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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 1 February 2019 to date (accessed 26 June 2019 at 06:41)
Part 20 Division 3
Division 3 Application of traffic control devices to persons
Note.
 Traffic control device is defined in the Dictionary.
337   Purpose of Division
This Division explains when a traffic control device applies to a person.
338   References to traffic control devices—application to persons
In applying these Rules to a person, unless the contrary intention appears, a reference to a traffic control device is a reference to a traffic control device applying to the person.
339   When do traffic control devices apply to a person—the basic rules
(1)  A traffic control device applies to a person if:
(a)  the device applies to the person under a provision of this Division, or
(b)  the device, the position of the device, or information on or with the device, indicates that the device applies to the person.
Note.
 With is defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A traffic control device does not apply to a person if information on or with the device expressly indicates that it does not apply to the person.
(3)  Subrule (2) applies despite any other provision of this Division.
(4)  In subrule (1) (b):
the device includes another traffic control device.
340   Traffic control devices (except road markings and parking control signs)
(1)  A traffic control device (except a road marking or parking control sign) applies to a person if:
(a)  the device faces the person, or
(b)  the person has passed the device and the device faced the person as the person approached it.
Note 1.
 Parking control sign and road marking are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 341 deals with road markings, and rule 346 with parking control signs.
(2)  However, the device does not apply to the person if the position of the device indicates that it does not apply to the person.
Examples.
 
1   
If a driver is driving in a marked lane of a multi-lane road, a traffic lane arrow above another marked lane does not apply to the driver.
2   
If a driver is turning left using a slip lane at an intersection, a traffic light on the right side of the painted island or traffic island that separates the slip lane from other parts of the road does not apply to the driver.
3   
If a driver is driving on a two-way road, a speed limit sign facing only traffic travelling in the opposite direction does not apply to the driver.
341   Road markings
A road marking on the surface of a road applies to a person on the road unless the position of the road marking indicates that it does not apply to the person.
Examples.
 
1   
If a driver is driving on a road that is not a multi-lane road or one-way road, a road marking to the right of the centre of the road does not apply to the driver.
2   
If a driver is driving in a marked lane of a multi-lane road, a road marking in another marked lane does not apply to the driver.
3   
At an intersection, or on a roundabout, road markings indicating the edge of a marked lane for use by traffic coming from another direction do not apply to the driver.
Note 1.
 Road marking is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 A person may, under another rule, be exempt from complying with particular road markings—see, for example, rules 134, 138, 139, 147 and 150.
342   Traffic signs (except parking control signs) applying to a length of road
(1)  A traffic sign (except a parking control sign) that applies to a length of road and to drivers applies to a driver driving on the length of road if the driver is driving in the same direction as a driver on the road who faces the sign before passing it.
Note.
 Length of road, parking control sign and traffic sign are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A traffic sign that applies to a length of road and to pedestrians applies to a pedestrian travelling on the length of road if the pedestrian is travelling in the same direction as a pedestrian on the road who faces the sign before passing it.
(3)  The traffic sign applies to the driver or pedestrian even though the driver or pedestrian does not pass the sign.
Example.
 If a driver turns from a side road or private land onto a length of road to which a traffic sign applies, the traffic sign applies to the driver even though the driver does not pass the sign.
343   Traffic signs (except parking control signs) applying to an area
(1)  A traffic sign (except a parking control sign) that applies to an area and to drivers applies to a driver driving on any road in the area.
Note 1.
 Area, parking control sign and traffic sign are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 342 deals with traffic signs (except parking control signs) applying to a length of road, and rule 346 deals with the application of parking control signs to lengths of road and areas.
Note 3.
 Road includes a road related area—see rule 11 (2).
(2)  A traffic sign that applies to an area and to pedestrians applies to a pedestrian on any road in the area.
(3)  The traffic sign applies to the driver or pedestrian even though the driver or pedestrian does not pass the sign.
Example.
 The shared zone signs on the roads into a shared zone apply to a driver who starts a journey inside the shared zone.
344   Traffic control devices applying to a driver in a marked lane
A traffic control device applying to a marked lane applies to a driver approaching, in or leaving the marked lane unless the position of the device indicates that it does not apply to the driver.
Example.
 An overhead lane control device above a marked lane that the driver does not face as the driver approaches it does not apply to the driver.
Note 1.
 Marked lane is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 329 deals with when a traffic control device applies to a marked lane.
345   Traffic control devices applying to a driver in a slip lane
A traffic control device applying to a slip lane applies to a driver approaching, in or leaving the slip lane.
Note 1.
 Slip lane is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 330 deals with when a traffic control device applies to a slip lane.
346   Parking control signs
(1)  A parking control sign that applies to a length of road applies to a driver on the length of road.
Note 1.
 Length of road and parking control sign are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 332 deals with parking control signs with arrows. These signs apply to lengths of road.
(2)  A parking control sign that applies to an area applies to a driver in the area.
Note.
 Area is defined in the Dictionary.
(3)  A parking control sign applies to a driver mentioned in subrule (1) or (2) even though the driver does not pass the sign.