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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 23

Speed limit in a school zone

23 Speed limit in a school zone

(1) The speed limit applying to a driver for any length of road in a school zone is the number of kilometres per hour indicated by the number on the school zone sign on a road, or the road, into the zone.
Note 1 :
"Length" of road is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : A school zone sign may indicate that it applies only at certain times, on certain days or in certain circumstances--see rules 317 and 318.
Note 3 : This subrule applies to road related areas in the school zone--see rule 11 (2).
(2) A
"school zone" is:
(a) if there is a school zone sign and an end school zone sign, or a speed limit sign with a different number on the sign, on a road and there is no intersection on the length of road between the signs--that length of road, or
(b) if there is a school zone sign on a road that ends in a dead end and there is no intersection, nor a sign mentioned in paragraph (a), on the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the dead end--that length of road, or
(c) in any other case--the network of roads in an area with:
(i) a school zone sign on each road into the area, indicating the same number, and
(ii) an end school zone sign, or a speed limit sign indicating a different number, on each road out of the area.
Note :
"Intersection" is defined in the Dictionary.
(3) In subrule (2) (c) (i) and (ii):

"road" does not include a road related area.
Note :
"Road related area" is defined in rule 13.
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graphicgraphic
Note 1 for diagrams : There are other permitted versions of the school zone sign --see the diagrams in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagrams : A school zone sign or end school zone sign may have a different number on the sign--see rule 316 (4).
Note 3 for diagrams : School days are any days other than a Saturday or Sunday, a day that is a public holiday or a day publicly notified as a school holiday for government schools--see rule 318 (3-1).



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