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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 28 October 2019 to date (accessed 13 November 2019 at 21:06)
Part 14 Division 2
Division 2 Rules for persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices and wheeled toys
Note 1.
 For these Rules, a person in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy is a pedestrian, not a rider—see rule 18(d). This Division contains rules that apply only to persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices and wheeled toys.
Note 2.
 Wheeled recreational device and wheeled toy are defined in the Dictionary.
240A   No wheeled recreational devices or toys sign
A person on a road who is travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy must not travel past a no wheeled recreational devices or toys sign.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
 
No wheeled recreational devices or toys sign
240   Wheeled recreational devices and toys not to be used on certain roads
(1)  A person must not travel in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy on—
(a)  a road with a dividing line or median strip, or
(b)  a road on which the speed limit is greater than 50 kilometres per hour, or
(c)  a one-way road with more than 1 marked lane.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Dividing line, marked lane, median strip and one-way road are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A person must not travel in or on a wheeled recreational device—
(a)  on a road that is declared, under another law of this jurisdiction, to be a road on which wheeled recreational devices are prohibited, or
(b)  on a road at night, or
(c)  on a road at any time while any person travelling in or on the device is wholly or partly assisted in propelling the device by means other than human power.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Night is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Subrule (2)(c) is not uniform with the corresponding paragraph in rule 240 of the Australian Road Rules. However, the corresponding paragraph in the Australian Road Rules allows another law of this jurisdiction to prohibit a person from travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device at other times. Different rules may apply in other Australian jurisdictions.
(3)  A person must not travel in or on a wheeled toy—
(a)  on a road that is declared, under another law of this jurisdiction, to be a road on which wheeled toys are prohibited, or
(b)  on a road at a particular time if another law of this jurisdiction prohibits wheeled toys on all roads, or that road, at that time.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(3A)  Subrules (1) and (2) do not apply to a person who is crossing a road in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy, if the person—
(a)  crosses the road by the shortest safe route, and
(b)  does not stay on the road longer than necessary to cross the road safely, and
(c)  is not prohibited, under another law of this jurisdiction, from crossing the road in or on the wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy.
(4)  In subrules (1) and (2)(b), road does not include a road related area but includes any shoulder of the road.
241   Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a road
(1)  A person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy on a road—
(a)  must keep as far to the left side of the road as is practicable, and
(b)  must not travel alongside more than 1 other pedestrian or vehicle travelling on the road in the same direction as the person, unless the person is overtaking other pedestrians.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(2)  In this rule—
road does not include a road related area, but, in subrule (1)(b), includes any shoulder of the road.
Note.
 Road related area is defined in rule 13, and shoulder is defined in rule 12.
242   Travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy on a footpath or shared path
(1)  A person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy on a footpath or shared path must—
(a)  keep to the left of the footpath or shared path unless it is impracticable to do so, and
(b)  give way to any pedestrian (except a person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy) who is on the footpath or shared path.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Footpath is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 For this rule, give way means the person must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision—see the definition in the Dictionary.
Note 3.
 Bicycle riders on footpaths and shared paths must give way to persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices or toys, as well as other pedestrians—see rule 250(2).
Note 4.
 Another law of this jurisdiction may prescribe give way rules for persons travelling in or on wheeled recreational devices or toys.
(2)  A shared path is an area open to the public (except a separated footpath) that is designated for, or has as one of its main uses, use by both the riders of bicycles and pedestrians, and includes a length of path for use by both bicycles and pedestrians beginning at a shared path sign or shared path road marking and ending at the nearest of the following—
(a)  an end shared path sign or end shared path road marking,
(b)  a no bicycles sign or no bicycles road marking,
(c)  a bicycle path sign or bicycle path road marking,
(d)  a road (except a road related area),
(e)  the end of the path.
Note.
 Bicycle and no bicycles road marking are defined in the Dictionary, road related area is defined in rule 13, and bicycle path road marking and separated footpath are defined in rule 239.
 
Shared path sign
End shared path sign
No bicycles sign
Bicycle path sign
(3)  In this rule—
end shared path road marking means a shared path road marking with the word “end”.
shared path road marking means a road marking consisting of a pedestrian symbol above a bicycle symbol.
243   Travelling on rollerblades etc on a bicycle path or separated footpath
(1)  A person travelling on rollerblades, rollerskates, or a similar wheeled recreational device, must not be on a part of a separated footpath designated for the use of pedestrians unless the person—
(a)  is crossing the separated footpath by the shortest safe route, and
(b)  does not stay on the separated footpath for longer than necessary to cross the separated footpath safely.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Separated footpath is defined in rule 239.
(2)  A person travelling on rollerblades, rollerskates, or a similar wheeled recreational device, on a bicycle path, or a part of a separated footpath designated for the use of bicycles, must keep out of the path of any bicycle.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Bicycle is defined in the Dictionary, and bicycle path is defined in rule 239.
244   Wheeled recreational devices or wheeled toys being towed etc
(1)  A person must not travel in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy that is being towed by a vehicle.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(2)  A person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy must not hold onto a vehicle while the vehicle is moving.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(3)  A person travelling in or on a wheeled recreational device or wheeled toy must not travel within 2 metres of the rear of a moving motor vehicle continuously for more than 200 metres.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Vehicle is defined in rule 15.
244A   Australian Road Rule not reproduced
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Note.
 Rule 244A (Meanings of scooter and motorised scooter) 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.
244B   Australian Road Rule not reproduced
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Note.
 Rule 244B (Wearing of helmets by users of motorised scooters) 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.
244C   Australian Road Rule not reproduced
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Note.
 Rule 244C (Motorised scooters not to be used) 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.