The driver of a vehicle fitted with hazard warning lights must not use the hazard warning lights, or allow them to be used, unless—
(a) the vehicle is stopped and is obstructing, or is likely to obstruct, the path of other vehicles or pedestrians; or
(b) the vehicle is a slow-moving vehicle and is obstructing, or is likely to obstruct, the path of other vehicles or pedestrians; or
(c) the vehicle is stopped in an emergency stopping lane; or
(d) the driver stops the vehicle to sell a product (for example, ice creams) that may attract children onto the road; or
(e) the driver is driving in hazardous weather conditions (for example, fog or smoke); or
Rule 221(f) amended by S.R. No. 111/2021 rule 10.
(f) the vehicle is a bus carrying children, and the driver stops the vehicle to drop off or pick up a child and is required or permitted to operate the hazard warning lights under regulation 8 of the Bus Safety Regulations 2020 3 ; or
(g) the hazard warning lights are operating as part of an anti‑theft device or an alcohol interlock fitted to the vehicle.
Penalty: 3 penalty units.
1 Bus and alcohol interlock are defined in the Road Safety Act 1986 . Hazard warning lights is defined in the dictionary. Emergency stopping lane is defined in rule 95.
2 "Driver" includes a person in control of a vehicle—see the definition of drive in the dictionary.
3 A vehicle does not obstruct another vehicle only because the vehicle is stopped in traffic or is travelling more slowly than other vehicles—see the definition of "obstruction" in the dictionary.