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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 104

No trucks signs

    (1)     A driver (except the driver of a bus) must not drive past a no trucks sign that has information on or with it indicating a mass if the GVM of the driver's vehicle (or, if the driver is driving a combination, any vehicle in the combination) is more than that mass, except as permitted under subrule (4) or (5).

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Note

"Bus", combination , driver's vehicle and with are defined in the dictionary. GVM is defined in the Road Safety Act   1986 .

    (2)     A driver (except the driver of a bus) must not drive past a no trucks sign that has information on or with it indicating a length if the length of the driver's vehicle (or, if the driver is driving a




combination, the length of the combination) is longer than that length, except as permitted under subrule (4) or (5).

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

    (3)     The driver of a truck must not drive past a no trucks sign that has no information on or with it indicating a mass or length, except as permitted by subrule (4), (5) or (6).

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Note

Truck is defined in the dictionary.

    (4)     However, a driver may drive a truck on a road past a no trucks sign if the destination of the truck lies beyond that sign for the purposes of loading or unloading goods or equipment and—

        (a)     there is no other route by which the truck could reach that destination; or

        (b)     any other route by which the truck could reach that destination would require the truck to pass another no trucks sign .

    (5)     The driver of a truck to whom subrule (1), (2) or (3) applies may pass a no trucks sign if—

        (a)     the sign applies to a particular lane or particular lanes and the driver travels beyond the sign in any other lane; or

        (b)     the driver is escorted by—

              (i)     a police officer; or

              (ii)     an authorised officer of the Corporation or an authorised officer within the meaning of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Victoria); or

        (c)     the driver has been issued—

              (i)     by the Corporation with a class O permit; or

              (ii)     by the Regulator with a mass or dimension exemption (permit) or a class 2 heavy vehicle authorisation (permit)—

authorising the vehicle to be on that road at that time.

    (6)         The driver of a truck may drive past a no trucks sign if—

        (a)     the Corporation has granted an exemption under subrule (7) to the driver or the truck or in respect of the geographic area from the application of this rule; and

        (b)     the driver is carrying written evidence of that exemption and produces that evidence to a police officer or authorised person when asked to do so.

    (7)     The Corporation may by notice in writing exempt from this rule, subject to any conditions the Corporation thinks fit—

        (a)     a driver or a class of drivers; or

        (b)     a truck or a class of trucks; or

        (c)     a specified geographic area.

No trucks sign

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