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ROAD SAFETY ROAD RULES 2017 - REG 66

Stopping for twin red lights (except at level crossings)

    (1)     A driver approaching or at twin red lights on a road (except at a level crossing) must stop in accordance with subrules (2) and (3).

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

Notes

1     Level crossing is defined in rule 120. Twin red lights is defined in the dictionary.

2     Rule 322(1) and (2) deal with the meaning of a traffic control device on a road.

3     Twin red lights are generally erected at bridges, ambulance stations, fire stations or level crossings.
The Road Rules about stopping at level crossings are in Part 10.

    (2)     If there is a stop line at or near the lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the stop line, the driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line.

Note

Stop line is defined in the dictionary.

    (3)     If there is no stop line at or near the lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the lights, the driver must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the lights.

    (4)     If the driver stops for the lights, the driver must not proceed until the lights are not showing.

Penalty:     10 penalty units.

Notes

Note 1 to Pt 7 amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 26.

1     The rules in this Part deal with giving way in most situations. In addition, other rules requiring a driver to give way include the following—

    •     making a U-turn— rule 38;

    •     turning at traffic lights at an intersectionrule 62 ;

    •     at an intersection with traffic lights that are not operating or only partly operating— rule 63;

    •     turning at a flashing yellow traffic arrow at an intersectionrule 64;

    •     at a marked foot crossing with a flashing yellow traffic light— rule 65;

    •     entering and driving in a roundaboutrule 114;

    •     by the rider of a bicycle, an electric scooter or animal to a vehicle leaving a roundaboutrule 119;

    •     at a stop sign at a level crossingrule 121 ;

    •     at a give way sign or give way line at a level crossingrule 122;

    •     moving from one marked lane to another marked lane, or from one line of traffic to another line of trafficrule 148;

    •     when lines of traffic merge into a single line of trafficrule 149;

        for pedestrians crossing the road near a stopped tramrules 163, 164 and 164A.

2     For the meanings of left and right , see rule 351(1) and (2).

Division 1—Giving way at a stop sign, stop line, give way sign or give way line applying to the driver

Note

For a driver, a reference in a rule in this Division to a traffic sign or road marking is a reference to a traffic sign or road marking applying to the driver—see rules 338 to 341.



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