (b) the driver makes the move to approach or enter a roundabout from the multi-lane road and section 111(8) Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 155
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 148] or (9) applies to the driver for the purpose of making the move; or (c) both of the following apply— (i) the driver is passing the rider of a bicycle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver and the movement is necessary to comply with section 144A(1) for the passing of the rider; (ii) the driver can perform the movement safely. 148 Giving way when moving from 1 marked lane or line of traffic to another marked lane or line of traffic (1) A driver who is moving from 1 marked lane (whether or not the lane is ending) to another marked lane must give way to any vehicle travelling in the same direction as the driver in the marked lane to which the driver is moving. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 156 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 148] Examples Example 1 In these examples, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. Example 2 (2) A driver on a road with 2 or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as the driver, and who is moving from 1 line of traffic to another line of traffic, must give way to any vehicle travelling in the same direction as the driver in the line of traffic to which the driver is moving. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) Subsection (2) does not apply to a driver if the line of traffic in which the driver is driving is merging with the line of traffic to which the driver is moving. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 157
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 148A] 148A Giving way when moving within a single marked lane If a driver diverges to the left or right within a marked lane, the driver must give way to any vehicle that is in the lane. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. 149 Giving way when lines of traffic merge into a single line of traffic A driver in a line of traffic that is merging with 1 or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as the driver must give way to a vehicle in another line of traffic if any part of the vehicle is ahead of the driver’s vehicle. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Example Giving way when lines of traffic merge into a single line of traffic In this example, vehicle B must give way to vehicle A. 150 Driving on or across a continuous white edge line (1) A driver must not drive on or over a continuous white edge line on a road unless subsection (1A) or (1B) applies to the driver. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. Page 158 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 150] (1A) A driver may drive on or over a continuous white edge line on a road if the driver is— (a) overtaking a vehicle that is turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road, and is giving a right change of direction signal; or (b) driving a slow-moving vehicle, and it is necessary for the driver to drive on or over the edge line to allow the vehicle to be overtaken or passed by another vehicle; or (c) driving a vehicle that is too wide, or too long, to drive on the road without driving on or over the edge line; or (d) avoiding an obstruction. (1B) A driver may drive on or over a continuous white edge line on a road for up to 100m if the driver is— (a) turning at an intersection; or (b) entering or leaving the road; or (c) entering a part of the road of 1 kind from a part of the road of another kind (for example, moving to or from a service road, a shoulder of the road or an emergency stopping lane); or (d) stopping at the side of the road (including any shoulder of the road). (2) This section does not apply to the rider of a bicycle or animal. (3) For this section, a driver drives over a continuous white edge line on a road if— (a) for a line on the far left side of the road—the driver’s vehicle is completely or partly to the left of the line; or (b) for a line on the far right side of the road—the driver’s vehicle is completely or partly to the right of the line. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 159
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 151] 151 Riding a motorbike or bicycle alongside more than 1 other rider (1) The rider of a motorbike or bicycle must not ride on a road that is not a multi-lane road alongside more than 1 other rider, unless subsection (3) applies to the rider. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) The rider of a motorbike or bicycle must not ride in a marked lane alongside more than 1 other rider in the marked lane, unless subsection (3) applies to the rider. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) The rider of a motorbike or bicycle may ride alongside more than 1 other rider if the rider is overtaking the other riders. (4) If the rider of a motorbike or bicycle is riding on a road that is not a multi-lane road alongside another rider, or in a marked lane alongside another rider in the marked lane, the rider must ride not over 1.5m from the other rider. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (5) In this section— road does not include a road-related area, but includes a bicycle path, a shared path and any shoulder of the road. Division 5 Obeying overhead lane control devices applying to marked lanes 152 Complying with overhead lane control devices (1) A driver in a marked lane to which an overhead lane control device applies must comply with this section. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If the device displays an illuminated red diagonal cross or is a traffic sign displaying a red diagonal cross, the driver must not drive in the marked lane past the device. Page 160 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 152] (3) If the device displays a flashing illuminated red diagonal cross, the driver must leave the marked lane as soon as it is safe to do so. (4) If the device displays an illuminated white, green or yellow arrow pointing downwards or indicating 1 or more directions, the driver may drive in the marked lane past the device. Example Overhead lane control device applying to marked lanes (5) Also, if the device displays a speed limit sign (variable illuminated message sign), the driver may drive in the marked lane past the device. Note See also section 20. (6) A lane control ends sign on a road has the effect that once the driver has passed the sign, the overhead lane control device for which the sign is displayed no longer regulates which marked lanes the driver may or must drive in or must leave. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 161
