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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 177

Stopping on a freeway

177 Stopping on a freeway

(1) A driver must not stop on a freeway unless:
(a) the driver stops in an emergency stopping lane, or
(b) the driver's vehicle is permitted to stop on the freeway under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Driver's vehicle" is defined in the Dictionary, and
"emergency stopping lane" is defined in rule 95.
Note 2 : Rule 178 sets out when a driver can stop in an emergency stopping lane.
(1-1) This rule does not apply to:
(a) the driver of a truck while stopped in a truck parking area, or
(b) the driver of a public bus used to provide a public passenger service, while stopped:
(i) in a bus parking area, or
(ii) in a bus zone or at a bus stop to drop off or pick up passengers, or
(c) the driver of a vehicle who is authorised to maintain facilities in a bus parking area, while stopped in the bus parking area for that purpose.
Note 1 :
"Bus parking area" ,
"public bus" ,
"public passenger service" ,
"truck" and
"truck parking area" are defined in the Dictionary.
"Bus zone" is defined in rule 183 (2).
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 : This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 177 of the Australian Road Rules .
(2) A
"freeway" is a length of road to which a freeway sign applies.
(3) A freeway sign on a road applies to a length of road beginning at the sign (including any road into which the length of road merges) and ending at the next end freeway sign on the road.
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Freeway signs
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End freeway sign
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Note for diagrams : There are a number of other permitted versions of each of these signs--see the diagrams in Schedule 3.



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