(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.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.(2) A pedestrian must not stay on a crossing on a road for longer than necessary to cross the road safely.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.(3) Subrule (2) does not apply to a person who:(a) has been authorised to conduct a scheme under Part 10 (Child safety) of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation 1999, and(b) is on the crossing for the purpose of carrying out the scheme.Note 1. Subrule (3) is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 234 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding subrule in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a person who is helping pedestrians cross a road at a crossing to stay on the crossing for longer than is necessary for road safety. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.Note 2. Part 10 (Child safety) of the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Regulation 1999 enables the Authority to authorise persons to conduct schemes designed to assist children to cross roads with safety.(4) In this rule:
crossing means a children’s crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing.