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ROAD RULES 2014 - NOTES

- Made under the Road Transport Act 2013 - As at 1 July 2018 - Reg 758 of 2014

Note to Division 4


"U-turn" is defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 1


"Traffic arrows" and
"traffic lights" are defined in the Dictionary.
"Traffic arrows" are a traffic control device designed to show a traffic arrow, or 2 or more traffic arrows at different times--see the definition in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 1

A reference in a rule of this Part to a green, yellow or red traffic light or traffic arrow is a reference to a steady green, yellow or red traffic light or traffic arrow, unless otherwise stated in the rule--see rule 323.

Note to Division 1

The rules dealing with T lights and B lights, which apply to drivers of trams and public buses, are in Part 17.

Note to Division 2


"Traffic lights" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Part 7

The rules in this Part deal with giving way in most situations. In addition, other rules requiring a driver to give way include:
• making a U-turn--rule 38
• turning at traffic lights at an intersection--rule 62
• at an intersection with traffic lights that are not operating or only partly operating--rule 63
• turning at a flashing yellow traffic arrow at an intersection--rule 64
• at a marked foot crossing with a flashing yellow traffic light--rule 65
• entering and driving in a roundabout--rule 114
• by the rider of a bicycle or animal to a vehicle leaving a roundabout--rule 119
• at a stop sign at a level crossing--rule 121
• at a give way sign or give way line at a level crossing--rule 122
• moving from one marked lane to another marked lane, or from one line of traffic to another line of traffic--rule 148
• when lines of traffic merge into a single line of traffic--rule 149
• for pedestrians crossing the road near a stopped tram--rules 163, 164 and 164A.

Note to Part 7

For the meaning of
"left" and
"right", see rule 351 (1) and (2).

Note to Division 1

For a driver, a reference in a rule in this Division to a traffic sign or road marking is a reference to a traffic sign or road marking applying to the driver--see rules 338 to 341.

Note to Division 2

For a driver, a reference in a rule in this Division to a traffic sign or road marking is a reference to a traffic sign or road marking applying to the driver--see rules 338 to 341.

Note to Part 8

The rules in this Part cover most traffic signs and road markings. However, some traffic signs and road markings are dealt with in other Parts dealing with particular subjects. These include:
speed limits (including speed limits in speed limited areas and shared zones)--see Part 3
U-turns--see Part 4, Division 4
traffic lights--see Part 6
• stop signs and give way signs --see Part 7, Division 1
roundabouts--see Part 9
• level crossings--see Part 10
• keeping left and lane signs--see Part 11
• stopping and parking--see Part 12
• pedestrians--see Part 14
bicycle riders--see Part 15.

Note to Part 8

Rule 322 deals with the meaning of traffic control devices
"on" a road or
"in" or
"at" an area or place (including an intersection).

Note to Part 8

For a driver, a traffic sign or road marking mentioned in a rule is, unless the contrary intention appears, a sign or marking that applies to the driver. To find out how traffic signs and road markings apply to a driver, see rules 338 to 341.

Note to Division 1


"Intersection",
"road marking" and
"traffic sign" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 7


"Bus",
"tram",
"tram tracks" and
"travelling along tram tracks" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 1

For the general rules about the application of traffic signs (including parking control signs), see Part 20, Divisions 2 and 3 especially rules 332 to 335 and 346. Parking control signs often include information about the times they apply and the types of vehicles to which they do not apply--see rules 317 and 318. For the meaning of abbreviations and symbols on parking control signs, see rule 347 and Schedule 1.

Note to Division 1


"Park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 2


"Area",
"length" of road,
"park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 2

Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

Note to Division 3


"Area",
"length" of road,
"park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 3

Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

Note to Division 4


"Area",
"length" of road,
"park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 4

Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

Note to Division 5


"Area",
"length" of road,
"park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 5

Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

Note to Division 5

The signs mentioned in this Division are particular types of
"parking control sign" (defined in the Dictionary) to which the general rules about the application of parking control signs apply--see rules 332 to 335.

