(1) If a driver is driving in a marked lane at an intersection (except a roundabout) and there are traffic lane arrows applying to the lane, the driver must—
(a) if the arrows indicate a single direction—drive in that direction; or
(b) if the arrows indicate 2 or more directions—drive in one of those directions.
Penalty: 5 penalty units.
1 Marked lane and traffic lane arrows are defined in the dictionary.
2 Part 9 deals with traffic lane arrows at roundabouts.
3 Rule 329 explains when a traffic control device applies to a marked lane.
(2) However, this rule does not apply to a driver if—
(a) the arrows indicate a direction to the right (whether or not they also indicate another direction) at an intersection and the driver is making a U-turn at the intersection; or
(b) a traffic sign indicates that the driver may drive in a direction different to that indicated by the traffic lane arrows; or
(c) the driver is driving in the direction indicated by traffic lane arrows that apply to one or more marked lanes and there is an obstruction in each of those lanes; or
(d) the driver is turning at an intersection in accordance with rule 28(2) or 32(2).
1 Obstruction and U-turn are defined in the dictionary.
2 Rules 40 and 41 deal with making a U-turn at an intersection. The driver must not make a U-turn if there is a no U-turn sign at the intersection.
3 Rule 28(2) deals with vehicles 7·5 metres long or longer turning left at an intersection from within the marked lane next to the left lane as well as, or instead of, the left lane on a multi-lane road. Rule 32(2) deals with vehicles 7·5 metres long or longer turning right at an intersection from within the marked lane next to the right lane as well as, or instead of, the right lane on a multi-lane road.
1 Traffic lane arrows on the surface of marked lanes.
2 Traffic lane arrows on a traffic sign.
(3) The existence of a bicycle storage area in a marked lane does not alter a driver's obligation to comply with this rule.
Bicycle storage area is defined in the dictionary.
Division 2—Traffic signs and road markings generally