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TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--ROAD RULES) REGULATION 2009 - REG 215

Using lights when driving at night or in hazardous weather conditions

215 Using lights when driving at night or in hazardous weather conditions

(1) A driver must not drive at night, or in hazardous weather conditions causing reduced visibility unless—
(a) the headlights, tail-lights and number plate light fitted to the driver’s vehicle are operating effectively and are clearly visible; and
(b) if the vehicle is fitted with clearance lights or side marker lights—those lights are operating effectively and are clearly visible.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(2) However, this section does not apply to a driver if—
(a) the driver’s vehicle is stopped or parked at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies; and
(b) the driver is permitted to stop or park at that place under this regulation.
(3) Also, a driver driving during the day in fog, or other hazardous weather conditions causing reduced visibility, may drive without the headlights of the driver’s vehicle operating if the vehicle is fitted with front fog lights and those lights are operating effectively and are clearly visible.
(4) In subsection (1) , a reference to a kind of light fitted to a vehicle is a reference to a light of that kind required to be fitted under—
(a) the heavy vehicle standards under the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Queensland); or
(b) the Standards and Safety Regulation .



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