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 153] Example Lane control ends sign Division 6 Driving in marked lanes designated for special purposes 153 Bicycle lanes (1) A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not drive in a bicycle lane, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the bicycle lane under this section or section 158. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) If stopping or parking is permitted at a place in a bicycle lane under this regulation, a driver may drive for up to 50m in the bicycle lane to stop or park at that place. (3) A driver may drive for up to 50m in a bicycle lane if the driver is— (a) driving a bus or taxi; and (b) dropping off, or picking up, passengers. (4) A bicycle lane is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane— (a) beginning at a bicycle lane sign applying to the lane; and (b) ending at the nearest of the following— Page 162 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 154] (i) an end bicycle lane sign applying to the lane; (ii) an intersection (unless the lane is at the unbroken side of the continuing road at a T-intersection or continued across the intersection by broken lines); (iii) if the road ends at a dead end—the end of the road. Examples Bicycle lane sign End bicycle lane sign 154 Bus lanes (1) A driver must not drive in a bus lane, unless the driver is— (a) driving— (i) a bus; or (ii) a bicycle or taxi; or (b) permitted to drive in the bus lane under section 158. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A bus lane is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane— (a) beginning at a bus lane sign (whether or not there is also a bus lane road marking) and ending at the nearest of the following— (i) an end bus lane sign; (ii) a traffic sign that indicates the beginning of another special purpose lane; or Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 163
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 155] (b) beginning at a bus lane road marking (if there is no bus lane sign) and ending at the next intersection. (3) In this section— bus lane road marking means a road marking consisting of— (a) the letters ‘BL’; or (b) the words ‘bus lane’; or (c) the words ‘bus only’. Examples Bus lane sign End bus lane sign 155 Tram lanes (1) A driver must not drive in a tram lane, unless the driver is— (a) driving— (i) a tram, tram recovery vehicle or bus; or (ii) a bicycle, bus or taxi; or (b) permitted to drive in the tram lane under this section or section 158. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver may drive in a tram lane if the driver is driving a truck and it is necessary for the driver to drive in the tram lane to reach a place to drop off, or pick up, passengers or goods. (3) A tram lane is a part of a road with tram tracks that— Page 164 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 155A] (a) is between a tram lane sign and an end tram lane sign; and (b) is marked along the left side of the tracks (when facing the direction of travel of a tram on the tracks) by a continuous yellow line parallel to the tracks. Examples Tram lane sign End tram lane sign Tram lane 155A Tramways (1) A driver (except the driver of a tram, tram recovery vehicle or bus) must not drive in a tramway, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the tramway under subsection (2). Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A driver may drive in a tramway if— Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 165
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 155A] (a) it is necessary for the driver to drive in the tramway to avoid an obstruction; and (b) when driving in the tramway, the driver does not move into the path of an approaching tram or bus travelling in the tramway. (3) A tramway is a part of a road with tram tracks that— (a) is between a tramway sign and an end tramway sign; and (b) is marked along the left side of the tracks (when facing the direction of travel of a tram on the tracks) by either— (i) 2 continuous yellow lines parallel to the tracks; or (ii) a structure (for example, a dividing strip, pedestrian refuge, traffic island, row of bollards or separation kerb), whether or not the structure is also being used to indicate a safety zone; but does include any part of the road where vehicles are permitted to cross the tramway. (4) For the purposes of subsection (3)(b)(i), a line is to be considered to be continuous despite any break in it that is designed to permit vehicles to cross the tramway. Examples Tramway sign Page 166 End tramway sign Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 156] Tramway with double yellow line Tramway with separation kerb 156 Transit lanes (1) A driver must not drive in a transit lane, unless— (a) the driver is driving— (i) a bicycle, bus, motorbike, taxi or tram; or (ii) if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T2) sign—a vehicle carrying at least 1 other person; or (iii) if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T3) sign—a vehicle carrying at least 2 other people; or (b) the driver is permitted to drive in the transit lane under section 158. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A transit lane is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane— (a) beginning at a transit lane sign; and (b) ending at an end transit lane sign. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 167
