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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 198

Obstructing access to and from a footpath, driveway etc.

    (1)     A driver must not stop on a road in a position that obstructs access by vehicles or pedestrians to or from a footpath ramp or a similar way of access to a footpath, or a bicycle path or passageway unless—

        (a)     the driver is driving a public bus that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers; or

        (b)     the driver stops in a parking bay and the driver is permitted to stop in the parking bay under these Rules.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Note

Bicycle path is defined in rule 239. "Footpath", parking bay and public bus are defined in the dictionary.

    (2)     A driver must not stop on or across a driveway or other way of access for vehicles travelling to or from adjacent land unless—

        (a)     the driver

              (i)     is dropping off, or picking up, passengers; and

              (ii)     does not leave the vehicle unattended; and

              (iii)     completes the dropping off, or picking up, of the passengers, and drives on, as soon as possible and, in any case, within 2 minutes after stopping; or

        (b)     the driver stops in a parking bay and the driver is permitted to stop in the parking bay under these Rules.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Notes

1     Adjacent land is defined in the dictionary.

2     A driver stops on or across a driveway or way of access if any part of the vehicle is on or across the driveway or way of access—see rule 350(3).

Example

Blocking a driveway

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In the example, the vehicle marked with an "X" is stopped in contravention of subrule (2).

    (3)     For this rule, a driver leaves a vehicle unattended if the driver leaves the vehicle so that the driver is over 3 metres from the closest point of the vehicle.



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