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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 127

Keeping a minimum distance between long vehicles

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 a multi-lane road or any length of road in a built-up area, or
(b) overtaking.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Built-up area" ,
"length" of road,
"multi-lane road" and
"overtake" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) In this rule:

"long vehicle" means a vehicle that, together with any load or projection, is 7.5 metres long, or longer.
Note :
"Vehicle" includes a combination--see rule 15 (d).

"required minimum distance" means:
(a) for a road train that is behind a long vehicle--200 metres or, if another law of this jurisdiction specifies a different distance, that distance, or
(b) for a long vehicle other than a road train that is behind a long vehicle--60 metres or, if another law of this jurisdiction specifies a different distance, that distance.

"road train" has the same meaning as in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW) .
Note : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in rule 127 (2) of the Australian Road Rules . However, the definition in the Australian Road Rules allows the term to be defined by reference to another law of this jurisdiction. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.



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