(1) A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not drive in a bicycle lane, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the bicycle lane under this rule or rule 158.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note 1 :
"Bicycle" is defined in the Dictionary.Note 2 : Rule 158 provides additional exceptions applying to this rule, and also provides a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against this rule.
(2) If stopping or parking is permitted at a place in a bicycle lane under another law of this jurisdiction, a driver may drive for up to 50 metres in the bicycle lane to stop or park at that place.Note : Part 12 deals with parking and restricted stopping areas.
(3) A driver may drive for up to 50 metres in a bicycle lane if:(a) the driver is driving a public bus, public minibus or taxi, and is dropping off or picking up, passengers, and(b) there is not another law of this jurisdiction prohibiting the driver from driving in the bicycle lane.Note 1 :
"Public bus" and
"taxi" are defined in the Dictionary.Note 2 : The term
"public minibus" is not a term that is used in this jurisdiction. The reference to that term in this subrule is retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules .
"bicycle lane" is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane:(a) beginning at a bicycle lane sign applying to the lane, or a road marking comprising both a white bicycle symbol and the word lane painted in white, and(b) ending at the nearest of the following:(i) an end bicycle lane sign applying to the lane, or a road marking comprising both a white bicycle symbol and the words lane end painted in white,(ii) an intersection (unless the lane is at the unbroken side of the continuing road at a T-intersection or continued across the intersection by broken lines),(iii) if the road ends at a dead end--the end of the road.Note :
"Continuing road" ,
"marked lane" and
"T-intersection" are defined in the Dictionary.