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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 1 February 2019 to date (accessed 25 June 2019 at 21:38)
Part 14 Division 1 Rule 234
234   Crossing a road on or near a crossing for pedestrians
(1)  A pedestrian must not cross a road, or part of a road, within 20 metres of a crossing on the road, except at the crossing or another crossing, unless the pedestrian is:
(a)  crossing, or helping another pedestrian to cross, an area of the road between tram tracks and the far left side of the road to get on, or after getting off, a tram or public bus, or
(b)  crossing to or from a safety zone, or
(c)  crossing at an intersection with traffic lights and a pedestrians may cross diagonally sign, or
(d)  crossing in a shared zone, or
(e)  crossing a road, or a part of a road, from which vehicles are excluded, either permanently or temporarily.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
 Intersection, public bus, traffic lights, tram and tram tracks are defined in the Dictionary, safety zone is defined in rule 162, and shared zone is defined in rule 24.
(2)  A pedestrian must not stay on a crossing on a road for longer than necessary to cross the road safely.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3)  Subrule (2) does not apply to a person who:
(a)  has been authorised to conduct a scheme under Division 5 (Child safety) of Part 3 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013, and
(b)  is on the crossing for the purpose of carrying out the scheme.
Note 1.
 Subrule (3) is not uniform with the corresponding subrule in rule 234 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding subrule in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to permit a person who is helping pedestrians cross a road at a crossing to stay on the crossing for longer than is necessary for road safety. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
Note 2.
 Division 5 (Child safety) of Part 3 of the Road Transport (General) Regulation 2013 enables the Authority to authorise persons to conduct schemes designed to assist children to cross roads with safety.
(4)  In this rule:
crossing means a children’s crossing, marked foot crossing or pedestrian crossing.
 Children’s crossing is defined in rule 80, marked foot crossing is defined in the Dictionary, and pedestrian crossing is defined in rule 81.
Pedestrians may cross diagonally sign