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ROAD RULES 2014 -

DICTIONARY

(Rule 4)

Words and expressions used in these Rules that are defined in the Act, but are not defined for the purposes of these Rules, have the same meanings as in the Act--see rule 4 (3-1). Examples of such words and expressions include the following:

"Authority"

"coach"

"driver licence"

"GCM"

"GVM"

"learner licence"

"light rail vehicle"
Words and expressions that are defined both in the Act and in these Rules have the meanings given by these Rules--see rule 4 (3-1). Examples of such words and expressions include
"driver" ,
"road" ,
"road related area" and
"vehicle" .
Introductory note 2 : Some words and expressions that are defined in this Dictionary are not defined in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . Many of these words and expressions relate to provisions that are NSW provisions that do not correspond to provisions in the Australian Road Rules .


"adjacent land" , for a road, means land next to the road (whether or not it adjoins the road), but does not include a road or road related area.

Note 1 :
"Land" includes premises or a part of premises--see the definition in this Dictionary.
Note 2 :
"Road" is defined in rule 12, and
"road related area" in rule 13.

"alcohol interlock device" means a device in a vehicle that is designed to prevent the vehicle from being started or driven unless the device is supplied with a breath sample that contains either no alcohol, or less than a certain concentration of alcohol.
Note : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary to the Australian Road Rules . It sets out the definition for the term in rule 221 of the Australian Road Rules instead of referring to rule 221 because rule 221 is not reproduced in these Rules.

"angle parking" --see rule 210.

"applicable vehicle standards law" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"approaching" , for a driver, means approaching from any direction.

"approved bicycle helmet" means a protective helmet for bicycle riders of a type approved by the Authority.
Note 1 :
"Authority" is defined in the Act.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for who may approve such helmets. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"approved booster seat" --see rule 266.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"approved child restraint" --see rule 266.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"approved child safety harness" --see rule 266.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"approved motor bike helmet" --see rule 270.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"approved seatbelt" means a seatbelt that is fitted to a vehicle in compliance with the applicable vehicle standards (within the meaning of the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 ) for the vehicle concerned.
Note : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for who may approve seatbelts. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"area" includes:
(a) a bridge, and
(b) a network of roads, and
(c) a slip lane.
Note :
"Slip lane" is defined in this Dictionary.

"articulated vehicle" means a motor vehicle having at its rear a portion, on wheels, that is pivoted to, and a part of which (not being a pole, draw-bar or similar device or an accessory of it) is superimposed on, the forward portion of the vehicle.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"Australian Road Rules" means the document entitled the Australian Road Rules as approved by the Australian Transport Council, and published by the National Transport Commission, from time to time.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"authorised person" means:
(a) a police officer, or
(b) a person who is appointed by the Authority as an authorised officer for the purposes of the provision in which the expression is used.
Note 1 :
"Authority" is defined in the Act.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for who is an authorised person. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"authorised T-Way vehicle" --see rule 157-1.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"axle" means that part of a vehicle consisting of 1 or more shafts, spindles or bearings in the same transverse vertical plane or between 2 parallel transverse vertical planes not more than 1 metre apart, by means of which, in conjunction with wheels mounted on such shafts, spindles or bearings, the whole or portion of the weight of the vehicle and its loading is continuously transmitted to the road surface.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"axle group" means a single axle, a tandem axle group or a tri-axle group.
Note 1 :
"Single axle" ,
"tandem axle group" and
"tri-axle group" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"B light" means a red, white or yellow B light.
Note :
"Red B light" ,
"white B light" and
"yellow B light" are defined in this Dictionary.

"B lights" means a device designed to show a B light, or 2 or more B lights at different times.

"bicycle" means a vehicle with 2 or more wheels that is built to be propelled by human power through a belt, chain or gears (whether or not it has an auxiliary motor), and includes:
(a) a pedicab, penny-farthing and tricycle, and
(b) a power-assisted pedal cycle within the meaning of vehicle standards, as amended from time to time, determined under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 of the Commonwealth other than one that has an internal combustion engine or engines,
but does not include:
(c) a wheelchair, wheeled recreational device, wheeled toy, or
(d) any vehicle with an auxiliary motor capable of generating a power output over 200 watts (whether or not the motor is operating), other than a vehicle referred to in paragraph (b), or
(e) any vehicle that has an internal combustion engine or engines.
Note 1 :
"Power-assisted pedal cycle" is defined in the Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule--Definitions and Vehicle Categories) 2005 determined under section 7 of the Motor Vehicle Standards Act 1989 of the Commonwealth. The definition of
"power-assisted pedal cycle" includes pedalecs within the meaning of that Standard (which may have one or more auxiliary propulsion motors generating a combined power output not exceeding 250 watts).
Note 2 :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15, and
"wheelchair" ,
"wheeled recreational device" and
"wheeled toy" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 3 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"bicycle crossing light" means a green, yellow or red bicycle crossing light.
Note :
"Green bicycle crossing light" ,
"yellow bicycle crossing light" and
"red bicycle crossing light" are defined in this Dictionary.

"bicycle crossing lights" means a device designed to show a bicycle crossing light, or 2 or more bicycle crossing lights at different times.
Note :
"Bicycle crossing light" is defined in this Dictionary.

"bicycle hook turn storage area" means an area between an intersection and a marked foot crossing, or if there is no marked foot crossing, a stop line, before the intersection that has painted on it one or more bicycle symbols and one or more right traffic lane arrows, and includes any line that delineates the right side of the area, and any line that delineates the left side of the area that is not also a stop line or part of a marked foot crossing and excludes any bicycle storage area.
Note 1 :
"Intersection" ,
"bicycle symbol" ,
"right traffic lane arrows" ,
"motor vehicle" and
"marked foot crossing" are defined in this Dictionary and
"hook turns" are described in rules 34 and 35.
Note 2 : See example in rule 35.

"bicycle lane" --see rule 153.

