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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 234

Crossing a road on or near a crossing for pedestrians

234 Crossing a road on or near a crossing for pedestrians

(1) A pedestrian must not cross a road, or part of a road, within 20 metres of a crossing on the road, except at the crossing or another crossing, unless the pedestrian is:
(a) crossing, or helping another pedestrian to cross, an area of the road between tram tracks and the far left side of the road to get on, or after getting off, a tram or public bus, or
(b) crossing to or from a safety zone, or
(c) crossing at an intersection with traffic lights and a pedestrians may cross diagonally sign, or
(d) crossing in a shared zone, or
(e) crossing a road, or a part of a road, from which vehicles are excluded, either permanently or temporarily.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Intersection" ,
"public bus" ,
"traffic lights" ,
"tram" and
"tram tracks" are defined in the Dictionary,
"safety zone" is defined in rule 162, and
"shared zone" is defined in rule 24.
(2) A pedestrian must not stay on a crossing on a road for longer than necessary to cross the road safely.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3) Subrule (2) does not apply to a person who:
(a) has been authorised to conduct a scheme under Division 5 (Child safety) of Part 3 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 , and
(b) is on the crossing for the purpose of carrying out the scheme.
Note 1 : Subrule (3) is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 234 of the Australian Road Rules . However, the corresponding subrule in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a person who is helping pedestrians cross a road at a crossing to stay on the crossing for longer than is necessary for road safety. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
Note 2 : Division 5 (Child safety) of Part 3 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 enables the Authority to authorise persons to conduct schemes designed to assist children to cross roads with safety.
(4) In this rule:

"crossing" means a children's crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing.
Note :
"Children's crossing" is defined in rule 80,
"marked foot crossing" is defined in the Dictionary, and
"pedestrian crossing" is defined in rule 81.
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