Road Rules 2014
Current version for 29 November 2019 to date (accessed 12 August 2020 at 09:39)
Part 12 Division 4 Rule 177
177   Stopping on a freeway
(1)  A driver must not stop on a freeway unless—
(a)  the driver stops in an emergency stopping lane, or
(b)  the driver’s vehicle is permitted to stop on the freeway under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Driver’s vehicle is defined in the Dictionary, and emergency stopping lane is defined in rule 95.
Note 2.
 Rule 178 sets out when a driver can stop in an emergency stopping lane.
(1–1)  This rule does not apply to—
(a)  the driver of a truck while stopped in a truck parking area, or
(b)  the driver of a public bus used to provide a public passenger service, while stopped—
(i)  in a bus parking area, or
(ii)  in a bus zone or at a bus stop to drop off or pick up passengers, or
(c)  the driver of a vehicle who is authorised to maintain facilities in a bus parking area, while stopped in the bus parking area for that purpose.
Note 1.
 Bus parking area, public bus, public passenger service, truck and truck parking area are defined in the Dictionary. Bus zone is defined in rule 183(2). Vehicle is defined in rule 15.
Note 2.
 This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 177 of the Australian Road Rules.
(2)  A freeway is a length of road to which a freeway sign applies.
(3)  A freeway sign on a road applies to a length of road beginning at the sign (including any road into which the length of road merges) and ending at the next end freeway sign on the road.
Freeway signs
End freeway sign
Note for diagrams.
 There are a number of other permitted versions of each of these signs—see the diagrams in Schedule 3.