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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 128A

Entering blocked crossings

128A Entering blocked crossings

(1) A driver must not enter a children's crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing if the driver cannot drive through the crossing because the crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, is blocked.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Examples : 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 a fallen load on the road.
Note :
"Children's crossing" ,
"enter" ,
"marked foot crossing" and
"pedestrian crossing" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) Despite subrule (1), a driver may enter a children's crossing or a pedestrian crossing if:
(a) the crossing is immediately before an intersection that does not have traffic lights, and
(b) the crossing is not blocked, and
(c) before entering the crossing, the driver gives way to any pedestrian on the crossing.
(3) Subrule (2) applies despite anything to the contrary in rule 171 (Stopping on or near a children's crossing) or rule 172 (Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing (except at an intersection)).
(4) However, subrule (3) is not intended to permit a driver to park a vehicle contrary to rule 171 or 172.

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