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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 81

Giving way at a pedestrian crossing

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

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Note

Pedestrian crossing is defined in subrule (3).

    (2)     A driver must give way to any pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Note

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

    (3)     A pedestrian crossing is an area of a road

        (a)     at a place with white stripes on the road surface that—

              (i)     run lengthwise along the road; and

              (ii)     are of approximately the same length; and

              (iii)     are approximately parallel to each other; and

              (iv)     are in a row that extends completely, or partly, across the road; and

        (b)     with or without either or both of the following—

              (i)     a pedestrian crossing sign ;

              (ii)     alternating flashing twin yellow lights.

Notes

1     Twin yellow lights is defined in the dictionary.

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

Pedestrian crossing sign

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Examples

Example 1

Giving way to a pedestrian on
a pedestrian crossing

Example 2

Giving way to a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing at a slip lane

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In each of these examples, the driver must give way to the pedestrian on the crossing.



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