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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 29 November 2019 to date (accessed 28 January 2020 at 12:44)
Part 13 Division 3
Division 3 Horns and radar detectors
224   Using horns and similar warning devices
A driver must not use, or allow to be used, a horn, or similar warning device, fitted to or in the driver’s vehicle unless—
(a)  it is necessary to use the horn, or warning device, to warn other road users or animals of the approach or position of the vehicle, or
(b)  the horn, or warning device, is being used as part of an anti-theft device, or an alcohol interlock device, fitted to the vehicle.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Driver’s vehicle and alcohol interlock device are defined in the Dictionary and road user is defined in rule 14.
Note 2.
 Driver includes a person in control of a vehicle—see the definition of drive in the Dictionary.
224-1   NSW rule: using sirens
(1)  A driver, rider or passenger must not, while in or on a vehicle, use a device to make a sound like the sound of a siren.
(2)  This rule does not apply if—
(a)  the vehicle is a police vehicle or an emergency vehicle, or
(b)  the vehicle is approved by the Authority to use the device for a purpose approved by the Authority, or
(c)  the vehicle is being used by the Authority, or a police officer, for law enforcement purposes.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Emergency vehicle and police vehicle 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.
225   Australian Road Rule not reproduced
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Note 1.
 Rule 225 (Using radar detectors and similar devices) 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.
Rule 225 of the Australian Road Rules is unnecessary in this jurisdiction because section 119(2) of the Act makes it an offence for a person to drive a motor vehicle, or cause a motor vehicle or trailer to stand, on a road if a prohibited speed measuring evasion article is fitted or applied to, or carried in, the vehicle or trailer.