"bicycle path" --see rule 239.

"bicycle path road marking" --see rule 239.

"bicycle storage area" means:
(a) an area of a road before an intersection with traffic lights:
(i) that has painted on it one or more bicycle symbols, and
(ii) that is between two parallel stop lines, regardless of whether the lines are of equal length, and
(iii) that opens out from a bicycle lane,
but does not include any stop line, or
(b) if another law of this jurisdiction defines a bicycle storage area, that area as defined under that law.
Note :
"Intersection" ,
"traffic lights" ,
"bicycle symbol" and
"stop line" are defined in this Dictionary.

"bicycle symbol" means a symbol consisting of a picture of a bicycle.
Note : The symbol is, for example, used in a
"bicycle lane sign" , a
"bicycle path sign" and a
"separated footpath sign" --see Schedule 2.

"boot" of a motor vehicle means a compartment that:
(a) is enclosed, or is fitted with a device that enables it to be enclosed, and that is located separately from the driver and passenger seating positions (whether in use or not) of the vehicle, and
(b) is intended for the carriage of luggage or other goods of the driver or passengers,
but does not include a luggage compartment of a station wagon or of a vehicle of a kind known as a utility or panel van.
Note 1 :
"Motor vehicle" and
"station wagon" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"built-up area" , in relation to a length of road, means an area in which either of the following is present for a distance of at least 500 metres or, if the length of road is shorter than 500 metres, for the whole road:
(a) buildings, not over 100 metres apart, on land next to the road,
(b) street lights not over 100 metres apart.
Note :
"Length" of road is defined in this Dictionary.

"bus" means a motor vehicle built mainly to carry people that seats over 12 adults (including the driver).
Note :
"Motor vehicle" is defined in this Dictionary.

"bus lane" --see rule 154.

"bus lane road marking" --see rule 154.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"bus parking area" means an area with:
(a) a permissive parking sign on each road into the area on which appears the words "Bus parking area only", and
(b) a permissive parking sign on each road out of the area that indicates the end of the bus parking area.
Note 1 : For the permitted version of a permissive parking sign referred to in this definition--see the diagrams in Schedule 3.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"bus zone" --see rule 183.

"carriageway" means the portion of a road improved or designed for use by, or used by, the main body of moving vehicles and does not include any shoulder of a road, breakdown lane or other lateral part of the road not so improved, designed or used.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"centre of the road" , for a driver on a two-way road, means the far right side of the part of the road used by traffic travelling in the same direction as the driver.

"centreline" of an axle or axle group means a transverse line through the centre of the axle or axle group and that:
(a) in the case of a single axle comprising more than one axle or a tandem axle group, not being a twin steer axle group:
(i) if both axles are fitted with an equal number of tyres, is a line located midway between those axles, or
(ii) if one axle is fitted with twice the number of tyres than the other axle, is a line one third of the distance between the axles away from the axle fitted with the greater number of tyres towards the axle fitted with the lesser number of tyres, or
(b) in the case of a twin steer axle group, is a line located midway between the 2 axles in the group, or
(c) in the case of a tri-axle group, is a line located midway between the extreme axles.
Note 1 :
"Axle" ,
"axle group" ,
"single axle" ,
"tandem axle group" ,
"tri-axle group" and
"twin steer axle group" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"changes direction" --see rule 45.

"children's crossing" --see rule 80.

"combination" means a group of vehicles consisting of a motor vehicle connected to 1 or more vehicles.
Note :
"Motor vehicle" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"continuing road" , for a T-intersection, means the road (except a road related area) that meets the terminating road at the T-intersection.
Note :
"Road related area" is defined in rule 13, and
"terminating road" and
"T-intersection" are defined in this Dictionary.

"controlled parking hours" , in relation to a pay parking space or pay parking area, means the periods (as set out on the relevant traffic signs) during which a vehicle may not be parked in the space or area unless the relevant parking fee has been paid.
Note 1 :
"Pay parking area" ,
"pay parking space" and
"relevant parking fee" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"converter dolly" means a trailer with one axle group or single axle and a fifth wheel coupling designed to convert a semi-trailer into a dog trailer.
Note 1 :
"Axle group" ,
"dog trailer" ,
"semi-trailer" and
"single axle" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"corresponding heavy vehicle standard" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"coupon parking area" --see rule 207-5.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"coupon parking space" --see rule 207-6.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"crash" includes:
(a) a collision between 2 or more vehicles, or
(b) any other accident or incident involving a vehicle in which a person is killed or injured, property is damaged, or an animal in someone's charge is killed or injured.
Note :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"crossing" means a children's crossing, level crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing.
Note :
"Children's crossing" is defined in rule 80,
"level crossing" is defined in rule 120,
"marked foot crossing" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"pedestrian crossing" is defined in rule 81.

"dangerous goods" means goods that are dangerous goods within the meaning of the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Act 2008 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"disabled person" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"dividing line" means a road marking formed by a line, or 2 parallel lines, whether broken or continuous, designed to indicate the parts of the road to be used by vehicles travelling in opposite directions.
Note :
"Road marking" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"dividing strip" means an area or structure that divides a road lengthways, but does not include a nature strip, bicycle path, footpath or shared path.
Note :
"Bicycle path" is defined in rule 239,
"footpath" and
"nature strip" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"shared path" is defined in rule 242.

"dog trailer" means a trailer (including a trailer consisting of a semi-trailer and converter dolly) with:
(a) one axle group or single axle at the front that is steered by connection to the towing vehicle by a drawbar, and
(b) one axle group or single axle at the rear.
Note 1 :
"Axle group" ,
"drawbar" ,
"semi-trailer" ,
"single axle" and
"trailer" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"drawbar" of a trailer means that portion of the framework of the trailer provided for the purpose of enabling the trailer to be towed.
Note 1 :
"Trailer" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"drive" includes be in control of.

"driver" --see rules 16 and 19.

"driver's vehicle" , for a driver, means the vehicle being driven by the driver.

