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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 155A

Tramways

    (1)     A driver (except the driver of a tram, tram recovery vehicle or public bus) must not drive
in a tramway, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the tramway under subrule (2).

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Notes

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

2     The exceptions and defence provided in rule 158 do not apply to tramways.

    (2)     A driver may drive in a tramway if—

        (a)     it is necessary for the driver to drive in the tramway to avoid an obstruction; and

        (b)     when driving in the tramway, the driver does not move into the path of an approaching tram or public bus travelling in the tramway.

Note

Obstruction is defined in the dictionary.

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

        (a)     is between a tramway sign and an end tramway 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 either—

              (i)     2 continuous yellow lines parallel to the tracks; or

              (ii)     a structure (for example, a dividing strip, pedestrian refuge, traffic island, row of bollards or separation kerb), whether or not the structure is also being used to indicate a safety zone

but does include any part of the road where vehicles are permitted to cross the tramway.

Note

"Dividing strip", traffic island and tram tracks are defined in the dictionary. Safety zone is defined in rule 162.

    (4)     For the purposes of subrule (3)(b)(i), a line is to be considered to be continuous despite any break in it that is designed to permit vehicles to cross the tramway.

Tramway sign

End tramway sign

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