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Emergency stopping lane only signs

    (1)     A driver must not drive in an emergency stopping lane unless—

        (a)     the driver needs to drive in the emergency stopping lane to avoid a collision, to stop in the lane, or because the driver's vehicle is disabled; or

        (b)     information on or with a traffic sign applying to the length of road indicates that a particular class of vehicle may drive in the emergency stopping lane and the driver is driving a vehicle of that class.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.


1     Driver's vehicle and with are defined in the dictionary.

2     Rule 178 deals with stopping in an emergency stopping lane.

Rule 95(2) amended by S.R. No. 153/2019 rule 4(Sch.  1 item 1), substituted by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 38(1).

    (2)     This rule does not apply to—

        (a)     the rider of a bicycle or an electric scooter; or

        (b)     the driver of a vehicle that is being driven in the emergency stopping lane with written consent of the Secretary.


Note 1 to rule 95(2) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 38(2).

1     Bicycle and electric scooter are defined in the dictionary.

2     If a no bicycles sign applies to the emergency stopping lane, the rider must not ride in the lane—see rule 252.

    (3)     In these Rules—

"emergency stopping lane" means a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane, to which an emergency stopping lane only sign applies.


1     Marked lane is defined in the dictionary.

2     Rule 329 explains when a traffic control device applies to a marked lane.

Emergency stopping lane only sign


Note for diagram

The sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction—see rule 316(4).

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