"edge line" , for a road, means a line marked along the road at or near the far left or far right side of the road (except any road related area of the road).

"electronic parking permit" means an electronic parking permit issued under clause 95 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"emergency stopping lane" --see rule 95.

"emergency vehicle" means any vehicle driven by a person who is:
(a) an emergency worker, and
(b) driving the vehicle in the course of his or her duties as an emergency worker.
Note 1 :
"Emergency worker" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 :
"Drive" includes be in control of--see the definition in this Dictionary.
Note 3 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for what is an emergency vehicle for a provision of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"emergency worker" means:
(a) a member of the Ambulance Service or the ambulance service of another State or Territory, in the course of providing transport in an emergency associated with the provision of aid to sick or injured persons, or
(b) a member of a fire or rescue service operated by a NSW Government agency, a member of the State Emergency Service or a member of a fire brigade (however referred to) or rescue service of the Commonwealth or another State or territory, providing transport in the course of an emergency, or
(b1) a member of Airservices Australia providing transport in the course of a fire or rescue emergency, or
(c) a person (or a person belonging to a class of persons) approved by the Authority.
Note 1 :
"Authority" is defined in the Act.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for who is an emergency worker for a provision of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"enter" an intersection or crossing, for the driver of a vehicle or a train, means enter the intersection or crossing with any part of the vehicle or train.
Note :
"Crossing" and
"intersection" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"footpath" , except in rule 13 (1), means an area open to the public that is designated for, or has as one of its main uses, use by pedestrians.
Note : Rule 13 defines
"road related area" .

"freeway" --see rule 177.

"front fog light"
Note : The definition of
"front fog light" in the Dictionary to the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced because the definition refers to rule 217 of the Australian Road Rules , which is not reproduced in these Rules.

"give way" , for a driver or pedestrian, means:
(a) if the driver or pedestrian is stopped--remain stationary until it is safe to proceed, or
(b) in any other case--slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision.

"give way line" means a broken line that is marked across all or part of a road and is not part of a marked foot crossing.
Note 1 :
"Marked foot crossing" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : There is an example of a give way line in rule 69.

"goods vehicle" means:
(a) station wagon, or
(b) a vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods.
Note 1 :
"Station wagon" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"green bicycle crossing light" means an illuminated green bicycle symbol as shown in the diagram in Schedule 4.
Note :
"Bicycle symbol" is defined in this Dictionary.

"green pedestrian light" means:
(a) an illuminated green pedestrian symbol, or
(b) the word "walk" illuminated in green (whether or not flashing).
Note :
"Green pedestrian symbol" is defined in this Dictionary.

"green pedestrian symbol" means a symbol consisting of a picture of a pedestrian as shown in the diagram in green in Schedule 4.

"green traffic arrow" means an illuminated green arrow.

"green traffic light" means an illuminated green disc.

"halfway around" , for a roundabout, see rule 110.

"hauling unit" means a rigid vehicle or prime mover.
Note 1 :
"Prime mover" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"hazard warning lights" means a pair of yellow direction indicator lights fitted to a vehicle under another law of this jurisdiction that display regular flashes of light at the same time, and at the same rate, as each other, but does not include warning lights fitted, under another law of this jurisdiction, to a bus used for carrying children.
Note :
"Bus" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"high-beam" , for a headlight fitted to a vehicle, means that the headlight is built or adjusted so, when the vehicle is standing on level ground, the top of the main beam of light projected is above the headlight's low-beam.
Note :
"Low-beam" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"hook turn" --see rules 34 and 35.

"intersection" means the area where 2 or more roads (except any road related area) meet, and includes:
(a) any area of the roads where vehicles travelling on different roads might collide, and
(b) the place where any slip lane between the roads meets the road into which traffic on the slip lane may turn,
but does not include any road related area.
Note :
"Road" is defined in rule 12,
"road related area" is defined in rule 13,
"slip lane" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"keep clear marking" --see rule 96.

"land" includes premises or a part of premises.

"left" , for a person or in relation to something, see rule 351 (1) and (3).

"left change of direction signal" means a change of direction signal given in accordance with rule 47.

"left traffic lane arrows" means traffic lane arrows applying to a marked lane that indicate only a direction to the left.
Note :
"Marked lane" and
"traffic lane arrows" are defined in this Dictionary.

"length" , of road, includes:
(a) a marked lane or a part of a marked lane, and
(b) another part of a length of road.
Note :
"Marked lane" is defined in this Dictionary.

"level crossing" --see rule 120.

"Light Vehicle Standards Rules" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 .

"line of traffic" means:
(a) 2 or more vehicles travelling in line along a road (whether or not the vehicles are actually moving, but not including vehicles in a marked lane), or
(b) a single vehicle, other than a vehicle that is part of a line of traffic under paragraph (a), that is travelling along a road (whether or not the vehicle is actually moving, but not including a vehicle in a marked lane).
Examples :
1 A vehicle travelling along a road (except in a marked lane) in line behind another vehicle (the
"leading vehicle" ) forms part of a line of traffic with the leading vehicle.
2 A vehicle travelling along a road (except in a marked lane) with no other vehicles in the vicinity constitutes a line of traffic by itself.
3 Two vehicles travelling in the same direction on a road (except in a marked lane), but not in line, are 2 lines of traffic.

"loading zone" --see rule 179.

"loading zone ticket" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"local council" means the council of a local government area.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"low-beam" , for a headlight fitted to a vehicle, means that the headlight is built or adjusted so, when the vehicle is standing on level ground, the top of the main beam of light projected is:
(a) not higher than the centre of the headlight, when measured 8 metres in front of the vehicle, and
(b) not over 1 metre higher than the level where the vehicle is standing, when measured 25 metres in front of the vehicle.
Note :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"mail zone" --see rule 186.

