(1) A driver (except
the driver of a public bus) must not drive in a bus lane, unless the driver is
permitted to drive in the bus lane under rule 158.
"Public bus" is defined in the dictionary.
Rule 158 provides additional exceptions applying to this rule, and also
provides a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against this
(2) A "bus lane" is a
marked lane, or the part of a marked lane—
beginning at a bus lane sign (whether or not there is also a bus lane road
marking) and ending at the nearest of the following:
an end bus lane sign;
a traffic sign that indicates the beginning of another
special purpose lane; or
beginning at a bus lane road marking (if there is no bus lane sign) and ending
at the next intersection.
"Intersection", "marked lane", "special purpose lane" and "traffic sign" are
defined in the dictionary.
(3) In this
"bus lane road marking" means a road marking consisting of—
letters "BL"; or
words "bus lane"; or
words "bus only".
"Road marking" is defined in the dictionary.
Bus lane sign
End bus lane sign
Note for diagrams—
There are a number of other permitted versions of each of these
signs—see the diagrams in Schedule 3.
For South Australia, see regulation 13 of the Road Traffic (Road
Rules—Ancillary and Miscellaneous Provisions) Regulations 2014 .