Rule 137(1) amended by S.R. No. 35/2021 rule 6(1).
(1) A driver must not drive on a dividing strip, except as permitted under this rule, rule 139(4) or 144A(2).
Penalty: 3 penalty units.
1 Dividing strip is defined in the dictionary.
2 Rule 139 deals with avoiding obstructions on a road.
Note 3 to rule 137(1) inserted by S.R. No. 35/2021 rule 6(2), amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 48.
3 Rule 144A(2) deals with driving on a dividing strip that is at the same level as the road to pass a bicycle or an electric scooter.
(2) A driver may drive on a dividing strip that is at the same level as the road, and marked at each side by a continuous line—
(a) to enter or leave the road; or
(b) to enter or leave an area on the dividing strip to which a parking control sign applies if the driver is permitted to park in the area.
1 Parking control sign is defined in the dictionary.
2 Part 12 deals with restrictions on stopping and parking.
(2A) For the purposes of subrule (2), a dividing strip is to be treated as being at the same level as the road even if it contains one or more raised pavement bars or markers.
(3) In this rule—
"dividing strip" does not include a painted island.
1 Painted island is defined in the dictionary.
2 Rule 138 deals with keeping off painted islands.