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 157] Examples of transit lane signs Transit lane (T2) sign Examples of end transit lane signs Transit lane (T3) sign End transit lane (T2) sign End transit lane (T3) sign 157 Truck lanes (1) A driver must not drive in a truck lane, unless— (a) the driver is driving a truck; or (b) the driver is permitted to drive in the truck lane under section 158. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A truck lane is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane— (a) beginning at a truck lane sign; and (b) ending at an end truck lane sign. Page 168 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 158] Examples Truck lane sign End truck lane sign 158 Exceptions to driving in special purpose lanes etc. (1) The driver of any vehicle may drive for up to the permitted distance in a bicycle lane, bus lane, tram lane, transit lane or truck lane if it is necessary for the driver to drive in the lane— (a) to enter or leave the road; or (b) to enter a part of the road of 1 kind from a part of the road of another kind (for example, moving to or from a service road, the shoulder of the road or an emergency stopping lane); or (c) to overtake a vehicle that is— (i) turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road; and (ii) giving a right change of direction signal; or (d) to enter a marked lane, or a part of the road where there is room for a line of traffic, other than animals, bicycles, motorbikes or motorised wheelchairs, from the side of the road. (2) The driver of any vehicle may drive in a bicycle lane, bus lane, tram lane, transit lane or truck lane if— (a) it is necessary for the driver to drive in the lane to avoid an obstruction; or Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 169
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 159] (b) information on or with a traffic sign applying to the lane indicates that the driver may drive in the lane. (3) It is a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this division for driving in a bicycle lane, bus lane, tram lane, transit lane or truck lane if— (a) it is necessary for the driver to drive in the lane to stop at a place in the lane; and (b) either— (i) the driver is permitted to stop at that place under this regulation; or (ii) it is a defence under section 165 for the driver to stop at that place; and (c) if the lane is a bicycle lane—the driver drives in the lane for no more than the permitted distance. (4) In this section— permitted distance means— (a) for a bicycle lane or a tram lane—50m; or (b) for any other lane—100m. 159 Marked lanes required to be used by particular kinds of vehicles (1) If information on or with a traffic sign applying to a length of road indicates that a vehicle of a particular kind must drive in a particular marked lane, a driver driving a vehicle of that kind on the length of road must drive in the indicated lane, unless— (a) the driver is avoiding an obstruction; or (b) the driver is obeying a traffic control device applying to the indicated lane; or (c) the driver is permitted to drive in the indicated lane and also another marked lane under this regulation; or Page 170 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 160] (d) the driver is intending to turn off the road or to make a U-turn and, in order to do so safely without disrupting other vehicles on the road, it is necessary to position the vehicle in another lane before starting or making the turn. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A traffic sign mentioned in this section that is on a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearest of the following— (a) a traffic sign or road marking on the road that indicates that the first traffic sign no longer applies; (b) the next intersection on the road; (c) if the road ends at a T-intersection or dead end—the end of the road. Examples of a traffic sign mentioned in the section and a traffic sign indicating that the first traffic sign no longer applies Trucks use left lane sign End trucks use left lane sign Division 7 Passing trams and safety zones 160 Passing or overtaking a tram that is not at or near the left side of the road (1) This section applies to a driver driving on a road with tram tracks that are not at or near the far left side of the road. (2) The driver must not drive past, or overtake, a tram to the right of the tram, unless a traffic sign or a road marking indicates Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 171
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 161] that the driver may drive past, or overtake, the tram to the right of the tram. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) The driver must not drive past, or overtake, a tram if the tram is turning left or is giving a left change of direction signal, unless— (a) the driver is turning left; and (b) there is no danger of a collision with the tram. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) In this section— tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks. 161 Passing or overtaking a tram at or near the left side of a road (1) This section applies to a driver driving on a road with tram tracks at or near the far left side of the road. (2) The driver must not drive past, or overtake, a tram to the left of the tram unless the driver is turning left and there is no danger of a collision with the tram. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) The driver must not drive past, or overtake, a tram if the tram is turning right or is giving a right change of direction signal. