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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 80

Stopping at a children's crossing

80 Stopping at a children's crossing

(1) A driver approaching a children's crossing must drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Children's crossing" is defined in subrule (6).
(2) A driver approaching or at a children's crossing must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line at the crossing if:
(a) a hand-held stop sign is displayed at the crossing, or
(b) a pedestrian is on or entering the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Stop line" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 322 (3) and (4) deal with the meaning of a traffic control device a place.
(3) If a driver stops at a children's crossing for a hand-held stop sign, the driver must not proceed until there is no pedestrian on or entering the crossing and the holder of the sign:
(a) no longer displays the sign towards the driver, or
(b) otherwise indicates that the driver may proceed.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(4) If a driver stops at a children's crossing for a pedestrian, the driver must not proceed until there is no pedestrian on or entering the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(5) For this rule, if a children's crossing extends across a road with a dividing strip, the part of the children's crossing on each side of the dividing strip is taken to be a separate children's crossing.
Note :
"Dividing strip" is defined in the Dictionary.
(6) A
"children's crossing" is an area of a road:
(a) at a place with stop lines marked on the road, and:
(i) children crossing flags, or
(ii) children's crossing signs and twin yellow lights, and
(b) indicated by:
(i) 2 red and white posts erected on each side of the road, or
(ii) 2 parallel continuous or broken lines on the road surface from one side of the road completely or partly across the road, and
(c) extending across the road between the posts or lines.
Note :
"Twin yellow lights" is defined in the Dictionary.
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Hand-held stop signs
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Example :

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In this example, the driver must stop at the stop line because there are pedestrians on the children's crossing.
Note : Example 2 in rule 80 of the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced because it is not relevant to this jurisdiction.



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