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Road Rules 2014
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108 Trucks and buses low gear signs
(1) If the driver of a truck or bus is driving on a length of road to which a trucks and buses low gear sign applies, the driver must drive the truck or bus in a gear that is low enough to limit the speed of the truck or bus without the use of a primary brake.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note.Bus, length of road and truck are defined in the Dictionary.(2) Subrule (1) does not apply to the driver of a bus if information on or with the sign indicates that it applies only to trucks.Note.With is defined in the Dictionary.(3) A trucks and buses low gear sign on a road applies to the length of road beginning at the sign and ending:(a) if information on or with the sign indicates a distance—at that distance on the road from the sign, or(b) in any other case—at an end trucks and buses low gear sign on the road.(4) In this rule:primary brake means the footbrake, or other brake, fitted to a truck or bus that is normally used to slow or stop the vehicle.