Road Rules 2014
Historical version for 30 June 2015 to 31 August 2015 (accessed 5 August 2020 at 15:15) Current version
Part 11 Division 1
Division 1 General
125   Unreasonably obstructing drivers or pedestrians
(1)  A driver must not unreasonably obstruct the path of another driver or a pedestrian.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Driver includes a person in control of a vehicle—see the definition of drive in the Dictionary.
(2)  For this rule, a driver does not unreasonably obstruct the path of another driver or a pedestrian only because:
(a)  the driver is stopped in traffic, or
(b)  the driver is driving more slowly than other vehicles (unless the driver is driving abnormally slowly in the circumstances).
Example of a driver driving abnormally slowly.
 A driver driving at a speed of 20 kilometres per hour on a length of road to which a speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour applies when there is no reason for the driver to drive at that speed on the length of road.
126   Keeping a safe distance behind vehicles
A driver must drive a sufficient distance behind a vehicle travelling in front of the driver so the driver can, if necessary, stop safely to avoid a collision with the vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
127   Keeping a minimum distance between long vehicles
(1)  The driver of a long vehicle must drive at least the required minimum distance behind another long vehicle travelling in front of the driver, unless the driver is:
(a)  driving on a multi-lane road or any length of road in a built-up area, or
(b)  overtaking.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Built-up area, length of road, multi-lane road and overtake are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  In this rule:
long vehicle means a vehicle that, together with any load or projection, is 7.5 metres long, or longer.
Note.
 
Vehicle includes a combination—see rule 15 (d).
required minimum distance means:
(a)  for a road train that is behind a long vehicle—200 metres or, if another law of this jurisdiction specifies a different distance, that distance, or
(b)  for a long vehicle other than a road train that is behind a long vehicle—60 metres or, if another law of this jurisdiction specifies a different distance, that distance.
road train has the same meaning as in the Heavy Vehicle National Law (NSW).
Note.
 This definition is not uniform with the corresponding definition in rule 127 (2) of the Australian Road Rules. However, the definition in the Australian Road Rules allows the term to be defined by reference to another law of this jurisdiction. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions. Different definitions may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
128   Entering blocked intersections
A driver must not enter an intersection if the driver cannot drive through the intersection because the intersection, or a road beyond the intersection, is blocked.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Examples.
 The intersection, or a road beyond the intersection, may be blocked by congested traffic, a disabled vehicle, a collision between vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian, or by a fallen load on the road.
Note.
 Enter and intersection are defined in the Dictionary.
128A   Entering blocked crossings
(1)  A driver must not enter a children’s crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing if the driver cannot drive through the crossing because the crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, is blocked.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Examples.
 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 a fallen load on the road.
Note.
 Children’s crossing, enter, marked foot crossing and pedestrian crossing are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  Despite subrule (1), a driver may enter a children’s crossing or a pedestrian crossing if:
(a)  the crossing is immediately before an intersection that does not have traffic lights, and
(b)  the crossing is not blocked, and
(c)  before entering the crossing, the driver gives way to any pedestrian on the crossing.
(3)  Subrule (2) applies despite anything to the contrary in rule 171 (Stopping on or near a children's crossing) or rule 172 (Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing (except at an intersection)).
(4)  However, subrule (3) is not intended to permit a driver to park a vehicle contrary to rule 171 or 172.