(1) A driver (except
the driver of a tram, tram recovery vehicle or public bus) must not drive in a
tram lane, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the tram lane under this
rule or rule 158.
"Public bus", "tram" and "tram recovery vehicle are 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 driver may drive
in a tram lane if the driver is driving a truck and it is necessary for the
driver to drive in the tram lane to reach a place to drop off, or pick up,
passengers or goods.
(3) A "tram lane" is a
part of a road with tram tracks that—
between a tram lane sign and an end tram lane sign; and
marked along the left side of the tracks (when facing the direction of travel
of a tram on the tracks) by a continuous yellow line parallel to the tracks.
"Tram tracks" is defined in the dictionary.
Tram lane sign
End tram lane sign
Note for diagrams—
There are a number of other permitted versions of the tram lane sign and
another permitted version of the end tram lane sign—see the diagrams in