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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 197

Stopping on a path, dividing strip, nature strip, painted island or traffic island

197 Stopping on a path, dividing strip, nature strip, painted island or traffic island

(1) A driver must not stop on a bicycle path, footpath, shared path or dividing strip, or a nature strip adjacent to a length of road in a built-up area, unless:
(a) the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules, or
(b) the driver is permitted to stop under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Bicycle path" is defined in rule 239,
"built-up area" ,
"dividing strip" ,
"footpath" ,
"nature strip" and
"parking control sign" are defined in the Dictionary, and
"shared path" is defined in rule 242.
Note 2 : A
"separated footpath" is a particular kind of footpath--see rule 239.
(1A) A driver must not stop on a painted island.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Painted island" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 85 deals with the give way rules applying to a driver entering a turning lane from a painted island and rule 138 deals with keeping off painted islands.
(1B) A driver must not stop on a traffic island.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Traffic island" is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) Subrules (1) and (1B) do not apply to the rider of a bicycle or animal.
Note :
"Bicycle" is defined in the Dictionary.



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