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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 179

Stopping in a loading zone

179 Stopping in a loading zone

(1) A driver must not stop in a loading zone unless the driver is driving:
(a) a public bus that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(b) a truck that is dropping off, or picking up, goods, or
(c) any of the following vehicles:
(i) a vehicle that a person is getting into or out of or getting on or off,
(ii) a station wagon or a motor bike that has 3 wheels and is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods,
(iii) a motor vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods (other than a vehicle referred to in subparagraph (ii)).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Public bus" and
"truck" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Subrule (1) (c) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 179 of the Australian Road Rules . However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a driver of specified vehicles to stop in a loading zone. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2) A driver who is permitted to stop in a loading zone must not stay continuously in the zone for longer than:
(a) 30 minutes, or
(b) if information on or with the loading zone signs applying to the loading zone indicates another time--the indicated time, or
(c) for a driver of a vehicle referred to in subrule (1) (c):
(i) in the case of a vehicle that a person is getting into or out of or getting on or off--the period during which the person is getting into or out of, or on or off, the vehicle, or
(ii) in the case of a station wagon or a motor bike that has 3 wheels and is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods--the period during which goods are being dropped off or picked up from the vehicle or 15 minutes (whichever is the lesser), or
(iii) in the case of a motor vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods (other than a vehicle referred to in subparagraph (ii))--the period during which goods are being dropped off or picked up from the vehicle or 30 minutes (whichever is the lesser).
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Motor bike" ,
"motor vehicle" ,
"station wagon" and
"with" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Subrule (2) (c) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 179 of the Australian Road Rules . However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to specify the period during which the driver of a vehicle permitted to stop in loading zones may stop in such zones. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(3) A
"loading zone" is a length of a road to which a loading zone sign applies.
(3-1) This rule does not apply to a driver who stops a goods vehicle in a ticket-operated loading zone.
Note 1 :
"Goods vehicle" and
"ticket-operated loading zone" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 179-1 makes special provision for goods vehicles stopping in ticket-operated loading zones.
Note 3 : This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 179 of the Australian Road Rules .
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graphic
Note 1 for diagram : There is another permitted version of the loading zone sign --see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram : A loading zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged--see rule 316 (4).



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