New South Wales Consolidated Regulations
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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 21
Speed limit where a speed limit sign applies
(1) The speed limit applying to a driver for a length of road to which a
speed limit sign applies is the number of kilometres per hour indicated by the
number on the sign.
"Length" of road is defined in the Dictionary.
(2) However, if the number on
the speed limit sign is over 100 and the driver is driving a vehicle with a
GVM over 4.5 tonnes or a vehicle and trailer combination with a GCM over 4.5
tonnes, the speed limit applying to the driver for the length of road is 100
kilometres per hour.
Note 1 :
"trailer" are defined in the Dictionary,
"vehicle" is defined in rule 15, and
"GVM" are defined in the Act.
Note 2 : This subrule is not uniform with the
corresponding subrule in rule 21 of the Australian Road Rules . Different
rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(3) A speed limit sign on
a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the
nearest of the following--
(a) a speed limit sign on the road with a different
number on the sign,
(b) an end speed limit sign or speed derestriction sign
on the road,
(c) if the road ends at a T-intersection or dead end--the end of
Note 1 :
"T-intersection" is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rule 322(1) and (2)
deal with the meaning of a traffic sign
"on" a road.
Note 1 for diagrams : There are a number of other permitted versions of the
speed limit sign and the end speed limit sign --see the diagrams in Schedule
Note 2 for diagrams : A speed limit sign or end speed limit sign may have
a different number on the sign--see rule 316(4).
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