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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 21

Speed limit where a speed limit sign applies

21 Speed limit where a speed limit sign applies

(1) The speed limit applying to a driver for a length of road to which a speed limit sign applies is the number of kilometres per hour indicated by the number on the sign.
Note :
"Length" of road is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) However, if the number on the speed limit sign is over 100 and the driver is driving a vehicle with a GVM over 4.5 tonnes or a vehicle and trailer combination with a GCM over 4.5 tonnes, the speed limit applying to the driver for the length of road is 100 kilometres per hour.
Note 1 :
"Combination" and
"trailer" are defined in the Dictionary,
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15, and
"GCM" and
"GVM" are defined in the Act.
Note 2 : This subrule is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 21 of the Australian Road Rules . Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(3) A speed limit sign on a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearest of the following:
(a) a speed limit sign on the road with a different number on the sign,
(b) an end speed limit sign or speed derestriction sign on the road,
(c) if the road ends at a T-intersection or dead end--the end of the road.
Note 1 :
"T-intersection" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 322 (1) and (2) deal with the meaning of a traffic sign
"on" a road.
:

Speed limit signs
graphicgraphic
Other signs
graphicgraphic
Note 1 for diagrams : There are a number of other permitted versions of the speed limit sign and the end speed limit sign --see the diagrams in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagrams : A speed limit sign or end speed limit sign may have a different number on the sign--see rule 316 (4).



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