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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 222-2

NSW rule: using warning systems for buses carrying school children

222-2 NSW rule: using warning systems for buses carrying school children

(1) A driver must not drive a bus for school purposes unless a warning system is attached to the bus.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2) The driver of a bus being used for school purposes must activate the flashing lights of a warning system when stopping the bus to drop off, or pick up, children.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3) The driver of a bus must not activate the flashing lights of a warning system fitted to the bus when the bus is not being used for school purposes.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(4) For the purposes of this rule, a bus is driven or used for school purposes if:
(a) it is being used to convey children (whether with or without adult passengers) to or from school:
(i) between 7.00 am and 9.30 am on a weekday, or
(ii) between 2.30 pm and 5.00 pm on a weekday, or
(b) it is used solely for the purpose of conveying children to or from school.
(5) This rule does not apply to the following drivers:
(a) the driver of a bus:
(i) that is operating on charter for a school excursion or being used for community service activities, and
(ii) where no individual fares are being directly collected or school passes used,
(b) the driver of a bus that is owned by a person that the Authority has exempted from compliance with clause 25 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note :
"Authority" is defined in the Act.
(6) In this rule:

"warning system" has the same meaning as in clause 25 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note 1 : Clause 25 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 requires the owner of a bus that is used for school purposes not to permit the bus to be driven unless a warning system is attached to the bus.
Note 2 : This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules .



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