Rule 304(1) amended by S.R. Nos 121/2020 rule 14, 135/2021 rule 97.
(1) A person must obey any reasonable direction for the safe and efficient regulation of traffic given to the person by a police officer or authorised person, whether or not the person may contravene another provision of these Rules by obeying the direction.
Penalty: In the case of a pedestrian, 5 penalty units;
In the case of a bicycle or an electric scooter, 5 penalty units;
In the case of any other vehicle, 10 penalty units.
Authorised person and police officer are defined in the dictionary.
(2) It is a defence to the prosecution of a person
for an offence against a provision of these Rules if, at the time of
the offence, the person was obeying a direction given to the person under
Pt 18A (Headings and rules 304A– 304Q) inserted by S.R. No. 7/2023 rule 16.
Rule 304A inserted by S.R. No. 7/2023 rule 16.