(1) A driver must not stop within 1 metre of a fire hydrant, fire hydrant indicator, or fire plug indicator, unless:(a) the driver is driving a public bus, and the driver stops at a bus stop or in a bus zone and does not leave the bus unattended, or(b) the driver is driving a taxi, and the driver stops in a taxi zone and does not leave the taxi unattended, or(c) the driver is driving a public minibus, and the driver stops in a minibus zone and does not leave the minibus unattended.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note 1 :
"Bus zone" is defined in rule 183,
"public bus" and
"taxi" are defined in the Dictionary,
"minibus zone" is defined in rule 184, and
"taxi zone" is defined in rule 182.Note 2 : Neither minibus zones nor the term
"public minibus" are used in this jurisdiction. The references to those terms in this subrule are retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules .
(2) For this rule, a driver leaves a vehicle
"unattended" if the driver leaves the vehicle so the driver is over 3 metres from the closest point of the vehicle.
(3) In this rule:
"fire hydrant" means an upright pipe with a spout, nozzle or other outlet for drawing water from a main or service pipe in case of fire or other emergency.
Fire hydrant indicators Fire plug indicator