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Road Rules 2014
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235 Crossing a level crossing
(1) A pedestrian must not cross a railway line, or tram tracks, at a level crossing unless—(a) there is a pedestrian facility at the crossing and the pedestrian uses the facility, or(b) there is no pedestrian facility at, or within 20 metres of, the crossing.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.Note 1.Level crossing is defined in rule 120.Note 2.If the pedestrian facility is a footpath or shared path at which there is a red pedestrian light, rule 235A imposes further obligations on pedestrians using the facility.(2) A pedestrian must not cross a railway line, or tram tracks, at a level crossing if—(a) warning lights (for example, twin red lights or rotating red lights) are flashing or warning bells are ringing, or(b) a gate, boom or barrier at the crossing is closed or is opening or closing, or(c) a train or tram is on or entering the crossing, or(d) a train or tram approaching the crossing can be seen from the crossing or is sounding a warning, and there would be a danger of the pedestrian being struck by the train or tram if the pedestrian entered the crossing, or(e) the crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, is blocked.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.Example for subrule (2)(e).The crossing, or a road beyond the crossing, may be blocked by congested traffic, a disabled vehicle, a collision between vehicles or between a vehicle and a pedestrian, or by stock on the road.Note.Enter and twin red lights are defined in the Dictionary.(2A) If any of the following events occurs after a pedestrian has started to cross a railway line, or tram tracks, at a level crossing, he or she must finish crossing the line or tracks without delay—(a) warning lights start flashing or warning bells start ringing,(b) a gate, boom or barrier starts to close,(c) a train or tram approaches the crossing.Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.(3) In this rule—pedestrian facility means a footpath, bridge or other structure designed for the use of pedestrians.Note.Footpath is defined in the Dictionary.