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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 152

Complying with overhead lane control devices

    (1)     A driver in a marked lane to which an overhead lane control device applies must comply with this rule.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

Note

Marked lane and overhead lane control device are defined in the dictionary.

    (2)     If the device displays an illuminated red diagonal cross or is a traffic sign displaying a red diagonal cross, the driver must not drive in the marked lane past the device.

    (3)     If the device displays a flashing illuminated red diagonal cross, the driver must leave the marked lane as soon as it is safe to do so.

    (4)     If the device displays an illuminated white, green or yellow arrow pointing downwards or indicating one or more directions, or an illuminated speed-limit sign , the driver may drive in the marked lane past the device.

Example

Overhead lane control device applying to marked lanes

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Note for diagram

If the device displays an arrow indicating one or more directions, the device operates also as traffic lane arrows—see the definition of traffic lane arrows in the dictionary. Rule 92 deals with traffic lane arrows.

Rule 152(5) inserted by S.R. No. 96/2019 rule 7.

    (5)     Nothing in subrule (2) or (3) prevents the driver from contravening rule 20.

Rule 152(6) inserted by S.R. No. 96/2019 rule 7.

    (6)     If an overhead lane control device applying to a marked lane displays—

        (a)     an illuminated red diagonal cross or is a traffic sign displaying a red diagonal cross; or

        (b)     a flashing illuminated red diagonal cross—

the speed-limit that applies to the length of the marked lane that is closed is the speed‑limit of the adjacent marked lane that is open.

Division 6—Driving in marked lanes designated
for special purposes



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