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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 304Q

Operation of portable devices in or on wheeled recreational devices and electric personal transporters

    (1)     A person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or an electric personal transporter must not, while the wheeled recreational device or the electric personal transporter is moving, or is stationary but not parked

        (a)     touch a portable device; or

        (b)     otherwise operate a portable device

              (i)     while the display of the portable device is visible to the person from the normal travelling position; or

              (ii)     in a way that is likely to distract a driver.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

Notes

1     Driver is defined in rule 16. Portable device is defined in rule 304A.

2     Electric personal transporter and wheeled recreational device are defined in the dictionary.

3     For the meaning of "display", see rule 304D.

4     For the meaning of "touching", in relation to a device, see rule 304E(2).

5     Rule 304F(2) deals with how stopped wheeled recreational devices and electric personal transporters are stationary but not parked.

6     See rule 304G in relation to permitted device interactions.

    (2)     A person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or an electric personal transporter must not have a portable device resting on any of the following—

        (a)     the person's body;

        (b)     clothes worn by the person;

        (c)     an item in the person's lap—

while the wheeled recreational device or the electric personal transporter is moving, or is stationary but not parked.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

Notes

1     Portable device is defined in rule 304A.

2     Electric personal transporter and wheeled recreational device are defined in the dictionary.

3     Rule 304F(2) deals with how stopped wheeled recreational devices and electric personal transporters are stationary but not parked.

    (3)     Subrule (2) does not apply if the device is kept—

        (a)     in the person's pocket; or

        (b)     in a pouch attached to the person's clothing.



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