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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 29 November 2019 to date (accessed 26 January 2020 at 05:00)
222–2 NSW rule: using warning systems for buses carrying school children
(1) A driver must not drive a bus for school purposes unless a warning system is attached to the bus.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.(2) The driver of a bus being used for school purposes must activate the flashing lights of a warning system when stopping the bus to drop off, or pick up, children.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.(3) The driver of a bus must not activate the flashing lights of a warning system fitted to the bus when the bus is not being used for school purposes.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.(4) For the purposes of this rule, a bus is driven or used for school purposes if—(a) it is being used to convey children (whether with or without adult passengers) to or from school—(i) between 7.00 am and 9.30 am on a weekday, or(ii) between 2.30 pm and 5.00 pm on a weekday, or(b) it is used solely for the purpose of conveying children to or from school.(5) This rule does not apply to the following drivers—(a) the driver of a bus—(i) that is operating on charter for a school excursion or being used for community service activities, and(ii) where no individual fares are being directly collected or school passes used,(b) the driver of a bus that is owned by a person that the Authority has exempted from compliance with clause 25 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013.Note.Authority is defined in the Act.(6) In this rule—warning system has the same meaning as in clause 25 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013.Note 1.Clause 25 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 requires the owner of a bus that is used for school purposes not to permit the bus to be driven unless a warning system is attached to the bus.Note 2.This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.