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154—Bus lanes

        (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.

Offence provision.

Note 1—

"Public bus" is defined in the dictionary.

Note 2—

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 rule.

        (2)         A "bus lane" is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane—

            (a)         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:

                  (i)         an end bus lane sign;

                  (ii)         a traffic sign that indicates the beginning of another special purpose lane; or

            (b)         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 rule—

"bus lane road marking" means a road marking consisting of—

            (a)         the letters "BL"; or

            (b)         the words "bus lane"; or

            (c)         the 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 .

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