"marked foot crossing" means an area of a road:
(a) at a place with pedestrian lights facing pedestrians crossing the road and traffic lights facing vehicles driving on the road, and
(b) indicated by a different road surface, or between 2 parallel continuous or broken lines, or rows of studs or markers, on the road surface substantially from one side of the road to the other.
Example of a different road surface : The area of road could be indicated by brick paving across a bitumen road.
Note :
"Pedestrian lights" and
"traffic lights" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"marked lane" means an area of a road marked by continuous or broken lines, or rows of studs or markers, on the road surface that is designed for use by a single line of vehicles.
Note :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"mechanical signalling device" means a signalling device complying with the requirements of Division 12 of Part 7, and rule 117, of the Light Vehicle Standards Rules (or, in the case of a heavy vehicle, a corresponding heavy vehicle standard) displaying a replica of the human hand, a "semaphore" type direction indicator signal or a direction turn signal light, on the right-hand side or off-side of the vehicle.
Note : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to declare what are mechanical signalling devices for the purposes of the definition. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"median strip" means a dividing strip designed or developed to separate vehicles travelling in opposite directions.
Note :
"Dividing strip" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"median strip parking area" means a parking area on or in a median strip.
Note :
"Parking area" is defined in this Dictionary.

"medical certificate" means a certificate that:
(a) is signed by a medical practitioner, and
(b) states a date of issue, and
(c) if these Rules, or another law of this jurisdiction do not exempt the medical certificate from displaying an expiry date--states an expiry date that is not more than 1 year after the date of issue, and
(d) has not expired.

"medical practitioner" means a person registered or licensed as a medical practitioner under a law of a State or Territory that provides for the registration or licensing of such persons.
Note : This definition is not uniform with the definition in the Dictionary to the Australian Road Rules . However, the definition in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to define the term. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"metered parking area" --see rule 207-1.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"metered parking space" --see rule 207-1.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"minibus zone" --see rule 184.
Note : Neither
"Minibus zones" nor the term
"public minibus" are used in this jurisdiction. The references to these terms are retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules .

"mobility parking scheme authority" means a mobility parking scheme authority issued under Division 2 of Part 6 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"motor bike" means a motor vehicle with 2 wheels, and includes:
(a) a 2-wheeled motor vehicle with a sidecar attached to it that is supported by a third wheel, and
(b) a motor vehicle with 3 wheels that is ridden in the same way as a motor vehicle with 2 wheels.

"motor bike rider's licence" means a driver licence that authorises its holder to ride a motor bike.
Note 1 :
"Driver licence" is defined in the Act and
"motor bike" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"motor breakdown service vehicle" means:
(a) an NRMA Road Patrol vehicle while on duty with the NRMA Roadside Assistance service, or
(b) any other vehicle while on duty providing a similar service on behalf of another company or organisation that has signage or markings on it indicating that it provides such a service,
but does not include an emergency vehicle.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"motor lorry" means any motor vehicle (whether or not in combination with any trailer) that is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods or merchandise or for the conveyance of any kind of materials used in any trade, business or industry, or for use in any work other than the conveyance of persons, but does not include a motor bike or a tractor.
Note 1 :
"Motor bike" ,
"motor vehicle" and
"tractor" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"motor vehicle" means a vehicle (other than a bicycle) that is built to be propelled by a motor that forms part of the vehicle.
Note 1 :
"Bicycle" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules because the rules relating to motorised scooters in the Australian Road Rules have not been reproduced in these Rules. This definition also expressly excludes bicycles. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"motor vehicle combination" means a hauling unit with one or more trailers attached.
Note 1 :
"Hauling unit" and
"trailer" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"motorised scooter"
Note : The definition of
"motorised scooter" in the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced in these Rules because the rules relating to motorised scooters in the Australian Road Rules have not been reproduced in these Rules.

"multi-lane road" , for a driver, means a one-way road, or a two-way road, with 2 or more marked lanes (except bicycle lanes) that are:
(a) on the side of the dividing line or median strip where the driver is driving, and
(b) for the use of vehicles travelling in the same direction.
Note :
"Bicycle lane" is defined in rule 153,
"dividing line" ,
"marked lane" ,
"median strip" ,
"one-way road" and
"two-way road" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"nature strip" , except in rule 13 (1), means an area between a road (except a road related area) and adjacent land, but does not include a bicycle path, footpath or shared path.
Note 1 :
"Adjacent land" and
"footpath" are defined in this Dictionary,
"bicycle path" is defined in rule 239,
"road" is defined in rule 12, and
"shared path" is defined in rule 242.
Note 2 : Rule 13 defines a road related area.

"night" means the period between sunset on one day and sunrise on the next day.

"no bicycles road marking" means a road marking consisting of a bicycle symbol with a diagonal line across it, or the words "no bicycles", or both the symbol and the words.
Note :
"Bicycle symbol" and
"road marking" are defined in this Dictionary.

"obstruction" includes a traffic hazard, but does not include a vehicle only because the vehicle is stopped in traffic or is travelling more slowly than other vehicles.
Note :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"oncoming vehicle" , for a driver, means a vehicle approaching the driver travelling in the opposite direction to the direction in which the driver is driving.
Note :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"one-way road" means a road with 1 or more marked lanes, all of which are for the use of vehicles travelling in the same direction.
Note :
"Marked lane" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"ordinary metered parking area" --see rule 207-1.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"overhead lane control device" means an overhead lane control sign or signal.

"overhead lane control sign" means a traffic sign displaying a red diagonal cross that is installed on a structure over a road or part of a road.
Note :
"Traffic sign" is defined in this Dictionary.

"overhead lane control signal" means:
(a) an illuminated red diagonal cross (whether or not flashing), or
(b) an illuminated white, green or yellow arrow pointing downwards or indicating 1 or more directions.

"overhead lane control signals" means a device on a structure over a road, or part of a road, that is designed to display an overhead lane control signal, or 2 or more overhead lane control signals.

