(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).
(2) This rule does not apply to the rider of a bicycle or the driver of a vehicle which is being driven in the emergency stopping lane with the written consent of the Secretary.
1 Bicycle is 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).