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Tram lanes

Rule 155(1) amended by S.R. No. 35/2021 rule 13(1).

    (1)     A driver (except the driver of a tram, tram recovery vehicle or public bus) must not drive in a tram lane, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the tram lane under this rule, rule 144A(2) or  158.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Notes to rule 155(1) substituted by S.R. No. 35/2021 rule 13(2).


1     "Public bus", tram and tram recovery vehicle are defined in the dictionary.

Note 2 to rule 155(1) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 58.

2     Rule 144A(2) deals with driving in a tram lane to pass a bicycle or an electric scooter.

3     Rule 158 provides additional exceptions applying to this rule, and also provides a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against this rule.

    (2)     A driver may drive in a tram lane if the driver is driving a truck and it is necessary for the driver to drive in the tram lane to reach a place to drop off, or pick up, passengers or goods.

    (3)     A tram lane is a part of a road with tram tracks that—

        (a)     is between a tram lane sign and an end tram lane sign ; and

        (b)     is marked along the left side of the tracks (when facing the direction of travel of a tram on the tracks) by a continuous yellow line parallel to the tracks.


Tram tracks is defined in the dictionary.

Tram lane sign

End tram lane sign



Note for diagrams

There is another permitted version of the tram lane sign and of the end tram lane sign —see the diagrams in Schedule 3.


Tram lane


Rule 155A amended by S.R. No. 87/2018 rule 9.

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