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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 1 February 2019 to date (accessed 21 June 2019 at 01:04)
Part 12 Division 3
Division 3 Stopping at intersections and crossings
Note 1.
 Area, length of road, park and stop are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 165 provides defences to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against a provision of this Division.
170   Stopping in or near an intersection
(1)  A driver must not stop in an intersection unless:
(a)  the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules, or
(b)  the intersection is a T-intersection without traffic lights and the driver stops along the continuous side of the continuing road at the intersection.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Continuing road, intersection and T-intersection are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A driver must not stop on a road within 20 metres from the nearest point of an intersecting road at an intersection with traffic lights, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign and traffic lights are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from an intersection if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(3)  A driver must not stop on a road within 10 metres from the nearest point of an intersecting road at an intersection without traffic lights, unless the driver stops:
(a)  at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules, or
(b)  if the intersection is a T-intersection—along the continuous side of the continuing road at the intersection.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Continuing road and T-intersection are defined in the Dictionary.
(4)  For this rule, distances are measured in the direction in which the driver is driving, and:
(a)  for subrule (2)—as shown in example 1, or
(b)  for subrule (3)—as shown in example 2.
(5)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Examples.
 
Example 1Measurement of distance—intersection with traffic lights
Example 2Measurement of distance—T-intersection without traffic lights
171   Stopping on or near a children’s crossing
(1)  A driver must not stop on a children’s crossing, or on the road within 20 metres before the crossing and 10 metres after the crossing, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Children’s crossing is defined in rule 80, and parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from a children’s crossing if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured:
(a)  in the direction in which the driver is driving, and
(b)  as shown in example 1 or 2.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Examples.
 
Example 1Measurement of distance—children’s crossing with red and white posts
Example 2Measurement of distance—children’s crossing with 2 parallel continuous or broken lines
172   Stopping on or near a pedestrian crossing (except at an intersection)
(1)  A driver must not stop on a pedestrian crossing that is not at an intersection, or on the road within 20 metres before the crossing and 10 metres after the crossing, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Intersection and parking control sign are defined in the Dictionary, and pedestrian crossing is defined in rule 81.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from a crossing if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured:
(a)  in the direction in which the driver is driving, and
(b)  as shown in the example.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Example.
 
Measurement of distance—pedestrian crossing
173   Stopping on or near a marked foot crossing (except at an intersection)
(1)  A driver must not stop on a marked foot crossing that is not at an intersection, or on the road within 10 metres before the traffic lights pole nearest to the driver at the crossing and 3 metres after the crossing, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Intersection, marked foot crossing, parking control sign and traffic lights pole are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from a traffic lights pole or a crossing if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured:
(a)  in the direction in which the driver is driving, and
(b)  as shown in the example.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Example.
 
Measurement of distance—marked foot crossing
174   Stopping at or near bicycle crossing lights (except at an intersection)
(1)  This rule applies to a place on a road:
(a)  with bicycle crossing lights facing bicycle riders crossing the road, and
(b)  with traffic lights facing traffic travelling on the road, and
(c)  that is not at an intersection.
Note.
 Bicycle crossing lights, intersection and traffic lights are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A driver must not stop within 10 metres before the traffic lights nearest to the driver at the place, and 3 metres after the traffic lights, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from traffic lights if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(3)  For this rule, distances are measured:
(a)  in the direction in which the driver is driving, and
(b)  as shown in the example.
(4)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Example.
 
Measurement of distance—bicycle crossing lights
175   Stopping on or near a level crossing
(1)  A driver must not stop on a level crossing, or on a road within 20 metres before the nearest rail or track to the driver approaching the crossing and 20 metres after the nearest rail or track to the driver leaving the crossing, unless the driver stops at a place on a length of road, or in an area, to which a parking control sign applies and the driver is permitted to stop at that place under these Rules.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Level crossing is defined in rule 120, and parking control sign is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A driver stops within a particular distance from a level crossing if the driver stops so any part of the driver’s vehicle is within that distance—see rule 350 (2).
(2)  For this rule, distances are measured as shown in the example.
(3)  In this rule:
road does not include a road related area, but includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
Example.
 
Measurement of distance—level crossing