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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 134

Exceptions to keeping to the left of a dividing line

    (1)     This rule applies to a driver on a road with a dividing line.

Note

Dividing line is defined the dictionary.

    (2)     If the dividing line is a single broken dividing line only, or a broken dividing line to the left of a single continuous dividing line, or 2 parallel broken dividing lines, the driver may drive to the right of the dividing line

        (a)     to overtake another driver; or

        (b)     to perform a U-turn, unless another rule would prohibit the driver performing the U-turn.

Notes

1     Overtake and U-turn are defined in the dictionary.

2     A driver must not overtake another driver unless the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic, and it is safe to overtake the other driver—see rule 140.

    (3)     If the dividing line is a single continuous or broken dividing line, or a broken dividing line to the left or right of a single continuous dividing line, or 2 parallel broken dividing lines, the driver may drive to the right of the dividing line

        (a)     to enter or leave the road; or

        (b)     to enter a part of the road of one kind from a part of the road of another kind (for example, moving to or from a service road or emergency stopping lane); or

        (c)     to park in angle parking on the opposite side of the road provided that the driver does not need to perform a U-turn to reach the parking area.

Note

"Angle parking", parking area , service road and U-turn are defined in the dictionary. Emergency stopping lane is defined in rule 95.

Examples

Example 1

Driving to the right of the centre of the road permitted—overtaking on a road with a broken
dividing line only

Example 2

Driving to the right of the centre of the road permitted—overtaking on a road with a broken dividing line to the left of a single continuous dividing line

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Example 3



Driving across a single continuous dividing line is permitted to enter or leave the road

Example 4

Driving across a single continuous dividing line is permitted to leave the road to enter a road related area

Example 5

Driving across a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line is permitted to enter or leave the road

Example 6


Driving to the right of the centre of the road not permitted—overtaking on a road with a single continuous dividing line only

Example 7

Driving to the right of the centre of the road not permitted—overtaking on a road with a single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line


Example 8

Driving to the right of the centre of the road not permitted—overtaking on a road with
2 parallel continuous dividing lines

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