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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 154

Bus lanes

Rule 154(1) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 57(1).

    (1)     A driver (except the driver of a public bus or coach or the rider of a bicycle or an electric scooter) must not drive in a bus lane, unless the driver is permitted to drive in the bus lane under rule 158.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.

Notes

Note 1 to rule 154(1) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 57(2).

1     "Bicycle, coach", electric scooter and public bus are defined in the dictionary.


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 bus lane is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane

        (a)     beginning at a bus lane sign (whether or not there is also a bus lane road marking) and ending at the nearest of the following—

              (i)     an end bus lane sign ;

              (ii)     a traffic sign that indicates the beginning of another special purpose lane; or

        (b)     beginning at a bus lane road marking (if there is no bus lane sign ) and ending at the next intersection.

Note

"Intersection", marked lane , special purpose lane and traffic sign are defined in the dictionary.

    (3)     In this rule—

"bus lane road marking" means a road marking consisting of—

        (a)     the letters "BL"; or

Rule 154(3)(b) amended by S.R. No. 121/2020 rule 22(a).

        (b)     the words "bus lane".

Rule 154(3)(c) revoked by S.R. No. 121/2020 rule 22(b).

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Note

Road marking is defined in the dictionary.

Bus lane sign

End bus lane sign

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Note for diagrams

There are a number of other permitted versions of each of these signs—see the diagrams in Schedule 3.

Rule 154A inserted by S.R. No. 121/2020 rule 23.



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