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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 28 October 2019 to date (accessed 19 November 2019 at 23:30)
Part 12 Division 5 Rule 179
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).