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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 231

Crossing a road at pedestrian lights

231 Crossing a road at pedestrian lights

(1) A pedestrian approaching or at an intersection, or another place on a road, with pedestrian lights and traffic lights must comply with this rule.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Intersection" ,
"pedestrian lights" and
"traffic lights" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) If the pedestrian lights show a red pedestrian light and the pedestrian has not already started crossing the intersection or road, the pedestrian must not start to cross until the pedestrian lights change to green.
Note 1 :
"Green pedestrian light" and
"red pedestrian light" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : A traffic control device (including pedestrian lights) generally only applies to a person if the device faces the person--see Part 20, Division 3, especially rule 340.
(3) If, while the pedestrian is crossing the road, the pedestrian lights change to flashing red or red, the pedestrian must not stay on the road for longer than necessary to cross safely to the nearer (in the direction of travel of the pedestrian) of the following:
(a) a dividing strip, safety zone, or traffic island, forming part of the area set aside or used by pedestrians to cross the road at the intersection or place (the
"safety area" ),
(b) the nearest side of the road.
Note :
"Dividing strip" and
"traffic island" are defined in the Dictionary, and
"safety zone" is defined in rule 162.
(4) If, under subrule (3), the pedestrian crosses to the safety area, the pedestrian must remain in the safety area until the pedestrian lights change to green.
(5) However, if the pedestrian cannot operate the pedestrian lights from the safety area, the pedestrian may cross to the far side of the road when:
(a) the traffic lights change to green or flashing yellow, or there is no red traffic light showing, and
(b) it is safe to do so.
Note :
"Red traffic light" is defined in the Dictionary.
(6) In this rule:

"road" does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note :
"Road related area" is defined in rule 13, and
"shoulder" is defined in rule 12.
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