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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 108

Trucks and buses low gear signs

    (1)     If the driver of a truck or bus is driving on a length of road to which a trucks and buses low gear sign applies, the driver must drive the truck or bus in a gear that is low enough to limit the speed of the truck or bus without the use of a primary brake.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Note

Length of road and truck are defined in the dictionary. Bus  is defined in the Road Safety Act 1986 .

    (2)     Subrule (1) does not apply to the driver of a bus if information on or with the sign indicates that it applies only to trucks.

Note

With is defined in the dictionary.

    (3)     A trucks and buses low gear sign on a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending—

        (a)     if information on or with the sign indicates a distance—at that distance on the road from the sign; or

        (b)     in any other case—at an end truck and bus low gear sign on the road.

    (4)     In this rule—

"primary brake" means the footbrake, or other brake, fitted to a truck or bus that is normally used to slow or stop the vehicle.

Trucks and buses low
gear sign

End truck and bus low
gear sign

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Part 9—Roundabouts



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