(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.Note :
"length" of road and
"truck" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) Subrule (1) does not apply to the driver of a bus if information on or with the sign indicates that it applies only to trucks.Note :
"With" is defined in the Dictionary.
(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 rule:
"primary brake" means the footbrake, or other brake, fitted to a truck or bus that is normally used to slow or stop the vehicle.