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) In this section— tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks. 162 Driving past a safety zone (1) A driver driving past a safety zone— (a) must not drive on the safety zone; and Page 172 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 163] (b) must drive to the left of the safety zone at a speed that does not put at risk the safety of any pedestrian crossing the road to or from the safety zone. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (2) A safety zone is an area of a road— (a) at a place with safety zone signs at or near a tram stop; and (b) indicated by a structure on the road (for example, a dividing strip, pedestrian refuge or traffic island). Example Safety zone sign 163 Driving past the rear of a stopped tram at a tram stop (1) This section applies if— (a) a driver is driving behind the rear of a tram travelling in the same direction as the driver; and (b) the tram stops at a tram stop, other than a tram stop at the far left side of the road; and (c) there is no safety zone, dividing strip or traffic island between the tram and the part of the road where the driver is driving. (2) The driver must stop before passing the rear of the tram. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) After stopping under subsection (2), the driver must not drive past the tram if— Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 173
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 164] (a) one or more of the doors on the side of the tram closest to the driver are open or opening; or (b) a pedestrian is entering or crossing the road between the tram tracks and the far left side of the road. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) Also, after stopping under subsection (2), if the tram remains at the tram stop and subsection (3)(a) and (b) do not apply, the driver must not drive past the tram at a speed over 10km/h. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (5) Subsections (2) to (4) do not apply to a driver if the driver is directed to drive past the tram by an authorised officer. (6) In this section— tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks. 164 Stopping beside a stopped tram at a tram stop (1) This section applies if— (a) a driver is driving alongside, or overtaking, a tram travelling in the same direction as the driver; and (b) the tram stops at a tram stop, other than a tram stop at the far left side of the road; and (c) there is no safety zone, dividing strip or traffic island between the tram and the part of the road where the driver is driving. (2) The driver must stop when the tram stops. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) After stopping under subsection (2), the driver must not drive past, or overtake, the tram if— (a) one or more of the doors on the side of the tram closest to the driver are open or opening; or (b) a pedestrian is entering or crossing the road between the tram tracks and the far left side of the road. Page 174 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules [s 164AA] Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) Also, after stopping under subsection (2), if the tram remains at the tram stop and subsection (3)(a) and (b) do not apply, the driver must not drive past, or overtake, the tram at a speed over 10km/h. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (5) Subsections (2) to (4) do not apply to a driver if the driver is directed to drive past the tram by an authorised officer. (6) In this section— tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks. 164AA Staying stopped if a tram comes from behind a stopped driver and stops (1) This section applies if— (a) a driver is stopped beside a tram stop; and (b) a tram stops at the tram stop, other than at the far left side of the road; and (c) there is no safety zone, dividing strip or traffic island between the tram and the part of the road where the driver is driving. (2) The driver must not proceed if— (a) one or more of the doors on the side of the tram closest to the driver are open or opening; or (b) a pedestrian is entering or crossing the road between the tram tracks and the far left side of the road. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (3) If the tram remains at the tram stop and subsection (2)(a) and (b) do not apply, the driver must not drive past the tram at a speed over 10km/h. Maximum penalty—20 penalty units. (4) Subsections (2) and (3) do not apply to a driver if the driver is directed to drive past the tram by an authorised officer. Current as at 7 April 2014 Page 175
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 12 Restrictions on stopping and parking [s 164A] (5) In this section— tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks. Part 12 Restrictions on stopping and parking Division 1 General 164A Minor traffic offences For section 108 of the Act, definition minor traffic offence , the offences in this part are prescribed. 165 Stopping in an emergency etc. or to comply with another provision It is a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this part if— (a) the driver stops at a particular place, or in a particular way, to avoid a collision, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary to avoid the collision; or (b) the driver stops at a particular place, or in a particular way, because the driver’s vehicle is disabled, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary for the vehicle to be moved safely to a place where the driver is permitted to park the vehicle under the Act; or (c) the driver stops at a particular place, or in a particular way, to deal with a medical or other emergency, or to assist a disabled vehicle, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary in the circumstances; or (d) the driver stops at a particular place, or in a particular way, because the condition of the driver, a passenger, or the driver’s vehicle makes it necessary for the driver to Page 176 Current as at 7 April 2014
Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009 Part 12 Restrictions on stopping and parking [s 166] stop in the interests of safety, and the driver stops for