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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 235

Crossing a level crossing

235 Crossing a level crossing

(1) A pedestrian must not cross a railway line, or tram tracks, at a level crossing unless:
(a) there is a pedestrian facility at the crossing and the pedestrian uses the facility, or
(b) there is no pedestrian facility at, or within 20 metres of, the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 : Level crossing is defined in rule 120.
Note 2 : If the pedestrian facility is a footpath or shared path at which there is a red pedestrian light, rule 235A imposes further obligations on pedestrians using the facility.
(2) A pedestrian must not cross a railway line, or tram tracks, at a level crossing if:
(a) warning lights (for example, twin red lights or rotating red lights) are flashing or warning bells are ringing, or
(b) a gate, boom or barrier at the crossing is closed or is opening or closing, or
(c) a train or tram is on or entering the crossing, or
(d) a train or tram approaching the crossing can be seen from the crossing or is sounding a warning, and there would be a danger of the pedestrian being struck by the train or tram if the pedestrian entered the crossing, or
(e) the crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, is blocked.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Example for subrule (2) (e) : The crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, may be blocked by congested traffic, a disabled vehicle, a collision between vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian, or by stock on the road.
Note :
"Enter" and
"twin red lights" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2A) If any of the following events occurs after a pedestrian has started to cross a railway line, or tram tracks, at a level crossing, he or she must finish crossing the line or tracks without delay:
(a) warning lights start flashing or warning bells start ringing,
(b) a gate, boom or barrier starts to close,
(c) a train or tram approaches the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3) In this rule:

"pedestrian facility" means a footpath, bridge or other structure designed for the use of pedestrians.
Note :
"Footpath" is defined in the Dictionary.



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