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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 80

Stopping at a children's crossing

    (1)     A driver approaching a children's crossing must drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before the crossing.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

Note

Children's crossing is defined in subrule (6).

    (2)     A driver approaching or at a children's crossing must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line at the crossing if—

        (a)     a hand-held stop sign is displayed at the crossing; or

        (b)     a pedestrian is on or entering the crossing.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

Notes

1     Stop line is defined in the dictionary.

2     Rule 322(3) and (4) deal with the meaning of a traffic control device at a place.

    (3)     If a driver stops at a children's crossing for a hand-held stop sign , the driver must not proceed until there is no pedestrian on or entering the crossing and the holder of the sign—

        (a)     no longer displays the sign towards the driver; or

        (b)     otherwise indicates that the driver may proceed.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

    (4)     If a driver stops at a children's crossing for a pedestrian, the driver must not proceed until there is no pedestrian on or entering the crossing.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

    (5)     For this rule, if a children's crossing extends across a road with a dividing strip, the part of the children's crossing on each side of the dividing strip is taken to be a separate children's crossing.

Note

Dividing strip is defined in the dictionary.

    (6)A children's crossing is an area of a road

        (a)     at a place with stop lines marked on the road, and—

              (i)     children crossing flags; or

              (ii)     children's crossing signs and twin yellow lights; and

        (b)     indicated by—

              (i)     2 red and white posts erected on each side of the road; or

              (ii)     2 parallel continuous or broken lines on the road surface from one side of the road completely or partly across the road; and

        (c)     extending across the road between the posts or lines.

Note

Twin yellow lights is defined in the dictionary.

Children crossing flag

Children's crossing sign

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Hand-held stop signs

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Note for diagrams

A children's crossing sign may have a different number on the sign—see rule 316(4).

Examples

Example 1


Driver stopped at stop line for pedestrians on a children's crossing with children crossing flags

Example 2

Driver stopped at stop line for pedestrians on a children's crossing with children's crossing signs and twin yellow lights

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In each of these examples, the driver must stop at the stop line because there are pedestrians on the children's crossing.



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