Schedule 6 to the Principal Rules is amended as follows:(a) by omitting clause 2 from Part 1 and substituting the following clause:2. Rule 179: Stopping in a loading zone(1) For rule 179(1)(c) , the following vehicles are permitted to stop in a loading zone if they are dropping off or picking up goods:(a) a truck, together with any trailer that it may be towing;(b) a vehicle, other than a truck or public bus, that has the name and address of its registered operator permanently displayed by non-magnetic means on the right-hand side of the vehicle in letters that are at least 25 millimetres high and of a contrasting colour to the colour of the vehicle.
Note : Bus , loading zone , public bus , trailer and truck are defined in the dictionary.(2) For rule 179(1)(c) , a vehicle that is being used in the provision of community transport services is permitted to stop in a loading zone if (a) the vehicle is dropping off or picking up passengers; and(b) the driver of the vehicle does not leave the vehicle unattended for more than 5 minutes; and(c) the driver completes the dropping off, or picking up, of the passengers, and drives on, as soon as possible.(3) For this rule, a driver leaves a vehicle unattended if the driver leaves the vehicle so the driver is over 3 metres from the closest point of the vehicle.(4) In this rule community transport service means a transport service provided by (a) an organisation (i) that is a not-for-profit organisation; and(ii) that is funded entirely or partially by any of the following or a combination of any of the following:(a) the Commonwealth;(b) the State;(c) a council; or(b) an organisation that is, or is entitled to be, endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a charitable or benevolent institution; or(c) a council; or(d) the Crown.(b) by omitting clause 3 from Division 1 of Part 2 and substituting the following clause:3. Emergency worker(1) A person is an emergency worker for the Road Rules if the person is (a) an employee of Airservices Australia and that employee is participating in rescue and fire fighting services within the meaning of the Air Services Regulations 1995 of the Commonwealth; or(b) approved or authorised under the Ambulance Service Act 1982 ; or(c) appointed or employed for the purposes of the Emergency Management Act 2006 or registered as a volunteer member of the State Emergency Service under section 28(2)(b) of that Act; or(d) appointed or employed for the purposes of the Fire Service Act 1979 ; or(e) a ranger appointed under, or a person appointed or employed for the purposes of, the Nature Conservation Act 2002 ; or(f) a ranger appointed under, or a person appointed or employed for the purposes of, the National Parks and Reserves Management Act 2002 .(2) In this rule Airservices Australia means the body established by section 7(1) of the Air Services Act 1995 of the Commonwealth.(c) by omitting clause 5 from Division 1 of Part 2 and substituting the following clause:5. Oversize vehicleA vehicle is declared to be an oversize vehicle for the Road Rules if its dimensions, including any load, exceed (a) in the case of a light vehicle, the maximum allowable dimensions specified for that vehicle in the Vehicle and Traffic (Vehicle Operations) Regulations 2014 ; and(b) in the case of a heavy vehicle, the maximum allowable dimensions specified for that vehicle in the Heavy Vehicle (Mass, Dimension and Loading) National Regulation , as made under the Heavy Vehicle National Law and applied in this jurisdiction by section 5 of the Heavy Vehicle National Law (Tasmania) Act 2013 .(d) by omitting clause 9 from Division 1 of Part 2 ;(e) by omitting from clause 14(b) of Division 2 of Part 2 "under regulation 42 of the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 1998 " and substituting "within the meaning of the Dangerous Goods (Road and Rail Transport) Regulations 2010 " ;(f) by omitting from clause 1 of Part 3 "bears the Australian Standards Mark" and substituting "is marked in accordance with that Standard" ;(g) by omitting from clause 2 of Part 3 "bears the Australian Standards Mark" and substituting "is marked in accordance with that Standard" ;(h) by omitting from clause 4 of Part 3 "bears the Australian Standards Mark" and substituting "is marked in accordance with that Standard" .
Displayed and numbered in accordance with the Rules Publication Act 1953 .
Notified in the Gazette on 10 December 2014
These rules are administered in the Department of State Growth.
(This note is not part of the rule)These rules amend the Road Rules 2009 by
(a) clarifying various give way rules; and(b) adding exceptions to the requirements to (i) keep off a painted island; and(ii) keep left of a dividing line; and(c) clarifying when crossing a continuous line is permitted outside of times when a lane is a special purpose lane; and(d) addressing technical matters in relation to bicycle lanes; and(e) prohibiting stopping on a traffic island; and(f) amending various rules relating to the wearing of seatbelts, riding on motor bikes, stopping for bicycle crossing lights, and the use of mobile phones; and(g) making other minor miscellaneous amendments; and(h) updating certain legislative references.