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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 242

Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a footpath or shared path

    (1)     A person travelling on an electric personal transporter or in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy on a footpath or shared path must—

        (a)     keep to the left of the footpath or shared path unless it is impracticable to do so; and

        (b)     give way to any pedestrian (except a person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy) who is on the footpath or shared path.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.

Notes

1     "Electric personal transporter", footpath and "travel on" are defined in the dictionary.

2     For this rule, "give way" means the person must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision—see the definition in the dictionary.

3     Bicycle riders on footpaths and shared paths must give way to persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices or toys, as well as other pedestrians—see rule 250(2).

Note 4 to rule 242(1) inserted by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 68(1).

4     A rider of an electric scooter must not ride the electric scooter on a footpath—see rule 262C. A rider of an electric scooter who is riding an electric scooter on a shared path must give way to persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices or toys, as well as other pedestrians—see rule 250(2A).

Rule 242(2) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 68(2).

    (2)     A shared path is an area open to the public (except a separated footpath) that is designated for, or has as one of its main uses, use by the riders of bicycles, the riders of electric scooters and pedestrians, and includes a length of path for use by bicycles, electric scooters and pedestrians beginning at a shared path sign or shared path road marking and ending at the nearest of the following—

        (a)     an end shared path sign or end shared path road marking;

        (b)     a no bicycles sign or no bicycles road marking;

        (c)     a bicycle path sign or bicycle path road marking;

        (d)     a road (except a road related area);

        (e)     the end of the path.

Note to rule 242(2) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 68(3).

Note

"Bicycle", electric scooter and no bicycles road marking are defined in the dictionary. Road related area is defined in rule 13 and bicycle path road marking and separated footpath are defined in rule 239.

Shared path sign

End shared path sign

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No bicycles sign

Bicycle path sign

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Note for diagrams

There is another permitted version of the bicycle path sign ,  shared path sign and end shared path sign —see the diagrams in Schedule 3.

    (3)     In this rule—

"end shared path road marking" means a shared path road marking with the word "end";

"shared path road marking" means a road marking consisting of a pedestrian symbol above a bicycle symbol.



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