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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 156

Transit lanes

    (1)     A driver must not drive in a transit lane unless—

        (a)     the driver is driving—

              (i)     a public bus, public minibus, motor bike, taxi or tram; or

              (ii)     if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T2) sign —a vehicle carrying at least one other person; or

              (iii)     if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T3) sign —a vehicle carrying at least 2 other people; or

        (b)     the driver is permitted to drive in the transit lane under rule 158.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Notes

1     "Motor bike", public bus , public minibus , taxi and tram 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 transit lane is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane

        (a)     beginning at a transit lane sign ; and

        (b)     ending at an end transit lane sign .

Note

Marked lane is defined in the dictionary.

Transit lane signs

Transit lane (T2) sign

Transit lane (T3) sign

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End transit lane signs

End transit lane (T2) sign

End transit lane (T3) sign

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Note for diagrams

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



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