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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 242

Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a footpath or shared path

242 Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a footpath or shared path

(1) A person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy on a footpath or shared path must:
(a) keep to the left of the footpath or shared path unless it is impracticable to do so, and
(b) give way to any pedestrian (except a person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy) who is on the footpath or shared path.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Footpath" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : For this rule,
"give way" means the person must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision--see the definition in the Dictionary.
Note 3 : Bicycle riders on footpaths and shared paths must give way to persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices or toys, as well as other pedestrians--see rule 250 (2).
Note 4 : Another law of this jurisdiction may prescribe give way rules for persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices or toys.
(2) A
"shared path" is an area open to the public (except a separated footpath) that is designated for, or has as one of its main uses, use by both the riders of bicycles and pedestrians, and includes a length of path for use by both bicycles and pedestrians beginning at a shared path sign or shared path road marking and ending at the nearest of the following:
(a) an end shared path sign or end shared path road marking,
(b) a no bicycles sign or no bicycles road marking,
(c) a bicycle path sign or bicycle path road marking,
(d) a road (except a road related area),
(e) the end of the path.
Note :
"Bicycle" and
"no bicycles road marking" are defined in the Dictionary,
"road related area" is defined in rule 13, and
"bicycle path road marking" and
"separated footpath" are defined in rule 239.
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(3) In this rule:

"end shared path road marking" means a shared path road marking with the word "end".

"shared path road marking" means a road marking consisting of a pedestrian symbol above a bicycle symbol.



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