(1) A driver must not drive a bus for school purposes unless a school bus sign is clearly displayed on both the front and the rear of the bus.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note :
"Bus" is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) For the purposes of this rule, a bus is driven for
"school purposes" if the bus is being used:(a) solely or principally for the conveyance of children to or from school, and(b) on a journey wholly outside a transport district.Note :
"Transport district" is defined in the Dictionary.
(3) This rule does not apply to the driver of a bus that is operated in accordance with rule 222-2.Note : Rule 222-2 provides for the use by drivers of warning systems fitted to buses used to convey school children.
(4) In this rule:
"school bus sign" means a sign that complies with clause 24 (2) of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .Note 1 : Clause 24 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 requires the owner of a bus that is driven for school purposes to attach school bus signs, or to provide school bus signs for the driver to attach, to the bus. A school bus sign is a sign containing the words "School Bus" in block letters of a certain height and coloured black on a fluorescent yellow background.
Note 2 : This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules .