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   PART 1 -- Preliminary  

   1.      Citation  
   2.      Commencement  
   3.      Terms and abbreviations used  
   3A.     Electric rideable devices

   PART 2 -- Application  

   4.      Scope of regulations  
   4A.      Minister may declare Code requirements do not apply  
   4B.     Minister may designate shared zones  
   5.      Infringement notices not to be issued to children under 14  
   7.      Requirement to give way, effect of  
   8A.     Requirement to stop as near as practicable to place, effect of  
   8.      Offence against local laws not offence against this Code  
   9.      Penalties  
   10.     Repeal

   PART 3 -- Speed restrictions  

   11.     Speed limits generally  
   11A.    “When blank” signs  
   12.     Minimum speeds on freeways  
   13.     Heavy vehicles and vehicles towing trailers  
   14.     Heavy vehicle speed zones  
   15.     Speed restrictions for electric rideable devices  
   16.     Speed restriction on bridge  
   17.     Penalties for speeding  
   18.     Reckless driving generally  
   18A.    Evasive action in relation to speed camera

   PART 4 -- Making turns

           Division 1 -- Left turns at intersections  

   19.     Application of Division  
   20.     Left turns (single lanes)  
   21.     Left turns (multiple lanes)  
   22.     Making left turn as indicated by turn line

           Division 2 -- Right turns (other than hook turns) at intersections  

   23.     Application of Division  
   24.     Right turns (two‑way, single lanes)  
   25.     Right turns (one‑way, single lanes)  
   26.     Right turns from multi‑lane carriageway  
   27.     Making a right turn (generally)

           Division 3 -- Hook turns by bicycles or electric rideable devices at intersections  

   28.     Optional hook turn by bicycle or electric rideable device rider  
   29.     Bicycle or electric rideable device rider making hook turn contrary to sign

           Division 4 -- U turns  

   30.     U turns on carriageway  
   31.     U turns at intersection  
   32.     U turns generally

           Division 5 -- Turns from a carriageway to land abutting the carriageway  

   33.     Turns to enter abutting land

   PART 5 -- Turning and stop signals  

   34.     Terms used  
   35.     When drivers are to give signals  
   36.     How drivers are to give signals  
   37.     How long should hand signals be given  
   38.     Use of signalling devices

   PART 6 -- Traffic‑control signals (traffic lights and twin alternating red lights)

           Division 1 -- Obeying traffic‑control signals (traffic lights)  

   39.     Proceeding when faced with circular green signal or green arrow  
   39A.    Effect of traffic‑control signal accompanied by “one vehicle per green each lane” sign  
   40.     Stopping for circular red signal or red arrow  
   41A.    Motor vehicles not to enter bicycle storage area  
   41.     Stopping for circular yellow signal or yellow arrow  
   42.     Green arrow with red or yellow signal, effect of  
   43.     Turning left on red signal  
   43A.    Effect of green bicycle light with red or yellow signals  
   43B.    Effect of red bicycle light with green arrow signal  
   44.     What to do if signals change when intersection congested etc.

           Division 2 -- Giving way at traffic‑control signals (traffic lights)  

   45.     Right of way during turns at intersection with traffic‑control signals  
   46.     Giving way at intersection with traffic‑control signals not operating or only partly operating  
   47.     Giving way at flashing yellow traffic arrow at intersection  
   48.     Giving way at crossing (other than at intersection) with flashing yellow traffic‑control signal

           Division 3 -- Twin alternating red lights  

   49.     Stopping for twin alternating red lights (except at level crossings)

   PART 7 -- Giving way

           Division 1 -- Places with a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver  

   50.     Stopping and giving way at stop sign or stop line at intersection without traffic‑control signals  
   51.     Stopping and giving way at stop sign or stop line at other places  
   52.     Giving way at give way sign or give way line at intersection  
   53.     Giving way at give way sign at bridge or length of narrow carriageway  
   54.     Giving way at give way sign or give way line at other places

           Division 2 -- Giving way at an intersection without traffic‑control signals or a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver  

   55.     Giving way at intersection (except T‑intersection or roundabout)  
   56.     Giving way at T‑intersection

           Division 3 -- Entering or leaving land abutting a carriageway or road  

   57.     Giving way when entering carriageway from land abutting carriageway or road  
   58.     Giving way when entering land abutting carriageway or road from carriageway

