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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 307-2

NSW rule: exemption for drivers of motor breakdown service vehicles or tow trucks

307-2 NSW rule: exemption for drivers of motor breakdown service vehicles or tow trucks

(1) A provision mentioned in subrule (2) does not apply to the driver of a motor breakdown service vehicle or tow truck using an emergency stopping lane or a shoulder to the left side of a road if:
(a) the driver is proceeding to the scene of a crash or to a vehicle that has broken down, and
(b) the driver is driving on:
(i) a freeway, or
(ii) a length of road to which a speed limit sign of at least 80 kilometres per hour applies immediately before entering the lane or shoulder of the road, and
(c) the motor breakdown service vehicle or tow truck being driven displays an amber flashing signal by means of a light or lights mounted on the top of the vehicle, and
(d) the motor breakdown service vehicle or tow truck is being driven in the lane or shoulder of the road at a speed not exceeding 30 kilometres per hour, and
(e) the driver gives way to any emergency vehicle in the lane or shoulder of the road, and
(f) the driver is driving in the same direction in the lane or shoulder of the road as the traffic immediately before entering the lane or shoulder of the road, and
(g) the driver is taking reasonable care (particularly when driving near other vehicles, pedestrians or cyclists in the lane or shoulder of the road), and
(h) it is safe to do so.
Note :
"Crash" ,
"emergency vehicle" ,
"motor breakdown service vehicle" and
"tow truck" are defined in the Dictionary, and
"emergency stopping lane" is defined in rule 95.
(2) Subrule (1) applies to the following provisions:
• rule 95 (Emergency stopping lane only signs)
• rule 143 (1A)
• rule 146 (Driving within a single marked lane or line of traffic)
• rule 150 (Driving on or across a continuous white edge line).
Note : This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules .



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