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155—Tram lanes

        (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.

Offence provision.

Note 1—

"Public bus", "tram" and "tram recovery vehicle are 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 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—

            (a)         is between a tram lane sign and an end tram lane sign; and

            (b)         is 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 Schedule 3.


Tram lane


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