           Division 4 -- Keeping clear of and giving way to particular vehicles  

   59.     Giving way to public buses  
   60.     Keeping clear of police and emergency vehicles

           Division 5 -- Crossings and shared zones  

   61.     Children’s crossings  
   62.     Pedestrian crossings  
   63.     Overtaking or passing vehicle at children’s crossing or pedestrian crossing  
   64.     Giving way to pedestrians in shared zone

           Division 6 -- Other give way requirements  

   65.     Giving way when driving through break in median strip  
   66.     Giving way on painted island  
   67.     Giving way in median turning bay  
   68.     Giving way when moving from boundary of carriageway, or parking area on or in median strip

   PART 8 -- Traffic signs and road markings

           Division 1 -- Traffic signs and road markings at intersections and other places  

   69.     Left turn only signs  
   70.     Right turn only signs  
   71.     No turns signs  
   72.     No left turn and no right turn signs  
   73.     Traffic lane arrows

           Division 2 -- Traffic signs and road markings generally  

   74.     No overtaking or passing signs  
   75.     No overtaking on bridge sign  
   76.     Emergency stopping lane only signs  
   76A.    Emergency stopping bay signs  
   77.     Keep clear markings  
   78.     Road access signs  
   79.     Further restrictions on freeways  
   80.     One‑way signs  
   81.     Keep left and keep right signs  
   82.     No entry signs  
   83.     Hand‑held stop signs

           Division 3 -- Signs for trucks, buses and other large vehicles  

   84.     Clearance and low clearance signs  
   85.     Load limit signs  
   86.     No trucks signs  
   87.     Trucks must enter signs  
   88.     No buses signs  
   89.     Buses must enter signs  
   90.     Trucks and buses low gear signs  
   91A.    Safety ramp and arrester bed signs

   PART 9 -- Roundabouts  

   91.     Terms used  
   92.     Entering multi‑lane roundabout  
   93.     Indicating left when entering roundabout  
   94.     Indicating right when entering roundabout  
   95.     Right of way in roundabout  
   96.     Driving through roundabout  
   97.     Obeying marked arrows when driving in or leaving roundabout  
   98.     Indicating when changing lanes or lines of traffic in roundabout  
   99.     Indicating left when leaving roundabout  
   100.    Rider of bicycle, electric rideable device or animal to give way to vehicle leaving roundabout

   PART 10 -- Level crossings  

   101.    Stopping at level crossing  
   102.    Approaching trains  
   103.    Giving way at level crossing  
   104.    What to do if traffic is congested  
   105.    Leaving level crossing  
   106.    Stopping at level crossing when vehicle is carrying dangerous goods  
   107.    Driving around boom gates

   PART 11 -- Keeping left, overtaking and other driving provisions

           Division 1 -- General  

   108.    Obstruction of vehicles and pedestrians  
   109.    Keeping safe distance behind vehicles  
   110.    Keeping minimum distance between long vehicles  
   111.    No entry to choked intersection

           Division 2 -- Keeping to the left  

   112.    Keeping as far left as practicable  
   113.    Restriction on use of right lane  
   114.    Keeping to left of oncoming vehicles  
   115.    Keeping to left of marked or unmarked two‑way carriageway  
   116.    Keeping to left of continuous dividing lines  
   117.    Keeping to left of median strip  
   118.    Service roads  
   119.    Driving on or across median strip, painted island etc.  
   120.    Avoiding obstructions on carriageway

           Division 3 -- Overtaking  

   121.    No overtaking unless safe to do so  
   122.    Overtaking  
   123.    Passing or overtaking vehicle displaying do not overtake turning vehicle sign  
   124.    Keeping safe distance when overtaking  
   124A.   Keeping safe distance when passing rideable device  
   125.    Courtesy when overtaking

           Division 4 -- Driving in marked lanes or lines of traffic  

   126.    Driving in single lane on carriageway  
   127.    Moving from one marked lane to another marked lane across continuous line separating lanes  
   128.    Giving way when lines of traffic merge into single line of traffic  
   129.    Driving on or across continuous white edge line  
   130.    Riding certain vehicles alongside more than 1 other rider  
   130A.   Rider of motor cycle not to ride next to other vehicles except in certain circumstances  
   130B.   When rider of a motor cycle is lawfully lane filtering

           Division 5 -- Obeying overhead traffic‑control signals applying to marked lanes  

   131.    Overhead traffic‑control signals

           Division 6 -- Driving in marked lanes designated for special purposes  

   132.    Bicycle lanes  
   133.    Bus lanes  
   133A.   Busways  
   134.    Transit lanes  
   135.    Truck lanes  
   136.    Exceptions to driving in special purpose lanes etc.  
   137.    Marked lanes required to be used by particular kinds of vehicles

