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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 28 October 2019 to date (accessed 13 November 2019 at 11:05)
Part 17 Division 1
Division 1 Trams
Note.
 Public bus, T lights, tram, tram recovery vehicle and travelling along tram tracks are defined in the Dictionary.
273   Division also applies to tram recovery vehicles and public buses travelling along tram tracks
(1)  This Division applies to the driver of a tram recovery vehicle as if a reference in the Division to a tram included a reference to a tram recovery vehicle.
(2)  This Division applies to the driver of a public bus travelling along tram tracks as if a reference in the Division to a tram included a reference to a public bus travelling along tram tracks.
274   Stopping for a red T light
The driver of a tram approaching or at T lights showing a red T light must stop—
(a)  if there is a stop line at or near the T lights—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line, or
(b)  if there is no stop line at or near the T lights—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the nearest or only T lights.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Red T light and stop line are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 276 explains when the driver of a tram does not have to stop for a red T light.
275   Stopping for a yellow T light
The driver of a tram approaching or at T lights showing a yellow T light must stop—
(a)  if there is a stop line at or near the T lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the stop line—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line, or
(b)  if there is no stop line at or near the T lights and the driver can stop safely before reaching the T lights—as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the nearest or only T lights.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Yellow T light and stop line are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 276 explains when the driver of a tram does not have to stop for a yellow T light.
276   Exception to stopping for a red or yellow T light
The driver of a tram approaching or at T lights showing a red or yellow T light does not have to stop if a white traffic arrow is also showing and the driver is turning in the direction indicated by the arrow.
Note.
 Red T light, white traffic arrow and yellow T light are defined in the Dictionary.
277   Proceeding after stopping for a red or yellow T light
The driver of a tram who stops for T lights showing a red or yellow T light must not proceed until—
(a)  a white T light is showing, or
(b)  no T light is showing and traffic lights at or near the T lights are showing a green traffic light.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Green traffic light, red T light, traffic lights, white T light and yellow T light are defined in the Dictionary. A diagram of a white T light is shown in rule 278.
278   Proceeding when a red traffic light and a white T light or white traffic arrow is showing
(1)  The driver of a tram approaching or at a white T light at or near traffic lights showing a red traffic light may proceed straight ahead, or turn, despite the red traffic light.
Note.
 Red traffic light, straight ahead, traffic lights and white T light are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  The driver of a tram approaching or at a white traffic arrow at or near traffic lights showing a red traffic light may turn in the direction indicated by the arrow, despite the red traffic light.
Note.
 White traffic arrow is defined in the Dictionary.
 
White T light
279   Proceeding when a white T light or white traffic arrow is no longer showing
(1)  This rule applies to—
(a)  the driver of a tram at an intersection with T lights showing a white T light who has stopped after the stop line, or nearest or only T lights, at the intersection, or
(b)  the driver of a tram at an intersection with traffic arrows showing a white traffic arrow who is turning in the direction indicated by the arrow and has stopped after the stop line, or nearest or only traffic arrows, at the intersection.
Example.
 The driver of a tram may stop after the stop line at an intersection with T lights showing a white T light, and not proceed through the intersection, because the intersection, or a road beyond the intersection, is blocked by traffic.
Note.
 Intersection, stop line, traffic arrows, white T light and white traffic arrow are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  If the T lights or traffic arrows change to yellow or red, or turn off, while the driver is stopped and the driver has not entered the intersection, the driver must not proceed until—
(a)  a white T light is showing, or
(b)  there is no T light showing, and traffic lights at or near the T lights are showing a green traffic light, or
(c)  if the driver is turning at the intersection—a white traffic arrow is showing that indicates the direction in which the driver is turning.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
Note.
 Enter, green traffic light, red traffic arrow and yellow traffic arrow are defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  If the T lights or traffic arrows change to yellow or red, or turn off, while the driver is stopped and the driver has entered the intersection, the driver must leave the intersection as soon as the driver can do so safely.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.