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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 134

Exceptions to keeping to the left of a dividing line

134 Exceptions to keeping to the left of a dividing line

(1) This rule applies to a driver on a road with a dividing line.
Note :
"Dividing line" is defined the Dictionary.
(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, or 2 parallel broken dividing lines, the driver may drive to the right of the dividing line:
(a) to overtake another driver, or
(b) to perform a U-turn, unless another rule would prohibit the driver performing the U-turn.
Note 1 :
"Overtake" is defined the Dictionary.
Note 2 : A driver must not overtake another driver unless the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic, and it is safe to overtake the other driver--see rule 140.
(3) If the dividing line is a single continuous line or broken dividing line, or a broken dividing line to the left or right of a single continuous dividing line, or 2 parallel broken dividing lines, 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 one kind from a part of the road of another kind (for example, moving to or from a service road or emergency stopping lane), or
(c) to park in angle parking on the opposite side of the road provided that the driver does not need to perform a U-turn to reach the parking area.
Note 1 :
"Angle parking" ,
"overtake" ,
"parking area" and
"U-turn" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 :
"Emergency stopping lane" is defined in rule 95, and
"service road" is defined in the Dictionary.
(3-1) Without limiting subrule (2) or (3), a driver on a road with a dividing line (whether or not continuous) may drive to the right of the dividing line to enter or leave the road by the shortest practicable route.
Note : This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 134 of the Australian Road Rules .
Examples :

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Note on examples : These examples do not include the crossing of a dividing line as permitted by subrule (3-1).



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