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Road Rules 2014
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144–2 NSW rule: exceptions for passing bicycle rider
(1) The driver of a motor vehicle driving past to the right of a bicycle that is travelling on a road in the same direction as the motor vehicle may, if it is necessary in order to comply with rule 144–1 while passing the bicycle, do any of the following but only if the driver can do so safely and has a clear view of any approaching traffic:(a) if the driver is driving on a two-way road without a dividing line or median strip—drive to the right of the centre of the road,(b) if the driver is driving on a road with a dividing line—drive to the right of the dividing line,(c) drive:(i) on a dividing strip that is at the same level as the road, or(ii) on or over a single continuous line, or 2 parallel continuous lines, along a side of or surrounding a painted island,(d) if the driver is driving on a multi-lane road—drive so that the driver’s vehicle is not completely in a marked lane,(e) if the driver is driving on a road with 2 or more lines of traffic travelling in the same direction as the driver, but without marked lanes—drive so that the driver’s vehicle is not completely in a single line of traffic,(f) if the driver is driving on a multi-lane road—move from one marked lane to another marked lane across a continuous line separating the lanes.(2) Subrule (1) has effect despite anything in rule 132, 137, 138, 146 or 147.(3) For the purposes of subrule (1) (c), a dividing strip does not include a painted island and is taken to be at the same level as the road even if the dividing strip contains 1 or more raised pavement bars or markers.Note.This rule is an additional NSW rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.