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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 141

No overtaking etc to the left of a vehicle

141 No overtaking etc to the left of a vehicle

(1) A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle unless:
(a) the driver is driving on a multi-lane road and the vehicle can be safely overtaken in a marked lane to the left of the vehicle, or
(b) the vehicle is turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road, and is giving a right change of direction signal and it is safe to overtake to the left of the vehicle, or
(c) the vehicle is stationary and it is safe to overtake to the left of the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Bicycle" ,
"centre of the road" ,
"marked lane" ,
"multi-lane road" ,
"overtake" ,
"right change of direction signal" and
"U-turn" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Left change of direction signal" is defined in the Dictionary.
(3) In this rule:

"turning right" does not include making a hook turn.

"vehicle" does not include a tram, a bus travelling along tram tracks, or any vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign.
Note 1 :
"Bus" ,
"tram" and
"travelling along tram tracks" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Part 4, Division 3 deals with making hook turns.
Note 3 : Division 7 of this Part deals with overtaking and passing trams (and buses travelling along tram tracks). Rule 143 deals with overtaking or passing a vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign.



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