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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 310

Exemption for road workers etc

310 Exemption for road workers etc

(1) A provision mentioned in subrule (2) does not apply to a person at the site of, and engaged in, roadworks if, in the circumstances:
(a) it is not practicable for the person to comply with the provision, and
(b) sufficient warning of the roadworks has been given to other road users.
Note :
"Roadworks" is defined in subrule (4).
(2) Subrule (1) applies to the following provisions:
• Part 4 (Making turns), Division 1 (Left turns) and Division 2 (Right turns)
• Part 7 (Giving way), except:
-- rule 67 (Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at an intersection without traffic lights)
-- rule 68 (Stopping and giving way at a stop sign or stop line at other places)
-- rule 69 (Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at an intersection)
-- rule 70 (Giving way at a give way sign at a bridge or length of narrow road)
-- rule 71 (Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at other places)
-- rule 79-1 (NSW rule: interfering or interrupting funeral cortege or authorised procession)
-- rule 79-2 (NSW rule: precedence at ferries, punts, bridges or railway crossings)
• Part 8 (Traffic signs and road markings), except:
-- rule 102 (Clearance and low clearance signs)
-- rule 103 (Load limit signs)
• Part 11 (Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules)
• Part 12 (Restrictions on stopping and parking)
• rule 224 (Using horns and similar warning devices)
• Part 14 (Rules for pedestrians), except rule 236 (1) (which is about causing a traffic hazard by moving into the path of an approaching vehicle)
• rule 264 (Wearing of seatbelts by drivers)
• rule 265 (Wearing of seatbelts by passengers 16 years old, or older)
• rule 268 (How persons must travel in or on a motor vehicle)
• rule 288 (Driving on a path)
• rule 289 (Driving on a nature strip)
• rule 290 (Driving on a traffic island)
• rule 291-1 (NSW rule: engine of stationary vehicle to be switched off to prevent noise)
• rule 294-3 (NSW rule: towing restrictions generally)
• rule 296 (Driving a vehicle in reverse)
• rule 297 (2) (which requires a driver to have a clear view of the surrounding road and traffic)
• rule 298 (Driving with a person in a trailer).
Note : This subrule is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 310 of the Australian Road Rules . Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(3) Rule 20 (Obeying the speed limit) does not apply to a driver:
(a) driving a snow-clearing vehicle and engaged in snow-clearing, or
(b) driving a motor vehicle and engaged in speed zoning tests authorised under another law of this jurisdiction.
(4) In this rule:

"roadworks" means:
(a) construction or maintenance of a road, or
(b) road cleaning, or
(c) installation or maintenance work authorised under another law of this jurisdiction on, above or below a road, or
(d) installation or maintenance of a traffic control device, traffic-related item or traffic monitoring device, or
(e) a traffic survey authorised under another law of this jurisdiction, or
(f) a road surface survey test.
Note 1 :
"Traffic control device" and
"traffic-related item" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : A person may need to be authorised under another law of this jurisdiction to carry out roadworks or tests mentioned in this rule.



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