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TRANSPORT OPERATIONS (ROAD USE MANAGEMENT--ROAD RULES) REGULATION 2009 - REG 57

Stopping for a yellow traffic light or arrow

57 Stopping for a yellow traffic light or arrow

(1) A driver who is approaching, or at, traffic lights showing a yellow traffic light—
(a) must stop—
(i) if there is a stop line at or near the traffic lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the stop line—as near as practicable to, and before reaching, the stop line; or
(ii) if there is no stop line at or near the traffic lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the traffic lights—as near as practicable to, and before reaching, the nearest traffic lights; or
(iii) if the traffic lights are at an intersection and the driver can not stop safely under subparagraph (i) or (ii) , but can stop safely before entering the intersection—before entering the intersection; and
(b) must not proceed until the traffic lights—
(i) change to green or flashing yellow; or
(ii) show no traffic light.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(2) A driver who is approaching, or at, traffic arrows showing a yellow traffic arrow, and turning in the direction indicated by the arrow—
(a) must stop—
(i) if there is a stop line at or near the traffic arrows and the driver can stop safely before reaching the stop line—as near as practicable to, and before reaching, the stop line; or
(ii) if there is no stop line at or near the traffic arrows and the driver can stop safely before reaching the traffic arrows—as near as practicable to, and before reaching, the nearest traffic arrows; or
(iii) if the traffic arrows are at an intersection and the driver can not stop safely under subparagraph (i) or (ii) , but can stop safely before entering the intersection—before entering the intersection; and
(b) must not proceed until the traffic arrows—
(i) change to green or flashing yellow; or
(ii) show no traffic arrow.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(3) If the traffic lights or arrows are at an intersection and the driver can not stop safely under subsection (1) or (2) and enters the intersection, the driver must leave the intersection as soon as the driver can do so safely.
Penalty—
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(4) If there is a bicycle storage area before any traffic lights referred to in subsection (1) or (2) , a reference to the stop line in subsection (1) (a) or (2) (a)
(a) in the case of a driver of a motor vehicle (other than a motorbike), is a reference to the first stop line that the driver comes, or came, to in approaching the lights; or
(b) in the case of a rider of a bicycle or a motorbike, is a reference to the stop line that is nearest to the intersection.



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