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Contents (2014 - 758)
Road Rules 2014
Current version for 10 November 2017 to date (accessed 24 June 2018 at 17:23)
Part 5 Division 2
Division 2 Stop signals
52   Division does not apply to bicycle riders or certain tram drivers
This Division does not apply to the rider of a bicycle, or the driver of a tram that is not fitted with brake lights.
Note.
 Bicycle and tram are defined in the Dictionary.
53   Giving a stop signal
(1)  A driver must give a stop signal in accordance with rule 54 before stopping or when suddenly slowing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(2)  If the driver is stopping, the driver must give the stop signal for long enough to give sufficient warning to other road users.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(3)  If the driver is slowing suddenly, the driver must give the stop signal while slowing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
54   How to give a stop signal
(1)  The driver of a vehicle must give a stop signal by means of the vehicle’s brake lights.
(2)  However, if the vehicle’s brake lights are not in working order or are not clearly visible, or the vehicle is not fitted with brake lights, the driver must give the stop signal by giving a hand signal in accordance with rule 55, or using a mechanical signalling device fitted to the vehicle.
Note.
 Mechanical signalling device is defined in the Dictionary.
55   How to give a stop signal by giving a hand signal
(1)  To give a hand signal for stopping or suddenly slowing, the driver must extend the right arm and hand at right angles from the right side of the vehicle, with the upper arm horizontal and the forearm and hand pointing upwards, and with the hand open and the palm facing the direction of travel.
(2)  However, the rider of a motor bike may give the hand signal by extending the left arm and hand at right angles from the left side of the motor bike, with the upper arm horizontal and the forearm and hand pointing upwards, and with the hand open and the palm facing the direction of travel.
Note.
 Motor bike is defined in the Dictionary.
Example.
 
Giving a hand signal for stopping or suddenly slowing