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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 141

No overtaking etc. to the left of a vehicle

    (1)     A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not overtake a vehicle to the left of the vehicle unless—

        (a)     the driver is driving on a multi-lane road and the vehicle can be safely overtaken in a marked lane to the left of the vehicle; or

        (b)     the vehicle is turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road, and is giving a right change of direction signal; or

        (c)     the vehicle is stationary and it is safe to overtake to the left of the vehicle.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Note

"Bicycle", centre of the road , marked lane", " multi-lane road , overtake , right change of direction signal and U-turn are defined in the dictionary.

    (2)     The rider of a bicycle must not ride past, or overtake, to the left of a vehicle that is turning left and is giving a left change of direction signal.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Note

Left change of direction signal is defined in the dictionary.

    (3)     In this rule—

"turning right" does not include making a hook turn;

"vehicle" does not include a tram, a bus travelling along tram tracks, or any vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign .

Notes

1     Tram and travelling along tram tracks are defined in the dictionary.

2     Part 4, Division 3 deals with making hook turns.

3     Division 7 of this Part deals with overtaking and passing trams (and buses travelling along tram tracks).

4     Rule 143 deals with overtaking or passing a vehicle displaying a do not overtake turning vehicle sign .

    (4)     This rule does not apply to the rider of a motor cycle engaging in lane filtering in the circumstances set out in rule 151B.

Note

Lane filtering is defined in the dictionary.



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