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Stopping on or near a level crossing

    (1)     A driver must not stop on a level crossing, or on a road within 20 metres before the nearest rail or track to the driver approaching the crossing and 20 metres after the nearest rail or track to the driver leaving the crossing, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.


1     Level crossing is defined in rule 120. Parking control sign is defined in the dictionary.

2     A driver stops within a particular distance from a level crossing if the driver stops so any part of the driver's vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350(2).

    (2)     For this rule, distances are measured as shown in the example.

    (3)     In this rule—

"road" does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.


Road related area is defined in rule 13 and shoulder is defined in rule 12.


Measurement of distance—level crossing


Division 4—Stopping on clearways and freeways and in emergency stopping lanes


1     Length of road and stop are defined in the dictionary.

2     Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.

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