(1) A driver must not drive on a dividing strip, except as permitted under this rule or rule 139 (4).Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note 1 :
"Dividing strip" is defined in the Dictionary.Note 2 : Rule 139 deals with avoiding obstructions on a road.
(2) A driver may drive on a dividing strip that is at the same level as the road, and marked at each side by a continuous line:(a) to enter or leave the road, or(b) to enter or leave an area on the dividing strip to which a parking control sign applies if the driver is permitted to park in the area.Note 1 :
"Parking control sign" is defined in the Dictionary.Note 2 : Part 12 deals with restrictions on stopping and parking.
(2A) For the purposes of subrule (2), a dividing strip is to be treated as being at the same level as the road even if it contains one or more raised pavement bars or markers.
(3) In this rule:
"dividing strip" does not include a painted island.Note 1 :
"Painted island" is defined in the Dictionary.Note 2 : Rule 138 deals with keeping off painted islands.