           Division 6A -- Stationary incident response vehicles  

   137A.   Approaching and passing stationary incident response vehicles

           Division 7 -- Freight containers  

   138A.   Freight container not to be driven on prohibited road  
   138B.   Signs

   PART 12 -- Restrictions on stopping and parking

           Division 1 -- General  

   138.    Stopping in an emergency etc. or to comply with another regulation  
   139.     Application of this Part to bicycles and electric rideable devices

           Division 2 -- No stopping and no parking signs, and yellow edge lines  

   140.    No stopping signs  
   141.    No parking signs  
   142.    No stopping on carriageway with yellow edge line

           Division 3 -- Stopping at intersections and crossings  

   143.    Prohibited stopping places  
   144.    Stopping on or near children’s crossing or pedestrian crossing  
   145.    Stopping on or near marked foot crossing (except at intersection)  
   146.    Stopping at or near bicycle crossing lights (except at intersection)  
   147.    Stopping on or near level crossing

           Division 4 -- Stopping on clearways and freeways and in emergency stopping bays and lanes and red X lanes  

   148.    Stopping on clearway  
   149.    Stopping on freeway  
   150.    Stopping in emergency stopping bay, emergency stopping lane or red X lane

           Division 5 -- Stopping in zones for particular vehicles  

   151.    Stopping in loading zone  
   152.    Stopping in truck zone  
   153.    Stopping in works zone etc.  
   154.    Stopping in taxi zone or bus zone  
   155.    Stopping in mail zone  
   156.    Other limitations in zones

           Division 6 -- Other places where stopping is restricted  

   157.    Stopping in bus lane, transit lane, truck lane or bicycle lane  
   158.    Stopping in shared zone  
   159.    Double parking  
   160.    Stopping near obstruction  
   161.    Stopping on bridge or in tunnel etc.  
   162.    Restriction on stopping vehicle on crests, curves etc.  
   163.    Stopping near fire hydrant etc.  
   164.    Stopping at or near bus stop  
   165.    Stopping on path, dividing strip, nature strip or painted island  
   166.    Obstructing access to and from path, driveway etc.  
   167.    Stopping near letter box  
   168.    Stopping on carriageway -- heavy and long vehicles  
   169.    Stopping on carriageway with bicycle parking sign  
   170.    Stopping on carriageway with motor cycle parking sign  
   171.    Stopping in parking area for people with disabilities

           Division 7 -- Permissive parking signs and parking fees  

   172.    Information on or with permissive parking signs  
   173A.   Parking outside times indicated  
   173.    Parking for longer than indicated  
   174.    Time extension for people with disabilities  
   175.    Parking where fees are payable

           Division 8 -- Parallel parking  

   176.    Parallel parking on carriageway (except in median strip parking area)  
   177.    Parallel parking in median strip parking area

           Division 9 -- Angle parking  

   178.    Angle parking

           Division 10 -- Other parking related provisions  

   179.    Parking in parking bays  
   180.    Entering and leaving median strip parking area  
   181.    Making motor vehicle secure

   PART 13 -- Lights and warning devices

           Division 1 -- Lights on motor vehicles  

   182.    Lights on moving motor vehicles  
   183.    Using fog lights  
   184.    Lights on towed vehicles  
   185.    Using headlights on high‑beam  
   186.    Lights not to be used to dazzle other road users  
   187.    Using lights on some stopped vehicles  
   188.    Using hazard warning lights

           Division 2 -- Lights on animal‑drawn vehicles  

   189.    Lights on animal‑drawn vehicles during hours of darkness or in hazardous weather conditions

           Division 3 -- Horns  

   190.    Use of horns etc.

           Division 4 -- Portable warning signs for heavy vehicles  

   191.    Portable warning signs for disabled heavy vehicles  
   192.    Fallen loadings from heavy vehicles requiring signs  
   193.    Restriction on flashing warning lights

   PART 14 -- Pedestrians

           Division 1 -- General  

   194.    No pedestrians signs  
   195.    Pedestrians on road with road access sign  
   196.    Crossing carriageway -- general  
   197.    Crossing at pedestrian lights  
   198.    Crossing carriageway with traffic‑control signals that do not include pedestrian lights  
   199.    Crossing carriageway on or near crossing for pedestrians  
   200.    Crossing level crossing  
   201.    Pedestrians not to cause obstruction  
   202.    Getting on or into moving vehicle  
   203.    Pedestrians travelling along carriageway (except in or on wheeled recreational device, motorised scooter or wheeled toy)  
   204.    Pedestrians on part of path designated for bicycles only  
   205.    Games on roads