"oversize vehicle" means a vehicle that has a dimension that, including the dimension of any load, exceeds a relevant dimension limit in:
(a) the Act, or
(a1) the Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW) , or
(b) the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 , or
(d) the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 , or
(e) these Rules.
Note 1 :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to declare a vehicle to be an oversize vehicle for the purposes of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"overtake" , for a driver, means the action of:
(a) approaching from behind another driver travelling in the same marked lane or line of traffic, and
(b) moving into an adjacent marked lane or part of the road on which there is room for a line of traffic (whether or not the lane or part of the road is for drivers travelling in the same direction), and
(c) passing the other driver while travelling in the adjacent marked lane or line of traffic.
Note :
"Marked lane" is defined in this Dictionary.

"painted island" means an area of a road:
(a) that has painted on it stripes or chevrons in white or another colour that contrasts with the colour of the road, and
(b) that is surrounded either:
(i) by a line or lines (whether broken or continuous), or
(ii) partly by a combination of a line or lines (whether broken or continuous) and partly by a kerb or by a structure on or next to the road.

"park" , in Part 12 and for a driver, includes stop and allow the driver's vehicle to stay (whether or not the driver leaves the vehicle).
Note 1 :
"Driver's vehicle" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : Part 12 deals with restrictions on stopping and parking.

"parking area" means a length of road or area designed for parking vehicles.
Note :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"parking area for people with disabilities" --see rule 203.

"parking authority" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"parking bay" means an area for parking a single vehicle (other than a combination) that is indicated by:
(a) road markings consisting of lines, studs or other similar devices, or
(b) a different road surface.
Note :
"Combination" and
"road marking" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"parking control sign" means any of the following:
(a) a bicycle parking sign,
(b) a bus zone sign,
(c) a clearway sign,
(ca) *****
(d) a loading zone sign,
(e) a mail zone sign,
(f) a minibus zone sign,
(g) a motor bike parking sign,
(h) a no parking sign,
(i) a no stopping sign,
(j) a people with disabilities parking sign,
(k) a permissive parking sign,
(l) *****
(m) a taxi zone sign,
(n) a truck zone sign,
(o) a works zone sign,
(p) a special event parking control sign and end special event parking control sign,
(q) a restricted parking area sign and end restricted parking area sign.
Note 1 : Paragraphs (ca) and (l) of the definition of
"parking control sign" in the Dictionary to the Australian Road Rules have not been reproduced in these Rules because they relate to electric vehicle parking signs and permit zone signs, which are not used in this jurisdiction. The paragraphs have been left blank in order to preserve uniformity of numbering with the Australian Road Rules .
Note 2 : Paragraphs (p) and (q) are additional NSW provisions. There are no corresponding provisions in the definition of
"parking control sign" in the Dictionary to the Australian Road Rules .

"parking coupon" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"parking meter" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"parking permit" means an electronic or printed parking permit.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"parking permit for people with disabilities" means:
(a) a mobility parking scheme authority, or
(b) any other permit issued under the law of another jurisdiction that includes a people with disabilities symbol.
Note 1 :
"People with disabilities symbol" and
"mobility parking scheme authority" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for the issue of parking permits for people with disabilities. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"parking ticket" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"part of the road used by the main body of moving vehicles" means the area of the road, except:
(a) any road related area, and
(b) if the road has 1 or more service roads--the area of any service road.
Note 1 :
"Road related area" is defined in rule 13, and
"service road" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : A road related area includes any shoulder of the road--see rule 13.

"pay parking area" means:
(a) a coupon parking area, or
(b) a metered parking area, or
(c) a ticket parking area, or
(d) a phone parking area.
Note 1 :
"Coupon parking area" is defined in rule 207-5,
"metered parking area" is defined in rule 207-1,
"phone parking area" is defined in rule 207-8 and
"ticket parking area" is defined in rule 207-3.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"pay parking space" means:
(a) a coupon parking space, or
(b) a metered parking space, or
(c) a ticket parking space, or
(d) a phone parking space.
Note 1 :
"Coupon parking space" is defined in rule 207-6,
"metered parking space" is defined in rule 207-1,
"phone parking space" is defined in rule 207-9 and
"ticket parking space" is defined in rule 207-4.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"pedestrian" --see rule 18.

"pedestrian crossing" --see rule 81.

"pedestrian lights" means a device designed to show, at different times, a green or red pedestrian light.
Note :
"Green pedestrian light" and
"red pedestrian light" are defined in this Dictionary.

"pedestrian symbol" means a symbol consisting of a picture of a pedestrian.
Note : The symbol is, for example, used in a separated footpath sign --see Schedule 2.

"people with disabilities road marking" --see rule 203.

"people with disabilities symbol" means a picture of a person seated in a wheelchair as shown in the diagrams in Schedule 4.

"permit zone"
Note : The definition of
"permit zone" in the Dictionary to the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced because such zones are not used in this jurisdiction.

"phone parking area" --see rule 207-8.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"phone parking space" --see rule 207-9.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"placard load" has the same meaning as in the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulation 2014 .

