Road Rules 2014
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Part 7 Division 5 Rule 81
81   Giving way at a pedestrian crossing
(1)  A driver approaching a pedestrian crossing must drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Pedestrian crossing is defined in subrule (3).
(2)  A driver must give way to any pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 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.
(3)  A pedestrian crossing is an area of a road:
(a)  at a place with white stripes on the road surface that:
(i)  run lengthwise along the road, and
(ii)  are of approximately the same length, and
(iii)  are approximately parallel to each other, and
(iv)  are in a row that extends completely, or partly, across the road, and
(b)  with or without either or both of the following:
(i)  a pedestrian crossing sign,
(ii)  alternating flashing twin yellow lights.
Note 1.
 Twin yellow lights is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 322 (3) and (4) deal with the meaning of a traffic sign at a place.
 
Pedestrian crossing sign
Examples.
 
Example 1Giving way to a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing
Example 2Giving way to a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing at a slip lane
In each of these examples, the driver must give way to the pedestrian on the crossing.