Road Rules 2014
Historical version for 30 June 2015 to 31 August 2015 (accessed 15 August 2020 at 12:49) Current version
Part 10
Part 10 Level crossings
120   What is a level crossing
(1)  A level crossing is:
(a)  an area where a road and a railway meet at substantially the same level, whether or not there is a level crossing sign on the road at all or any of the entrances to the area, or
(b)  an area where a road and tram tracks meet at substantially the same level and that has a level crossing sign on the road at each entrance to the area.
Note.
 Tram tracks is defined in the Dictionary.
(1A)  A reference to a level crossing in this rule includes a reference to any area adjacent to the crossing that is denoted by painted cross-hatched road markings.
(2)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13.
 
Level crossing signs
121   Stopping and giving way at a stop sign at a level crossing
A driver at a level crossing with a stop sign must:
(a)  stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line or, if there is no stop line, as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop sign, and
(b)  give way to any train or tram on, approaching or entering the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Approaching, enter, stop line and tram are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 For this rule, give way means the driver must remain stationary until it is safe for the driver to proceed—see the definition in the Dictionary.
 
Stop sign
122   Giving way at a give way sign or give way line at a level crossing
A driver at a level crossing with a give way sign or give way line must give way to any train or tram on, approaching or entering the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Approaching, enter, give way line and tram are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 For this rule, give way means the driver must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision—see the definition in the Dictionary.
 
Give way sign
123   Entering a level crossing when a train or tram is approaching etc
A driver must not enter a level crossing if:
(a)  warning lights (for example, twin red lights or rotating red lights) are operating or warning bells are ringing, or
(b)  a gate, boom or barrier at the crossing is closed or is opening or closing, or
(c)  a train or tram is on or entering the crossing, or
(d)  a train or tram approaching the crossing can be seen from the crossing, or is sounding a warning, and there would be a danger of a collision with the train or tram if the driver entered the crossing, or
(e)  the driver cannot drive through the crossing because the crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, is blocked.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Examples for paragraph (e).
 The crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, may be blocked by congested traffic, a disabled vehicle, a collision between vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian, or by stock on the road.
Note.
 Approaching, enter, tram and twin red lights are defined in the Dictionary.
124   Leaving a level crossing
A driver who enters a level crossing must leave the level crossing as soon as the driver can do so safely.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Enter is defined in the Dictionary.