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Crossing a road on or near a crossing for pedestrians

    (1)     A pedestrian must not cross a road, or part of a road, within 20 metres of a crossing on the road, except at the crossing or another crossing, unless the pedestrian is—

        (a)     crossing, or helping another pedestrian to cross, an area of the road between tram tracks and the far left side of the road to get on, or after getting off, a tram or public bus; or

        (b)     crossing to or from a safety zone; or

        (c)     crossing at an intersection with traffic lights and a pedestrians may cross diagonally sign ; or

        (d)     crossing in a shared zone; or

        (e)     crossing a road, or a part of a road, from which vehicles are excluded, either permanently or temporarily.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.


"Intersection", public bus , traffic lights , tram and tram tracks   are defined in the dictionary. Safety zone is defined in rule 162 and shared zone is defined in rule 24.

    (2)     A pedestrian must not stay on a crossing on a road for longer than necessary to cross the road safely.

Penalty:     2 penalty units.

    (3)     Subrule (2) does not apply to a person who is helping pedestrians cross a road at a crossing if the person is—

        (a)     employed by the Council as a children's crossing supervisor and is acting in the course of their duty; or

        (b)     a uniformed municipal traffic officer engaged in the supervision of a crossing; or

Rule 234(3)(c) amended by S.R. No. 121/2019 rule 4.

        (c)     permitted to do so under regulation 14 of the Road Safety (Traffic Management) Regulations 2019 4 .

    (4)     In this rule—

"crossing" means a children's crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing.


Children's crossing is defined in rule 80. Marked foot crossing is defined in the dictionary. Pedestrian crossing is defined in rule 81.

Pedestrians may cross diagonally sign


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