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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 5 July 2019 to date (accessed 20 September 2019 at 05:23)
Part 11 Division 7 Rule 164
164   Stopping beside a stopped tram at a tram stop
(1)  A driver must comply with this rule if:
(a)  the driver is driving alongside, or overtaking, a tram travelling in the same direction as the driver, and
(b)  the tram stops at a tram stop, except at the far left side of the road, and
(c)  there is no safety zone, dividing strip or traffic island between the tram and the part of the road where the driver is driving, and
(d)  there is no other law of this jurisdiction (other than subrule (5)) that permits the driver to pass the tram without stopping.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
 Dividing strip, traffic island and tram stop are defined in the Dictionary, and safety zone is defined in rule 162.
(2)  The driver must stop.
(3)  After stopping in accordance with subrule (2), the driver must not proceed if:
(a)  one or more of the doors on the side of the tram closest to the driver are open or opening, or
(b)  a pedestrian is entering or crossing the road between the tram tracks and the far left side of the road.
(4)  After stopping in accordance with subrule (2), if the tram remains at the tram stop and subrule (3) (a) and (b) do not apply, the driver must not proceed past the tram at a speed greater than 10 kilometres per hour.
(5)  However, subrules (2), (3) and (4) do not apply if the driver is directed to drive past the tram by an authorised person.
(6)  In this rule:
tram includes a bus travelling along tram tracks.