           Division 2 -- Persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices, motorised scooters and wheeled toys  

   206.    Wheeled recreational devices, motorised scooters and wheeled toys prohibited on certain carriageways and where no wheeled devices signs apply  
   207.    Travelling in or on wheeled recreational device, motorised scooter or wheeled toy on carriageway  
   208.    Travelling in or on wheeled recreational device, motorised scooter or wheeled toy on footpath or shared path  
   209.    Travelling in or on wheeled recreational device or motorised scooter on separated footpath or bicycle path  
   209A.   Protective helmets to be worn on motorised scooters  
   209B.   Travel in hours of darkness or in hazardous weather  
   210.    Towing of wheeled recreational devices, motorised scooters and toys  
   210A.   Proper control of motorised scooters

   PART 15 -- Additional provisions for bicycles, electric rideable devices and electric personal transporters (EPTs)

           Division 1 -- Bicycles and electric rideable devices  

   210B.   Electric rideable devices prohibited on certain carriageways  
   211.    Riding bicycles and electric rideable devices  
   212.    Carrying persons or animals on bicycles or electric rideable devices  
   213.    Riding in bicycle lane  
   214.    Riding across a crossing  
   215A.   Entering bicycle storage area on bicycle or electric rideable device  
   215B.   Giving way while entering or in bicycle storage area  
   215.    Riding on wrong part of separated footpath  
   216.    Paths  
   217.    Riding to left of oncoming bicycles or electric rideable devices on path  
   218.    No bicycles signs and markings  
   218A.   No wheeled devices signs  
   219.    Riders of bicycles and electric rideable devices not to cause obstruction  
   220.    Towing of bicycles or electric rideable devices  
   221.    Riding too close behind motor vehicle  
   222.    Riders of bicycles to wear and ensure passengers wear protective helmets  
   223A.   Passengers on bicycles to wear protective helmets  
   223B.   Riders of electric rideable devices to wear protective helmets  
   223.    Riding with person on bicycle trailer  
   224.    Lights and other equipment on bicycles and electric rideable devices  
   225.    Red bicycle crossing lights  
   226.    Stopping for yellow bicycle crossing light  
   227.    Proceeding when bicycle crossing lights change to yellow or red  
   228.    Minimum age to ride power assisted pedal cycle or electric rideable device  
   229.    Proper control of bicycles and electric rideable devices  
   229A.   Electric rideable device must not have sharp protrusions

           Division 2 -- Electric personal transporters (EPTs)

              Subdivision 1 -- Preliminary  

   230A.   Terms used  
   230B.   EPTs and EPT use areas

              Subdivision 2 -- Provisions for EPT riders  

   230C.   EPTs to be ridden in EPT use areas only  
   230D.   Riders to be at least 12 years of age  
   230E.   EPT to be supplied and supervised by commercial operator  
   230F.   Riders to wear protective helmets  
   230G.   Towing of EPTs prohibited  
   230H.   Riding EPTs  
   230I.   No passengers or animals on EPTs  
   230J.   EPT rider not to cause obstruction

              Subdivision 3 -- Provisions for commercial operators of EPTs  

   230K.   EPTs not to be able to exceed 10 km/h and to be fitted with warning devices  
   230L.   EPTs only to be for supervised tours or during training for supervised tours  
   230M.   Supervised tours  
   230N.   Records to be kept and supplied on demand

   PART 16 -- Persons travelling on or in a vehicle

           Division 1 -- Preliminary  

   230.    Terms used  
   231.    Medical certificate

           Division 2 -- Requirement to wear seatbelts, etc.  