"police officer" means a member of the NSW Police Force who is a police officer within the meaning of the Police Act 1990 .
Note : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for who is a police officer for the purposes of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"police vehicle" means any vehicle driven by a person who is:
(a) a police officer, and
(b) driving the vehicle in the course of his or her duties as a police officer.
Note 1 :
"Police officer" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 :
"Drive" includes be in control of--see the definition in this Dictionary.
Note 3 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for what is a police vehicle for a provision of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"portable warning triangle" means a portable warning sign that:
(a) is in the form of an equilateral triangle, and
(b) has a minimum height of 300 millimetres, and
(c) has on the front and back, red reflecting sheeting or material, or 9 red reflectors, arranged in a triangular shape causing a red reflection that would be clearly visible to the driver of a vehicle at any time between sunset and sunrise when the upper beam of light from any headlight on the vehicle (complying with the provisions of the applicable vehicle standards law) is projected directly onto the sign from a distance of 200 metres, and
(d) is of a robust and durable construction, capable of being readily erected to stand in an upright position and of remaining unaffected (to any material degree) by any reasonable force of wind or variation in weather conditions.
Note : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for the approval of such portable warning triangles. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"postal vehicle" means a vehicle driven by a person who is:
(a) a postal worker, and
(b) driving the vehicle in the course of his or her duties as a postal worker.
Note 1 :
"Postal worker" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 :
"Drive" includes be in control of--see the definition in this Dictionary.
Note 3 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for what is a postal vehicle for a provision of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"postal worker" means an employee of Australia Post or any other person who is engaged by Australia Post to deliver post.
Note : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for who is a postal worker for a provision of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"prime mover" means a motor vehicle built to tow a semi-trailer.
Note 1 :
"Motor vehicle" and
"semi-trailer" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"printed parking permit" means a printed parking permit issued under clause 95 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"provisional P1 licence" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"provisional P2 licence" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (Driver Licensing) Regulation 2017 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"public bus" means a coach.
Note 1 :
"Coach" is defined in the Act to mean a motor vehicle that is:
(a) constructed principally to carry persons, and
(b) equipped to seat more than 8 adult persons, and
(c) used to convey passengers for hire or reward or in the course of trade or business.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to declare what vehicles are to be regarded as public buses. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"public holiday" , for a place, means a public holiday at the place under the law of this jurisdiction.

"public minibus"
Note : The definition of
"public minibus" in the Dictionary to the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced because the term is not used in this jurisdiction.

"public passenger service" has the same meaning as in the Passenger Transport Act 1990 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"public postbox" means a postbox erected, maintained or used in or on any road by Australia Post.
Note : There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, rule 199 (2) of the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to make provision for the definition of a
"public postbox" .

"public utility service vehicle" means a vehicle being used by a public authority or statutory body or an authorised distributor under the Electricity Network Assets (Authorised Transactions) Act 2015 in connection with the supply of water, gas, electricity and the like or to remove garbage.
Note 1 :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"red B light" means an illuminated red B.

"red bicycle crossing light" means an illuminated red bicycle symbol (whether or not flashing) as shown in the diagram in Schedule 4.
Note :
"Bicycle symbol" is defined in this Dictionary.

"red pedestrian light" means:
(a) an illuminated red pedestrian symbol (whether or not flashing), or
(b) the words "dont walk" illuminated in red (whether or not flashing).
Note :
"Red pedestrian symbol" is defined in this Dictionary.

"red pedestrian symbol" means a symbol consisting of a picture of a pedestrian as shown in the diagram in red in Schedule 4.

"red T light" means an illuminated red T.

"red traffic arrow" means an illuminated red arrow.

"red traffic light" means an illuminated red disc.

"registration metered parking area" --see rule 207-1.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"regular bus service" has the same meaning as in the Passenger Transport Act 1990 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"relevant parking fee" , in relation to the parking of a vehicle in a pay parking space, has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 .
Note 1 :
"Park" and
"pay parking space" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"ride" , for the rider of a motor bike or animal-drawn vehicle, includes be in control of.
Note :
"Motor bike" is defined in this Dictionary.

"rider" --see rule 17.

"right" , for a person or in relation to something, see rule 351 (2) and (3).

"right change of direction signal" means a change of direction signal given in accordance with rule 49.

"right traffic lane arrows" means traffic lane arrows applying to a marked lane that indicate only a direction to the right.
Note :
"Marked lane" and
"traffic lane arrows" are defined in this Dictionary.

"road" --see rules 11 (2) and 12.

"road marking" means a word, figure, symbol, mark, line, raised marker or stud, or something else, on the surface of a road to direct or warn traffic, but does not include a painted island.
Note :
"Painted island" is defined in this Dictionary.

"road related area" --see rule 13.

"road train" means a motor vehicle combination comprising:
(a) a hauling unit with two or more trailers or semi-trailers attached, or
(b) an articulated vehicle with one or more trailers or semi-trailers attached,
but does not include a motor vehicle combination longer than 53 metres that is carrying or comprises an indivisible load.
Note 1 :
"Articulated vehicle" ,
"hauling unit" ,
"motor vehicle combination" ,
"semi-trailer" and
"trailer" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"road user" --see rule 14.

"roundabout" --see rule 109.

"safety zone" --see rule 162.

"school zone" --see rule 23.

"scooter"
Note : The definition of
"scooter" in the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced in these Rules because the rules relating to motorised scooters in the Australian Road Rules have not been reproduced in these Rules.

"semi-trailer" means a trailer (including a pole-type trailer) that has:
(a) one axle group or single axle towards the rear, and
(b) a means of attachment to a prime mover that would result in some of the load being imposed on the prime mover.
Note 1 :
"Axle group" ,
"prime mover" ,
"single axle" and
"trailer" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"separated footpath" --see rule 239.

"separated footpath road marking" --see rule 239.

"service road" means the part of a road that:
(a) is separated from other parts of the road by a dividing strip that is not designed or developed, wholly or mainly, to separate vehicles travelling in opposite directions, and
(b) is:
(i) designed or developed to be used, wholly or mainly, by traffic servicing adjacent land, or
(ii) indicated to be a service road by information on or with a traffic control device on the road.
Note :
"Adjacent land" ,
"dividing strip" ,
"traffic" ,
"traffic control device" and
"with" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"shared path" --see rule 242.

"shared zone" --see rule 24.

"shoulder" --see rule 12.

