(1) A driver (except the driver of a public bus) must not drive in a bus lane, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the bus lane under rule 158.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note 1 :
"Public bus" 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.
"bus lane" is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane:(a) beginning at a bus lane sign (whether or not there is also a bus lane road marking) and ending at the nearest of the following:(i) an end bus lane sign,(ii) a traffic sign that indicates the beginning of another special purpose lane, or(b) beginning at a bus lane road marking (if there is no bus lane sign) and ending at the next intersection.Note :
"marked lane" ,
"special purpose lane" and
"traffic sign" are defined in the Dictionary.
(3) In this rule:
"bus lane road marking" means a road marking consisting of:(a) the letters "BL", or(b) the words "bus lane", or(c) the words "bus only" or "buses only".Note :
"Road marking" is defined in the Dictionary.
Bus lane signs End bus lane signs
Note for diagrams : There are a number of other permitted versions of bus lane signs --see the diagrams in Schedule 3.