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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 233

Crossing a road to or from a tram

233 Crossing a road to or from a tram

(1) A pedestrian must not cross a road to get on a tram at a tram stop until the tram has stopped at the tram stop.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Tram" is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) A pedestrian crossing a road after getting off a tram:
(a) must cross to the nearest footpath by the shortest safe route or, if there is no footpath, cross the road by the shortest safe route, and
(b) must not stay on the road for longer than necessary to cross the road safely.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Footpath" is defined in the Dictionary.
(3) This rule does not apply to a pedestrian:
(a) on a safety zone, or
(b) crossing a road to or from a safety zone.
Note :
"Safety zone" is defined in rule 162.
(4) Subrule (2) does not apply to:
(a) a pedestrian in a shared zone, or
(b) an employee of a public transport operator who is in uniform and engaged in carrying out his or her duties.
Note :
"Shared zone" is defined in rule 24.
(5) In this rule:

"road" does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.

"tram" includes a bus travelling along tram tracks.
Note 1 :
"Bus" and
"travelling along tram tracks" are defined in the Dictionary,
"road related area" is defined in rule 13, and
"shoulder" is defined in rule 12.
Note 2 : For the duties of drivers where there are pedestrians getting on or off trams or buses, or in safety zones, see rules 162 to 164A.



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