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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 262

Proceeding when bicycle crossing lights change to yellow or red

262 Proceeding when bicycle crossing lights change to yellow or red

(1) The rider of a bicycle who is crossing at an intersection, or another place on a road, with bicycle crossing lights and traffic lights must comply with this rule.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Bicycle crossing lights" ,
"intersection" and
"traffic lights" are defined in the Dictionary.
(2) If the bicycle crossing lights change from green to yellow, flashing yellow, red or flashing red while the rider is crossing the road, the rider must not stay on the road for longer than necessary to cross safely to the nearer (in the direction of travel of the rider) of the following:
(a) a dividing strip, safety zone, or traffic island, forming part of the area set aside or used by riders of bicycles to cross the road at the intersection or place (the
"safety area" ),
(b) the far side of the road.
Note :
"Dividing strip" and
"traffic island" are defined in the Dictionary, and
"safety zone" is defined in rule 162.
(2A) Despite subrule (2), in the circumstances set out in that subrule the rider may instead return to the side of the road, or to the safety area, that he or she has just left, but only if:
(a) at the time the lights change, that side or safety area is closer to him or her than the side or safety area (whichever is the closer) that he or she was heading for at that time, and
(b) he or she does not stay on the road for longer than is necessary to return to that side or safety area.
(3) If, under subrule (2), the rider crosses to the safety area, the rider must remain in the safety area until the bicycle crossing lights change to green.
(4) However, if the rider cannot operate the bicycle crossing lights from the safety area, the rider 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.
(5) 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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