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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 1 February 2019 to date (accessed 25 June 2019 at 22:31)
Part 11 Division 6 Rule 156
156   Transit lanes
(1)  A driver must not drive in a transit lane unless:
(a)  the driver is driving:
(i)  a public bus, public minibus, motor bike, taxi or tram, or
(ii)  if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T2) sign—a vehicle carrying at least 1 other person, or
(iii)  if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T3) sign—a vehicle carrying at least 2 other people, or
(b)  the driver is permitted to drive in the transit lane under rule 158.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Motor bike, public bus, taxi and tram are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 The term public minibus is not a term that is used in this jurisdiction. The reference to that term in this subrule is retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules.
Note 3.
 Rule 158 provides additional exceptions applying to this rule, and also provides a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against this rule.
(2)  A transit lane is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane:
(a)  beginning at a transit lane sign, and
(b)  ending at an end transit lane sign.
Note.
 Marked lane is defined in the Dictionary.
 
Transit lane signs
Transit lane (T2) sign
Transit lane (T3) sign
End transit lane signs
End transit lane (T2) sign
End transit lane (T3) sign
Note for diagrams.
 There are a number of other permitted versions of the transit lane sign—see the diagrams in Schedule 3.