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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 147

Moving from one marked lane to another marked lane across a continuous line separating the lanes

147 Moving from one marked lane to another marked lane across a continuous line separating the lanes

A driver on a multi-lane road must not move from one marked lane to another marked lane by crossing a continuous line separating the lanes unless:

(a) the driver is avoiding an obstruction, or
(b) the driver is obeying a traffic control device applying to the first marked lane, or
(c) the driver is permitted to drive in both marked lanes under another provision of these Rules or under another law of this jurisdiction, or
(d) either of the marked lanes is a special purpose lane in which the driver is permitted to drive under these Rules and the driver is moving to or from the special purpose lane, or
(e) either of the marked lanes is a special purpose lane during specified times only and the driver:
(i) is moving to or from that lane outside of the times during which it is a special purpose lane, and
(ii) is permitted to drive in that lane outside of the times during which it is a special purpose lane under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Marked lane" ,
"multi-lane road" ,
"obstruction" ,
"special purpose lane" and
"traffic control device" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : An overhead lane control device may require a driver to leave a marked lane--see rule 152.
Note 3 : Drivers of certain long vehicles are permitted to use 2 marked lanes when turning at an intersection--see rule 28 (left turns) and rule 32 (right turns).
Note 4 : Rule 95 deals with driving in emergency stopping lanes, and Division 6 of this Part deals with driving in other special purpose lanes.



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