Road Rules 2014
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Part 8 Division 2 Rule 95
95   Emergency stopping lane only signs
(1)  A driver must not drive in an emergency stopping lane unless:
(a)  the driver needs to drive in the emergency stopping lane to avoid a collision, to stop in the lane, or because the driver’s vehicle is disabled, or
(b)  the driver is driving a police or emergency vehicle.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Driver’s vehicle, emergency vehicle and police vehicle are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 178 deals with stopping in an emergency stopping lane.
Note 3.
 Subrule (1) (b) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 95 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a driver to drive in an emergency stopping lane. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  This rule does not apply to the rider of a bicycle.
Note 1.
 Bicycle is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 If a no bicycles sign applies to the emergency stopping lane, the rider must not ride in the lane—see rule 252.
(3)  In this rule:
emergency stopping lane means a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane, to which an emergency stopping lane only sign applies.
Note 1.
 Marked lane is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 329 explains when a traffic control device applies to a marked lane.
Emergency stopping lane only sign
Note for diagram.
 The sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction—see rule 316 (4).