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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 95

Emergency stopping lane only signs

95 Emergency stopping lane only signs

(1) A driver must not drive in an emergency stopping lane unless:
(a) the driver needs to drive in the emergency stopping lane to avoid a collision, to stop in the lane, or because the driver's vehicle is disabled, or
(b) the driver is driving a police or emergency vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Driver's vehicle" ,
"emergency vehicle" and
"police vehicle" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 178 deals with stopping in an emergency stopping lane.
Note 3 : Subrule (1) (b) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 95 of the Australian Road Rules . However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a driver to drive in an emergency stopping lane. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2) This rule does not apply to the rider of a bicycle.
Note 1 :
"Bicycle" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : If a no bicycles sign applies to the emergency stopping lane, the rider must not ride in the lane--see rule 252.
(3) In this rule:

"emergency stopping lane" means a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane, to which an emergency stopping lane only sign applies.
Note 1 :
"Marked lane" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 329 explains when a traffic control device applies to a marked lane.
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Note for diagram : The sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction--see rule 316 (4).



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