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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 28 October 2019 to date (accessed 18 November 2019 at 15:46)
Part 21
Part 21 General
347   Meaning of abbreviations and symbols
(1)  Schedule 1 provides the meaning of certain abbreviations and symbols used in these Rules and on traffic control devices and traffic-related items.
Note.
 Traffic control device and traffic related item are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  Another law of this jurisdiction may provide the meaning of other abbreviations or symbols on traffic control devices and traffic-related items.
348   References to a driver doing something etc
If the context permits, a reference in these Rules to a driver doing or not doing something is a reference to the driver causing the driver’s vehicle to do or not to do the thing.
Example.
 The reference in rule 27 to a driver turning left at an intersection is a reference to the driver causing the driver’s vehicle to turn left at the intersection.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
349   References to certain kinds of roads
A reference in these Rules to a road of a particular kind is a reference to a road of that kind at any relevant place.
Example.
 Rule 31 deals with a driver starting a right turn at an intersection from a road (except a multi-lane road). The rule applies to a particular driver only if the road from which the driver is turning is not a multi-lane road at the intersection. In applying the rule to the driver, it is irrelevant that the road is, or is not, a multi-lane road at another place away from the intersection.
350   References to stopping or parking on a length of road etc
(1)  A driver stops or parks on a length of road, or in an area, if the driver stops or parks the driver’s vehicle so any part of the vehicle is on the length of road or in the area.
Note.
 Area, driver’s vehicle and length of road are defined in the Dictionary.
(2)  A driver stops or parks within a particular distance from, before, or after, something if the driver stops or parks the driver’s vehicle so any part of the vehicle is within that distance.
Example for subrule (2).
 Rule 190 provides that a driver must not stop on a road within 10 metres before or after a safety zone. The example diagram in rule 190 shows a vehicle stopped so part of the vehicle is within 10 metres of the zone. For rule 190, the vehicle is taken to be stopped within 10 metres of the zone.
(3)  A driver stops or parks on or across a driveway or other way of access for vehicles if the driver stops or parks the driver’s vehicle so that any part of the vehicle is on or across the driveway or way of access.
(4)  In this rule—
park has the same meaning as in Part 12.
stop has the same meaning as in Part 12.
Note 1.
 Part 12 deals with restrictions on stopping and parking.
Note 2.
 Park and stop are defined in the Dictionary. The definitions apply for Part 12.
351   References to left and right
(1)  In applying these Rules to a person, a reference to left is a reference to—
(a)  in relation to the person—the left-hand side of the person, or
(b)  in relation to a line, sign or anything else—the left-hand side of the line, sign or other thing when viewed from the person’s perspective.
(2)  In applying these Rules to a person, a reference to right is a reference to—
(a)  in relation to the person—the right-hand side of the person, or
(b)  in relation to a line, sign or anything else—the right-hand side of the line, sign or other thing when viewed from the person’s perspective.
(3)  A driver drives to the left, or right, of a line, sign or anything else only if the driver’s vehicle is completely to the left, or right, of the line, sign or other thing.
Note.
 Driver’s vehicle is defined in the Dictionary.
352   References to stopping as near as practicable to a place
A requirement in these Rules for a driver to stop as near as practicable to a place is not complied with only because the driver stops behind a vehicle that has stopped at the place.
Example.
 If a driver stops behind a vehicle that has stopped at a stop sign or stop line in accordance with rule 67, 68 or 121, the driver must, after the vehicle has proceeded, stop at the stop sign or stop line in accordance with the rule.
353   References to pedestrians crossing a road
(1)  If a driver who is turning from a road at an intersection is required to give way to a pedestrian who is crossing the road that the driver is entering, the driver is only required to give way to the pedestrian if the pedestrian’s line of travel in crossing the road is essentially perpendicular to the edges of the road the driver is entering—the driver is not required to give way to a pedestrian who is crossing the road the driver is leaving.
(2)  In these Rules, a reference to a pedestrian crossing a road includes a reference to a person who is crossing only part of a road (for example, a person walking to a safety zone or a median strip, or to the middle of a road to display a hand-held stop sign).
353–1   NSW rule: amendment, repeal etc of approvals and other matters under these Rules
Any notice, declaration, exemption, approval, authorisation, appointment or permission given or made under a provision of these Rules may be amended, repealed, revoked or replaced in the same manner as it may be given or made.
Note.
 This rule is an additional NSW rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.
353–2   NSW rule: repeal of Road Rules 2008
The Road Rules 2008 are repealed.
353–3   NSW rule: savings
Any act, matter or thing that, immediately before the repeal of the Road Rules 2008, had effect under those Rules continues to have effect under these Rules.
Note.
 This rule is an additional NSW rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.