"sidecar" means any car, box or other receptacle attached to the side of a motor bike and for the carriage of which a third wheel is provided.
Note 1 :
"Motor bike" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"single axle" means one axle, or 2 axles the centrelines of which are less than 1 metre apart.
Note 1 :
"Centreline" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"slip lane" means an area of road for vehicles turning left that is separated, at some point, from other parts of the road by a painted island or traffic island, but not by a median strip.
Note :
"Median strip" ,
"painted island" and
"traffic island" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"special event parking area" --see rule 205A-1.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"special purpose lane" means a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane, that is a bicycle lane, bus lane, emergency stopping lane, tram lane, transit lane or truck lane.
Note :
"Bicycle lane" is defined in rule 153,
"bus lane" is defined in rule 154,
"emergency stopping lane" is defined in rule 95,
"marked lane" is defined in this Dictionary,
"tram lane" is defined in rule 155,
"transit lane" is defined in rule 156, and
"truck lane" is defined in rule 157.

"speed limited area" --see rule 22.

"station wagon" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"stop" , in Part 12 and for a driver, includes park, but does not include stop to reverse the driver's vehicle into a parking bay or other parking space.
Note 1 :
"Driver's vehicle" ,
"park" and
"parking bay" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : Part 12 deals with restrictions on stopping and parking.

"stop line" means a continuous line that:
(a) is marked across all or part of a road, and
(b) is not part of a marked foot crossing, a keep clear marking or a bicycle storage area for hook turns.
Note 1 :
"Keep clear marking" is defined in rule 96, and
"marked foot crossing" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : There is an example of a stop line in rule 67.

"straight ahead" includes substantially straight ahead.

"tandem axle group" means a combination of 2 axles, the centrelines of which are not less than 1 metre and not more than 2 metres apart.
Note 1 :
"Centreline" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"T-intersection" means an intersection, other than a roundabout, where 2 roads meet (whether or not at right angles) and one of the roads ends.
Note :
"Intersection" is defined in this Dictionary.

"T light" means a red, white or yellow T light.
Note :
"Red T light" ,
"white T light" and
"yellow T light" are defined in this Dictionary.

"T lights" means a device designed to show a T light, or 2 or more T lights at different times.

"T-Way lane" --see rule 157-1.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"taxi" has the same meaning as in the Point to Point Transport (Taxis and Hire Vehicles) Act 2016 .
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . However, the Australian Road Rules allow another law of this jurisdiction to declare when a vehicle is a taxi for the purposes of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"taxi zone" --see rule 182.

"terminating road" , for a T-intersection, means:
(a) if a road (except a road related area) at the intersection is designated by traffic signs or road markings, or in another way, as a road that ends at the intersection--that road, or
(b) in any other case--a road (except a road related area) that ends at the intersection.
Note :
"Road" is defined in rule 12,
"road related area" is defined in rule 13, and
"T-intersection" is defined in this Dictionary.

"the Act" means the Road Transport Act 2013 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"third edition ADR" has the same meaning as in the Light Vehicle Standards Rules .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"this jurisdiction" means New South Wales.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"ticket parking area" --see rule 207-3.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"ticket parking space" --see rule 207-4.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"ticket-operated loading zone" --see rule 179-1.
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"tow truck" has the same meaning as in the Road Transport (Vehicle Registration) Regulation 2017 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"towing attachment" means a device fitted to a vehicle to which the drawbar of a trailer may be attached.
Note 1 :
"Drawbar" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"tractor" means any motor vehicle constructed principally for the purpose of supplying motive power for machinery or of hauling any vehicle, but that is not capable of carrying any loading (other than tools, spare parts, fuel, water, oil, or other accessories necessary for use in connection with the vehicle) or any part of the weight of a vehicle being drawn or its loading.
Note 1 :
"Motor vehicle" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules . Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"traffic" includes vehicles and pedestrians.
Note :
"Pedestrian" is defined in rule 18, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"traffic arrow" means a green, white or red traffic arrow, or a yellow traffic arrow (whether or not flashing).
Note :
"Green traffic arrow" ,
"red traffic arrow" ,
"white traffic arrow" and
"yellow traffic arrow" are defined in this Dictionary.

"traffic arrows" means a device designed to show a traffic arrow, or 2 or more traffic arrows at different times.

"traffic control device" means a traffic sign, road marking, traffic signals, or other device, to direct or warn traffic on, entering or leaving a road.
Note : Various terms used in this definition are defined in this Dictionary.

"traffic island" means a structure on a road to direct traffic, but does not include a road marking or painted island.
Note :
"Painted island" and
"road marking" are defined in this Dictionary.

"traffic lane arrows" means a traffic sign, road marking or device that displays arrows indicating 1 or more directions and is designed to apply to 1 or more marked lanes, but does not include traffic arrows.
Note :
"Marked lane" ,
"road marking" ,
"traffic arrow" and
"traffic sign" are defined in this Dictionary.

"traffic light" means a green traffic light, or a red or yellow traffic light (whether or not flashing).
Note :
"Green traffic light" ,
"red traffic light" and
"yellow traffic light" are defined in this Dictionary.

"traffic lights" means a device designed to show a traffic light, or 2 or more traffic lights in a vertical arrangement and at different times, and includes any traffic arrows installed with or near the device.

"traffic lights pole" means a pole or other structure on which traffic lights are installed.

"traffic-related item" means any of the following:
(a) a do not overtake turning vehicle sign,
(b) a give way to buses sign,
(c) a fire hydrant indicator or fire plug indicator,
(d) an authorised T-Way vehicle label or plate.
Note 1 : Examples of a fire hydrant indicator and fire plug indicator are shown in Schedule 4.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary to the Australian Road Rules . This definition contains an additional reference to an authorised T-Way vehicle label or plate. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"traffic sign" means a board, plate, screen, or another device, whether or not illuminated, displaying words, figures, symbols or anything else to direct or warn traffic on, entering or leaving a road, and includes a children crossing flag, a hand-held stop sign, a parking control sign and a variable illuminated message sign, but does not include traffic signals.
Note : Various terms used in this definition are defined in this Dictionary.

"traffic signals" means bicycle crossing lights, B lights, overhead lane control signals, pedestrian lights, T lights, traffic arrows, traffic lights or twin red or yellow lights.
Note : Various terms used in this definition are defined in this Dictionary.

