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Road Rules 2014
Current version for 5 July 2019 to date (accessed 18 September 2019 at 23:27)
79–2 NSW rule: precedence at ferries, punts, bridges or railway crossings
(1) A driver must, on arrival at any ferry, punt, bridge or railway crossing at which the driver is required to wait:(a) keep the driver’s vehicle as near as practicable to that boundary of the carriageway of the road that is on the driver’s left, and at the end of the line of vehicles waiting to proceed on board the ferry or punt or over the bridge or railway crossing, and(b) not break out of that line to take precedence over any vehicle that from its position had a prior right to proceed on board the ferry or punt or over the bridge or railway crossing.Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.Note.Carriageway and driver’s vehicle are defined in the Dictionary, and vehicle is defined in rule 15.(2) However, subrule (1) does not apply to a driver at a ferry or punt if:(a) an authorised person has given permission under this rule for the driver’s vehicle to break out of the line and take precedence over any vehicle that had a prior right to proceed on board the ferry or punt, and(b) the driver complies with any directions given by the authorised person as to the order or position in which the driver’s vehicle is to be placed and in which it may proceed to board the ferry or punt.Note.Authorised person is defined in subrule (4).(3) An authorised person may give permission for a driver to break out of line and take precedence over any vehicle that had a prior right to proceed on board a ferry or punt, in accordance with the directions of the authorised person, if the authorised person considers that an emergency or all the circumstances of the case make it necessary or appropriate for the driver to be given precedence.Note.Precedence might, for example, be given to the driver of an ambulance proceeding to or from an accident, or to a fire fighter or police officer proceeding to an emergency or a bus being used to provide a regular bus service.(4) In this rule:authorised person means a police officer or, if no police officer is present, the person in charge of the ferry or punt concerned.driver does not include a rider of a bicycle.Note.This rule is an additional NSW road rule. There is no corresponding rule in the Australian Road Rules.