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Road Rules 2014
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150 Driving on or across a continuous white edge line
(1) A driver must not drive on or over a continuous white edge line on a road unless subrule (1A) or (1B) applies to the driver.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.Note 1.Edge line is defined in the Dictionary.Note 2.A driver must not stop at the side of a road marked with a continuous yellow edge line—see rule 169.(1A) A driver may drive on or over a continuous white edge line on a road if the driver is—(a) overtaking a vehicle that is turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road, and is giving a right change of direction signal, or(b) driving a slow-moving vehicle, and it is necessary for the driver to drive on or over the edge line to allow the vehicle to be overtaken or passed by another vehicle, or(c) driving a vehicle that is too wide, or too long, to drive on the road without driving on or over the edge line, or(d) carrying out functions under the road transport legislation or complying with a direction given by a police officer or other person carrying out functions under the road transport legislation, or(e) avoiding an obstruction.Note 1.Centre of the road, obstruction, overtake, right change of direction signal and U-turn are defined in the Dictionary and road transport legislation is defined in the Act.Note 2.Subrule (1A)(d) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 150 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 on or over a continuous white edge line on a road. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.(1B) A driver may drive on or over a continuous white edge line on a road for up to 100 metres if the driver is—(a) turning at an intersection, or(b) entering or leaving the road, or(c) entering a part of the road of one kind from a part of the road of another kind (for example, moving to or from a service road, a shoulder of the road or an emergency stopping lane), or(d) stopping at the side of the road (including any shoulder of the road).Note.Intersection and service road are defined in the Dictionary, emergency stopping lane is defined in rule 95, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.(2) This rule does not apply to the rider of a bicycle or animal.Note.Bicycle is defined in the Dictionary.(3) For this rule, a driver drives over a continuous white edge line on a road if—(a) for a line on the far left side of the road—the driver’s vehicle is wholly or partly to the left of the line, or(b) for a line on the far right side of the road—the driver’s vehicle is wholly or partly to the right of the line.