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One-way signs

Rule 98(1) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 39(1).

    (1)     A driver must not drive on a length of road to which a one-way sign applies except in the direction indicated by the arrow on the sign.

Penalty:     In the case of a bicycle or an electric scooter, 3 penalty units;

In the case of any other vehicle, 10 penalty units.


Length of road is defined in the dictionary.

    (2)     A one-way sign on a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearer of the following—

        (a)     a two-way sign on the road;

        (b)     a keep left sign on the road;

        (c)     another sign or road marking on the road that indicates that the road is a two-way road;

        (d)     if the road ends at a T-intersection—the end of the road.


1     "Road marking", T-intersection and two-way road are defined in the dictionary.

2     There is a diagram of a keep left sign in rule 99.

Rule 98(3) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 39(2).

    (3)     This rule does not apply to the rider of a motor bike that is a postal vehicle, the rider of a bicycle, the rider of an electric scooter or the rider of an animal if the rider—

        (a)     is riding on a bicycle path, footpath, nature strip, separated footpath or shared path adjacent to the length of road; and

        (b)     is permitted to ride on the bicycle path, footpath, nature strip, separated footpath or shared path under these Rules.

Note to rule 98(3) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 39(3).


"Bicycle", electric scooter , "footpath", motor bike , nature strip and postal vehicle are defined in the dictionary. Bicycle path and separated footpath are defined in rule 239 and "shared path" is defined in rule 242.

One-way sign

Two-way sign



Notes for diagrams

1     There is another permitted version of the one-way sign and another permitted version of the two-way sign —see the diagrams in Schedule 3.

2     A one-way sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction—see rule 316(4).

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