Note to Division 6


"Area",
"length" of road,
"park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 6

Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

Note to Division 7


"Area",
"length" of road,
"park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 7

Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

Note to Division 8


"Area",
"length" of road,
"park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 8

Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

Note to Division 9


"Park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 9

Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

Note to Division 10


"Area",
"length" of road,
"park" and
"stop" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 10

Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

Note to Division 1

For these Rules, a pedestrian includes:
• a person driving a motorised wheelchair that cannot travel at over 10 kilometres per hour (on level ground)
• a person in a non-motorised wheelchair
• a person pushing a motorised or non-motorised wheelchair
• a person in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy (see rule 18).

Note to Division 1


"Wheelchair",
"wheeled recreational device" and
"wheeled toy" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 2

For these Rules, a person in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy is a pedestrian, not a rider--see rule 18 (d). This Division contains rules that apply only to persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices and wheeled toys.

Note to Division 2


"Wheeled recreational device" and
"wheeled toy" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Part 15

This Part contains rules that apply only to bicycle riders. Most rules in these Rules apply to bicycle riders in the same way as they apply to drivers--see rule 19. There are some other rules that are for bicycle riders only, or that have exceptions for bicycle riders. These include:
• optional hook turn by bicycle riders--rule 35
bicycle riders making a hook turn contrary to a no hook turn by bicycles sign --rule 36
bicycle riders excepted from giving stop signals--rule 52
• exception for bicycle riders riding in emergency stopping lanes--rule 95
bicycle riders entering and leaving roundabouts--rules 111 and 119
bicycle riders overtaking on the left--rule 141
• riding alongside other riders--rule 151
bicycle lanes--rule 153
• parking at a bicycle rail or in a bicycle rack--rule 166
• stopping on footpaths--rule 197
• stopping on a road with a bicycle parking sign --rule 201.

Note to Part 15


"Bicycle" is defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Part 17

This Part contains rules about T lights and B lights. These are traffic signals that operate in the same way as, or together with, traffic lights but apply only to drivers of trams, tram recovery vehicles, public buses and, in the case of B lights, to other vehicles if specified by another law of this jurisdiction. An example of a T light is shown in rule 278 and an example of a B light is shown in rule 285.

Note to Part 17

Rule 309 sets out a number of exemptions from these Rules for drivers of trams, tram recovery vehicles and public buses travelling along tram tracks. Some other rules have exceptions for drivers of trams or particular trams.

Note to Division 1


"Public bus",
"T lights",
"tram",
"tram recovery vehicle" and
"travelling along tram tracks" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 2


"B lights" and
"public bus" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 1


"Traffic control device" and
"traffic-related item" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 2


"Area",
"length" of road and
"traffic control device" are defined in the Dictionary.

Note to Division 3


"Traffic control device" is defined in the Dictionary.

Does not include amendments by:

Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Stationary Emergency Vehicles) Regulation 2018 (181) (not commenced -- to commence on 1.9.2018)
Road Transport and Other Legislation Amendment (Digital Driver Licences and Photo Cards) Act 2018 No 21 (not commenced)

Historical notes

The following abbreviations are used in the Historical notes:

Am amended LW legislation website Sch Schedule
Cl clause No number Schs Schedules
Cll clauses p page Sec section
Div Division pp pages Secs sections
Divs Divisions Reg Regulation Subdiv Subdivision
GG Government Gazette Regs Regulations Subdivs Subdivisions
Ins inserted Rep repealed Subst substituted

Table of amending instruments

Road Rules 2014 (758). LW 28.11.2014. Date of commencement, 1.12.2014, rule 2. These Rules have been amended as follows:

