(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 or rule 158.
Penalty: 3 penalty units.
1 "Public bus", tram and tram recovery vehicle are defined in the dictionary.
2 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.
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.
Rule 155A amended by S.R. No. 87/2018 rule 9.