   232.    Driver to wear seatbelt  
   233.    Wearing of seatbelts by passengers 16 years old or older  
   234.    Wearing of seatbelts by passengers under 16 years old  
   235.    Specific exemptions from wearing seatbelts and defences  
   235A.   Penalties for seatbelt offences by driver

           Division 4 -- Exceptions  

   240.    Exemptions  
   241.    Police to consider safety of alleged offenders

           Division 5 -- Other duties  

   242.    Body or limbs protruding from vehicles  
   243.    Opening doors and alighting from vehicles  
   244.    Drivers and pillion passengers upon motor cycles to wear protective helmets  
   245.    Motor cycle rider to be properly seated  
   246A.   Passengers on 2‑wheeled motor cycles  
   246B.   Passengers on trikes and motor cycles with sidecars  
   246.    Interfering with driver’s control of vehicle

   PART 17 -- Additional provisions for drivers of public buses etc., in bus lanes  

   247A.   Application of this Part  
   247.    Stopping for red B light  
   248.    Stopping for yellow B light  
   249.    Exception to stopping for red or yellow B light  
   250.    Proceeding after stopping for red or yellow B light  
   251.    Proceeding when traffic‑control signal shows circular red light and white B light or white traffic arrow is showing  
   252.    Proceeding when white B light or white arrow is no longer showing

   PART 18 -- Miscellaneous provisions

           Division 1 -- Miscellaneous provisions for drivers  

   253.    Driving on paths  
   254.    Driving on nature strip  
   255.    Creating excessive noise  
   256.    Putting glass etc. on roads  
   257.    Securing of loads  
   258.    Evidentiary provisions relating to securing of loads  
   259.    Selling papers and cars, hitch‑hiking etc.  
   260.    Requirement to have wheels or tracks  
   261.    Driving backwards  
   263.    Drivers to have uninterrupted and undistracted views etc.  
   264A.   Dogs etc. on motor cycles  
   264.    Use of visual display units etc. in vehicle  
   265.    Use of mobile phones

           Division 2 -- Provisions for people in charge of animals  

   267.    Leading animals  
   268.    Rider of animal on footpath or nature strip to give way to pedestrians  
   269.    Riding animal alongside more than one other rider  
   270.    Proper control of animals

           Division 3 -- Directions by police and authorised persons  

   271.    Authorised person to be declared  
   272.    Obedience to police or authorised persons  
   273.    Directions by police

           Division 4 -- Unattended and unauthorised vehicles and stock on roads  

   275.    Unattended stock on roads  
   276.    Restrictions on driving of stock  
   277.    Permit for driving of stock

           Division 5 -- Towing  

   278.    Towing a vehicle, trailer etc.  
   279.    Towed vehicles, trailers etc.

   PART 19 -- Exemptions, specific local and transitional provisions

           Division 1 -- Exemptions  

   280.    Exemption for drivers of emergency vehicles (police officers)  
   281.    Exemption for drivers of emergency vehicles (other)  
   282A.   Exemption for drivers of vehicles used in police driver training  
   282.    Stopping and parking exemption for emergency vehicles, police vehicles and authorised persons  
   283.    Exemption for police and emergency workers on foot or on patrol  
   284.    General exemptions from seatbelt provisions  
   285.    Exemption for road workers etc.  
   285A.   Exemption for operators of certain measuring equipment  
   285B.   Exemption for operators of “red light” cameras  
   286.    Exemption for oversize vehicles  
   287.    Exemption for tow truck drivers  
   288A.   Exemption for motor break‑down service vehicles  
   288B.   Exemption for Main Roads incident response service  
   288.    Exemption for postal vehicles  
   289.    Exemption for certain vehicles displaying flashing warning lights

           Division 2 -- Specific local provisions  

   290.    Processions and public meetings  
   291.    Temporary closure of or restriction on use of roads  
   292.    Restrictions on traffic in pedestrian mall  
   292A.   Directions when road under repair etc.

           Division 3 -- Stop lines and give way lines  

   293.    Stop signs and stop lines  
   294.    Give way signs and give way lines

   PART 20 -- General  

   295.    Authorisation to be in writing  
   296.    Delineation of parking areas etc.  
   297.    Power to erect traffic‑control signals and road signs  
   298.    Unauthorised use of various traffic‑related items  
   299.    Limits on operation of signs  
   300.    All traffic‑control signals and traffic signs to be operative  
   301.    Inscriptions on signs to have effect according to their tenor  
   302.    Variations in traffic signs etc.  
   303A.   Audible lines  
   303.    Operation of signs on holidays  
   304.    Symbols, lights and traffic related items etc.  
   305.    Representations of traffic signs, traffic‑control signals, symbols etc. in these regulations  
   306.     References to pedestrians or relevant riders crossing carriageway
           SCHEDULE 1 -- Abbreviations and symbols
           SCHEDULE 2 -- Standard or commonly used traffic signs
           SCHEDULE 3 -- Other permitted traffic signs
           SCHEDULE 4 -- Symbols, lights and traffic‑related items
           SCHEDULE 5 -- O’Connor Industrial Area

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