"trailer" means a vehicle that is built to be towed, or is towed, by a motor vehicle, but does not include a motor vehicle that is being towed.
Note :
"Motor vehicle" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"tram" includes a light rail vehicle.
Note :
"Light rail vehicle" is defined in the Act.

"tram lane" --see rule 155.

"tram recovery vehicle" means a vehicle used by a tram operator to access and recover disabled trams for which the tram operator is responsible.

"tram stop" means a place on a road at which there is a sign indicating that trams will stop to enable people to get on or off.

"tram tracks" includes a rail designed for a light rail vehicle to run on.

"tramway" --see rule 155A.

"transit lane" --see rule 156.

"transport district" has the same meaning as in the Transport Administration Act 1988 .
Note : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"travelling along tram tracks" , for a bus, means being driven along the area where the tram tracks are laid.
Note :
"Bus" and
"tram tracks" are defined in this Dictionary.

"tri-axle group" means a combination of 3 axles the centrelines of the extreme axles of which are not less than 2 metres and not more than 3.2 metres apart.
Note 1 :
"Centreline" is defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"trolley" includes a shopping trolley and any other kind of handcart.

"truck" means a motor vehicle with a GVM over 4.5 tonnes, except a bus, tram or tractor.
Note :
"Bus" ,
"motor vehicle" ,
"tram" and
"tractor" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"GVM" is defined in the Act.

"truck lane" --see rule 157.

"truck parking area" means an area with:
(a) a permissive parking sign on each road into the area on which appears the words "Truck parking area only", and
(b) a permissive parking sign on each road out of the area that indicates the end of the truck parking area.
Note 1 : For the permitted version of a permissive parking sign referred to in this definition--see the diagrams in Schedule 3.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"truck zone" --see rule 180.

"turn line" means a road marking, at an intersection, consisting of a line (whether broken or continuous) that is designed to indicate how a turn is to be made at the intersection.

"turning lane" means a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane, for vehicles travelling in one direction to which:
(a) a left turn only sign, a left lane must turn left sign or left traffic lane arrows apply, or
(b) a right turn only sign, a right lane must turn right sign or right traffic lane arrows apply, or
(c) a U-turn permitted sign or U-turn traffic lane arrows apply.
Note :
"Left traffic lane arrows" ,
"marked lane" ,
"right traffic lane arrows" ,
"U-turn" and
"U-turn traffic lane arrows" are defined in this Dictionary, and
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"twin red lights" means a device showing, in a horizontal or diagonal arrangement, 2 illuminated red discs that flash alternately.

"twin steer axle group" means a tandem axle group consisting of 2 single-tyred axles connected to the same steering system, that are fitted to a rigid vehicle or a prime mover.
Note 1 :
"Tandem axle group" and
"prime mover" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This is an additional NSW definition. There is no corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules .

"twin yellow lights" means a device showing, in a horizontal or diagonal arrangement, 2 illuminated yellow discs that flash alternately.

"two-way road" means a road for use by vehicles travelling in opposite directions.
Note :
"Vehicle" is defined in rule 15.

"U-turn" means a turn made by a driver so that the driver's vehicle faces in approximately the opposite direction from which it was facing immediately before the turn was made, but does not include a turn made at a roundabout.
Note :
"Driver's vehicle" is defined in this Dictionary, and
"roundabout" is defined in rule 109.

"U-turn traffic lane arrows" means traffic lane arrows applying to a marked lane that indicate only a U-turn direction.
Note :
"U-turn" is defined in this Dictionary.

"variable illuminated message device" means a device designed to display, and to change or turn off from time to time by electronic or optical means, illuminated words, figures, symbols, or anything else, to direct or warn traffic on, entering or leaving a road, but does not include traffic signals.
Note :
"Traffic" is defined in this Dictionary.

"variable illuminated message sign" means the illuminated words, figures, symbols, or other things, displayed at any relevant time on a variable illuminated message device.

"vehicle" --see rule 15.

"wheelchair" means a chair mounted on 2 or more wheels that is built to transport a person who is unable to walk or has difficulty in walking, but does not include a pram, stroller or trolley.
Note :
"Trolley" is defined in this Dictionary.

"wheeled recreational device" means a wheeled device, built to transport a person, propelled by human power or gravity, and ordinarily used for recreation or play, and:
(a) includes rollerblades, rollerskates, a skateboard, scooter, unicycle or similar wheeled device, but
(b) does not include a golf buggy, pram, stroller or trolley, a motor-assisted device (whether or not the motor is operating), or a bicycle, wheelchair or wheeled toy.
Note 1 :
"Bicycle" ,
"trolley" ,
"wheelchair" and
"wheeled toy" are defined in this Dictionary.
Note 2 : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules because the rules relating to motorised scooters in the Australian Road Rules have not been reproduced in these Rules. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"wheeled toy" means a child's pedal car, scooter or tricycle or a similar toy, but only when it is being used only by a child who is under 12 years old.
Note : This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in the Dictionary of the Australian Road Rules because the rules relating to motorised scooters in the Australian Road Rules have not been reproduced in these Rules. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.

"white B light" means an illuminated white B as shown in the diagram in Schedule 4.

"white T light" means an illuminated white T as shown in the diagram in Schedule 4.

"white traffic arrow" means an illuminated white arrow.

"window" , in relation to a vehicle, includes any sunroof fitted to the vehicle.

"with" , for information about the application of a traffic control device, includes accompanying or reasonably associated with the device.

"works zone" --see rule 181.

"yellow bicycle crossing light" means an illuminated yellow bicycle symbol (whether or not flashing) as shown in the diagram in Schedule 4.
Note :
"Bicycle symbol" is defined in this Dictionary.

"yellow B light" means an illuminated yellow B.

"yellow T light" means an illuminated yellow T.

"yellow traffic arrow" means an illuminated yellow arrow.

"yellow traffic light" means an illuminated yellow disc.



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