(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.
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.
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
End truck and bus low