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Stopping in an emergency stopping lane

A driver (except the rider of a bicycle or an electric scooter) must not stop in an emergency stopping lane unless the condition of the driver, a passenger or the driver's vehicle, or any other factor, makes it necessary or desirable for the driver to stop in the emergency stopping lane in the interests of safety, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary in the circumstances.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.

Note to rule 178 amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 60(2).


"Bicycle", driver's vehicle and electric scooter are defined in the dictionary. Emergency stopping lane is defined in rule 95.

Division 5—Stopping in zones for particular vehicles


1     Length of road and stop are defined in the dictionary.

2     Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

3     The signs mentioned in this Division are particular types of parking control sign (defined in the dictionary). The general rules about the application of parking control signs apply to them. See rules 332 to  334.

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