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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 131

Keeping to the left of oncoming vehicles

    (1)     A driver must drive to the left of any oncoming vehicle unless—

        (a)     the driver is turning right at an intersection; and

        (b)     the driver is passing an oncoming vehicle turning right at the intersection; and

        (c)     there is no traffic sign or road marking indicating that the driver must pass to the left of the oncoming vehicle.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.

Notes

1     "Intersection", oncoming vehicle , road marking and traffic sign are defined in the dictionary.

2     Part 4, Division 2 deals with making right turns.

Rule 131(2) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 46(1).

    (2)     This rule does not apply to the rider of a motor bike that is a postal vehicle, the rider of a bicycle, the rider of an electric scooter or the rider of an animal if—

        (a)     the rider is riding on a footpath, nature strip or shared path; and

        (b)     the rider is permitted to ride on the footpath, nature strip or shared path under these Rules; and

        (c)     either—

              (i)     the oncoming vehicle is not on the footpath, nature strip or shared path; or

              (ii)     the oncoming vehicle is not permitted, under these Rules, to be on the footpath, nature strip or shared path.

Note to rule 131(2) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 46(2).

Note

"Bicycle", electric scooter , "footpath", motor bike , nature strip and postal vehicle are defined in the dictionary. Shared path is defined in rule 242.


Examples

Example 1

Driving to the left of an
oncoming vehicle

Example 2

Oncoming vehicles turning right passing to the right of each other

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