2015 No 5 Electricity Network Assets (Authorised Transactions) Act 2015. Assented to 4.6.2015.
Date of commencement of Sch 8, assent, sec 2 (1).
(332) Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Dimension Requirement Offences) Regulation 2015. LW 26.6.2015.
Date of commencement, 30.6.2015, cl 2.
(449) Road Transport (General) Amendment (Mass, Loading and Access) Regulation 2015. LW 7.8.2015.
Date of commencement, 1.9.2015, cl 2.
(752) Road Amendment (Approved Motor Bike Helmet) Rule 2015. LW 11.12.2015.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
(823) Road Amendment (Hire Cars) Rule 2015. LW 18.12.2015.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
2016 (107) Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Bicycle Riders) Regulation 2016. LW 26.2.2016.
Date of commencement, 1.3.2016, cl 2.
(412) Road Amendment (Miscellaneous) Rule 2016. LW 1.7.2016.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2016, cl 2.
No 55 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (No 2) 2016. Assented to 25.10.2016.
Date of commencement of Sch 3.27, 6.1.2017, sec 2 (1).
(667) Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Mobile Phones--P2 Licences) Regulation 2016. LW 11.11.2016.
Date of commencement, 1.12.2016, cl 2.
2017 (156) Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Penalties for Over-length Bus Offences) Regulation 2017. LW 24.4.2017.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
(451) Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017. LW 25.8.2017.
Date of commencement, 1.9.2017, cl 2.
(598) Road Amendment (Point to Point Transport) Rule 2017. LW 27.10.2017.
Date of commencement, 1.11.2017, cl 2.
(617) Road Transport Legislation Amendment (Penalty Notice Offences and Certification) Regulation 2017. LW 10.11.2017.
Date of commencement, on publication on LW, cl 2.
2018 No 25 Statute Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2018. Assented to 15.6.2018.
Date of commencement of Sch 5.35, 14 days after assent, sec 2 (1).
(333) Road Amendment (Penalties for Speeding Offences) Rule 2018. LW 29.6.2018.
Date of commencement, 1.7.2018, cl 2.

Table of amendments

Rule 10-2 Am 2018 (333), cl 3.
Rule 98 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [1] [2].
Rule 99 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [3] [4].
Rule 102 Am 2015 (332), Sch 1.4 [1].
Rule 104 Am 2015 (332), Sch 1.4 [2].
Rule 106 Am 2017 (156), cl 3.
Rules 144-1, 144-2 Ins 2016 (107), Sch 1.
Rule 150 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [5].
Rule 158 Am 2017 (598), Sch 1 [1].
Rule 167 Am 2015 (823), cl 3 (1).
Rule 167-1 Am 2015 (823), cl 3 (2).
Rule 200 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [6].
Rule 214-1 Am 2017 (451), Sch 5.1 [1].
Rule 218-1 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [7]; 2017 (451), Sch 5.1 [2]-[4].
Rule 221-1 Am 2017 (451), Sch 5.1 [5].
Rule 221-2 Am 2017 (451), Sch 5.1 [6] [7].
Rule 222-1 Am 2015 (449), Sch 2.1 [1]; 2017 (451), Sch 5.1 [8] [9].
Rule 245 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [8].
Rule 250 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [9] [10].
Rule 262A Ins 2016 (412), Sch 1 [11].
Rule 266 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [12]-[14]; 2017 (451), Sch 5.1 [10]; 2017 (598), Sch 1 [2]-[4].
Rule 267 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [15]-[17]; 2016 No 55, Sch 3.27; 2017 (598), Sch 1 [5]-[9].
Rule 267-1 Am 2016 No 55, Sch 3.27.
Rule 267-2 Rep 2016 (412), Sch 1 [18].
Rule 270 Am 2015 (752), Sch 1 [1]-[3]; 2016 (412), Sch 1 [19].
Rule 271 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [20].
Rules 271-1, 271-2 Am 2017 (617), Sch 3 [1].
Rule 288 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [21].
Rule 299 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [22][23].
Rule 300 Am 2016 (412), Sch 1 [24][25]; 2016 (667), Sch 1 [1]-[3].
Rule 300-1 Am 2016 (667), Sch 1 [4] [5].
Rule 300-5 Am 2017 (617), Sch 3 [2].
Dictionary Am 2015 No 5, Sch 8.24; 2015 (449), Sch 2.1 [2]; 2015 (823), cl 3 (3); 2016 (412), Sch 1 [26] [27]; 2017 (451), Sch 5.1 [11]-[17]; 2017 (598), Sch 1 [10]-[12]; 2017 (617), Sch 3 [1]; 2018 No 25, Sch 5.35.



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