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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 28 October 2019 to date (accessed 23 November 2019 at 13:16)
Part 12 Division 5
Division 5 Stopping in zones for particular vehicles
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.
Note 3.
 The signs mentioned in this Division are particular types of parking control sign (defined in the Dictionary) to which the general rules about the application of parking control signs apply—see rules 332 to 335.
179   Stopping in a loading zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a loading zone unless the driver is driving—
(a)  a public bus that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(b)  a truck that is dropping off, or picking up, goods, or
(c)  any of the following vehicles—
(i)  a vehicle that a person is getting into or out of or getting on or off,
(ii)  a station wagon or a motor bike that has 3 wheels and is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods,
(iii)  a motor vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods (other than a vehicle referred to in subparagraph (ii)).
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Public bus and truck are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Subrule (1)(c) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 179 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a driver of specified vehicles to stop in a loading zone. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  A driver who is permitted to stop in a loading zone must not stay continuously in the zone for longer than—
(a)  30 minutes, or
(b)  if information on or with the loading zone signs applying to the loading zone indicates another time—the indicated time, or
(c)  for a driver of a vehicle referred to in subrule (1)(c)—
(i)  in the case of a vehicle that a person is getting into or out of or getting on or off—the period during which the person is getting into or out of, or on or off, the vehicle, or
(ii)  in the case of a station wagon or a motor bike that has 3 wheels and is constructed principally for the conveyance of goods—the period during which goods are being dropped off or picked up from the vehicle or 15 minutes (whichever is the lesser), or
(iii)  in the case of a motor vehicle constructed principally for the conveyance of goods (other than a vehicle referred to in subparagraph (ii))—the period during which goods are being dropped off or picked up from the vehicle or 30 minutes (whichever is the lesser).
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Motor bike, motor vehicle, station wagon and with are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Subrule (2)(c) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 179 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to specify the period during which the driver of a vehicle permitted to stop in loading zones may stop in such zones. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(3)  A loading zone is a length of a road to which a loading zone sign applies.
(3–1)  This rule does not apply to a driver who stops a goods vehicle in a ticket-operated loading zone.
Note 1.
 Goods vehicle and ticket-operated loading zone are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 179–1 makes special provision for goods vehicles stopping in ticket-operated loading zones.
Note 3.
 This subrule is an additional NSW subrule. There is no corresponding subrule in rule 179 of the Australian Road Rules.
 
Loading zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of the loading zone sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A loading zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).
179–1   NSW rule: stopping in ticket-operated loading zone
(1)  A driver must not stop a goods vehicle in a ticket-operated loading zone unless a current loading zone ticket is displayed in a manner that makes its date and expiry time clearly visible to persons outside the vehicle—
(a)  in or on the front left-hand portion of the vehicle, or
(b)  if a different portion is specified in the ticket in relation to a particular class of vehicles, in or on such portion of the vehicle as is so specified.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Goods vehicle and loading zone ticket are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A ticket-operated loading zone is a length of road to which a loading zone sign applies where information on or with the sign includes the word “TICKET”.
Note.
 With is defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  A driver does not commit an offence under subrule (1) if the driver—
(a)  stops a goods vehicle in a ticket-operated loading zone before obtaining a loading zone ticket, so long as the person obtains and displays a current loading zone ticket in accordance with this rule immediately after stopping the vehicle, or
(b)  is driving a vehicle that is actually engaged in dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
(4)  A driver must not display more than one loading zone ticket at any one time in or on a goods vehicle that is stopped in a ticket-operated loading zone.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(5)  The driver of a goods vehicle must not allow the vehicle to remain stopped in a ticket-operated loading zone after the expiry of the loading zone ticket displayed in or on the vehicle.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(6)  The driver of a goods vehicle must not replace a loading zone ticket in or on the vehicle (whether or not either of the expiry times shown on the ticket has been reached) with a fresh loading zone ticket for the purpose of allowing the vehicle to remain stopped in the ticket-operated loading zone after the expiry time specified in the first loading zone ticket for the vehicle.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 A driver (along with other persons) may also commit offences under clause 92 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 if he or she defaces or otherwise interferes with a loading zone ticket machine or loading zone ticket.
(7)  A driver must not stop in a ticket-operated loading zone that is closed.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Clause 93 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 enables the Authority to temporarily close a ticket-operated loading zone by erecting a sign to that effect in, or in close proximity to, the zone.
(8)  This rule prevails over any other parking restrictions that apply within a ticket-operated loading zone, and those restrictions do not apply, and may not be enforced, in respect of a goods vehicle that is stopped in such a zone in accordance with this rule.
 
Loading zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of the loading zone sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A loading zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).
Note.
 This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
180   Stopping in a truck zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a truck zone unless the driver is driving—
(a)  a truck that is dropping off, or picking up, goods, or
(b)  a motor vehicle that is dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Motor vehicle and truck are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Subrule (1)(b) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 180 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a driver of a vehicle to stop in a truck zone. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  A truck zone is a length of a road to which a truck zone sign applies.
 
Truck zone sign
Note for diagram.
 A truck zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).
181   Stopping in a works zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a works zone unless the driver is driving a vehicle that is—
(a)  engaged in construction work in or near the zone, or
(b)  dropping off, or picking up, passengers.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Subrule (1)(b) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 181 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit the driver of a vehicle to stop in a works zone. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  A works zone is a length of a road to which a works zone sign applies.
 
Works zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of this sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A works zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).
182   Stopping in a taxi zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a taxi zone, unless the driver is driving a taxi.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Taxi is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A taxi zone is a length of a road to which a taxi zone sign applies.
 
Taxi zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of this sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A taxi zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).
183   Stopping in a bus zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a bus zone unless the driver is driving a public bus (except a public bus of a kind that is not permitted to stop in the bus zone by information on or with the bus zone sign applying to the bus zone) that is—
(a)  dropping off, or picking up, passengers, or
(b)  stopping for the purposes of a regular bus service.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Public bus, regular bus service and with are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 This subrule is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 183 of the Australian Road Rules. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(2)  A bus zone is a length of a road to which a bus zone sign applies.
 
Bus zone sign
Note 1 for diagram.
 There is another permitted version of the bus zone sign—see the diagram in Schedule 3.
Note 2 for diagram.
 A bus zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).
184   Stopping in a minibus zone
(1)  A driver (except the driver of a public minibus) must not stop in a minibus zone.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Public minibus is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A minibus zone is a length of road to which a minibus zone sign applies.
Note.
 Minibus zones are not used in this jurisdiction because the term public minibus is not used in this jurisdiction. This rule is retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules.
 
Minibus zone sign
Note for diagram.
 A minibus zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).
185   Australian Road Rule not reproduced
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Note.
 Rule 185 (Stopping in a permit zone) of the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced in these Rules. This rule has been left blank in order to preserve uniformity of numbering with the Australian Road Rules.
186   Stopping in a mail zone
(1)  A driver must not stop in a mail zone.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(2)  A mail zone is a length of a road to which a mail zone sign applies.
Note.
 Exemptions for drivers of postal vehicles may be provided under rule 313.
 
Mail zone sign
Note for diagram.
 A mail zone sign may have an arrow pointing in a different direction and anything on the sign may be differently arranged—see rule 316(4).