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Electric personal transporter user proceeding when bicycle crossing lights change to yellow or red

    (1)     A person travelling on an electric personal transporter who is crossing at an intersection, or another place on a road, with bicycle crossing lights and traffic lights must comply with this rule.

Penalty:     5 penalty units.


"Bicycle crossing lights", intersection and traffic lights are defined in the dictionary.

    (2)     If the bicycle crossing lights change from green to yellow, flashing yellow, red or flashing red while the person travelling on an electric personal transporter is crossing the road, the person must not stay on the road for longer than necessary to cross safely to the nearer (in the direction of travel of the person) of the following—

        (a)     a dividing strip, safety zone, or traffic island, forming part of the area set aside or used by riders of bicycles to cross the road at the intersection or place (the  safety area );

        (b)     the far side of the road.


Dividing strip and traffic island are defined in the dictionary, and safety zone is defined in rule 162.

    (3)     Despite subrule (2), in the circumstances set out in that subrule the person may instead return to the side of the road, or to the safety area, that the person has just left, but only if—

        (a)     at the time the lights change, that side or safety area is closer to the person than the side or safety area (whichever is the closer) that the person was heading for at that time; and

        (b)     the person does not stay on the road for longer than is necessary to return to that side or safety area.

    (4)     If, under subrule (2), the person crosses to the safety area, the person must remain in the safety area until the bicycle crossing lights change to green.

    (5)     However, if the person cannot operate the bicycle crossing lights from the safety area, the person may cross to the far side of the road when—

        (a)     the traffic lights change to green or flashing yellow, or there is no red traffic light showing; and

        (b)     it is safe to do so.


Red traffic light is defined in the dictionary.

    (6)     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.

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