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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 1 February 2019 to date (accessed 20 June 2019 at 08:48)
Part 12 Division 4
Division 4 Stopping on clearways and freeways and in emergency stopping lanes
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.
176   Stopping on a clearway
(1)  A driver must not stop on a length of road to which a clearway sign applies, unless subrule (2) or (3) applies to the driver.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(1A)  In subrule (1):
road does not include a road related area.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13.
(2)  The driver of a public bus or public minibus may stop on the length of road if the driver is dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
Note 1.
 Public bus is 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.
(3)  The driver of a taxi may stop on the length of road if:
(a)  the driver is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, and
(b)  there is not another law of this jurisdiction prohibiting the driver of a taxi from stopping on a length of road to which a clearway sign applies.
Note.
 Taxi is defined in the Dictionary.
(4)  A clearway sign applies, for the days or times indicated on the sign, to a length of road beginning at the sign and ending at the nearest of the following:
(a)  a clearway sign on the road that indicates different days or times,
(b)  an end clearway sign on the road,
(c)  the end of the road.
 
Clearway signs
End clearway signs
Note 1 for diagrams.
 There are a number of other permitted versions of the clearway sign—see the diagrams in Schedules 2 and 3.
Note 2 for diagrams.
 Anything on these signs may be differently arranged—see rule 316 (4).
176–1   NSW rule: stopping next to clearway (no stopping) line
(1)  A driver (other than an authorised driver) must not stop at the side of a road marked with a clearway (no stopping) line unless it is in accordance with a clearway sign applying to that length of road.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Rule 176 sets out when a driver may stop on a length of road to which a clearway sign applies.
(2)  A clearway (no stopping) line is a broken longitudinal yellow line marked:
(a)  on the top or side of the kerb of a road, or
(b)  on the carriageway of a road adjacent to the kerb, or
(c)  if there is no kerb, along a lateral boundary of the carriageway.
Note.
 Carriageway is defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  In this rule:
authorised driver means:
(a)  the driver of a bus being used to provide a regular bus service at a bus stop, or
(b)  the driver of a taxi dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(c)  the driver of a postal vehicle engaged in the clearance of mail from a public postbox.
Note 1.
 Bus, postal vehicle, public postbox, regular bus service and taxi are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
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.
178   Stopping in an emergency stopping lane
A driver (except the rider of a bicycle) must not stop in an emergency stopping lane unless:
(a)  the condition of the driver, a passenger or the driver’s vehicle, or any other factor, makes it necessary or desirable for the driver to stop in the emergency stopping lane in the interests of safety, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary in the circumstances, or
(b)  the driver is permitted to stop in the emergency stopping lane under another law of this jurisdiction.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Bicycle and driver’s vehicle are defined in the Dictionary, and emergency stopping lane is defined in rule 95.