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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 198

Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway etc

198 Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway etc

(1) A driver must not stop on a road in a position that obstructs access by vehicles or pedestrians to or from a footpath ramp or a similar way of access to a footpath, or a bicycle path or passageway unless:
(a) the driver is driving a public bus that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(b) the driver stops in a parking bay and the driver is permitted to stop in the parking bay under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Bicycle path" is defined in rule 239, and
"footpath" ,
"parking bay" and
"public bus" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) A driver must not stop on or across a driveway or other way of access for vehicles travelling to or from adjacent land unless:
(a) the driver:
(i) is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, and
(ii) does not leave the vehicle unattended, and
(iii) completes the dropping off, or picking up, of the passengers, and drives on, as soon as possible and, in any case, within 2 minutes after stopping, or
(b) the driver stops in a parking bay and the driver is permitted to stop in the parking bay under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Adjacent land" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : A driver stops on or across a driveway or way of access if any part of the vehicle is on or across the driveway or way of access--see rule 350.
Example :

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In the example, the vehicle marked with an "X" is stopped in contravention of subrule (2).
(3) For this rule, a driver leaves a vehicle
"unattended" if the driver leaves the vehicle so that the driver is over 3 metres from the closest point of the vehicle.



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