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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 156

Transit lanes

156 Transit lanes

(1) A driver must not drive in a transit lane unless:
(a) the driver is driving:
(i) a public bus, public minibus, motor bike, taxi or tram, or
(ii) if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T2) sign --a vehicle carrying at least 1 other person, or
(iii) if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T3) sign --a vehicle carrying at least 2 other people, or
(b) the driver is permitted to drive in the transit lane under rule 158.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Motor bike" ,
"public bus" ,
"taxi" and
"tram" 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 .
Note 3 : 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) A
"transit lane" is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane:
(a) beginning at a transit lane sign, and
(b) ending at an end transit lane sign.
Note :
"Marked lane" is defined in the Dictionary.
:

Transit lane signs
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End transit lane signs
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Note for diagrams : There are a number of other permitted versions of the transit lane sign --see the diagrams in Schedule 3.



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