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Contents (2014 - 758)
Road Rules 2014
Current version for 8 September 2018 to date (accessed 20 September 2018 at 18:18)
Part 7 Division 5
Division 5 Crossings and shared zones
80   Stopping at a children’s crossing
(1)  A driver approaching a children’s crossing must drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Children’s crossing is defined in subrule (6).
(2)  A driver approaching or at a children’s crossing must stop as near as practicable to, but before reaching, the stop line at the crossing if:
(a)  a hand-held stop sign is displayed at the crossing, or
(b)  a pedestrian is on or entering the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Stop line is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 322 (3) and (4) deal with the meaning of a traffic control device at a place.
(3)  If a driver stops at a children’s crossing for a hand-held stop sign, the driver must not proceed until there is no pedestrian on or entering the crossing and the holder of the sign:
(a)  no longer displays the sign towards the driver, or
(b)  otherwise indicates that the driver may proceed.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(4)  If a driver stops at a children’s crossing for a pedestrian, the driver must not proceed until there is no pedestrian on or entering the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
(5)  For this rule, if a children’s crossing extends across a road with a dividing strip, the part of the children’s crossing on each side of the dividing strip is taken to be a separate children’s crossing.
Note.
 Dividing strip is defined in the Dictionary.
(6)  A children’s crossing is an area of a road:
(a)  at a place with stop lines marked on the road, and:
(i)  children crossing flags, or
(ii)  children’s crossing signs and twin yellow lights, and
(b)  indicated by:
(i)  2 red and white posts erected on each side of the road, or
(ii)  2 parallel continuous or broken lines on the road surface from one side of the road completely or partly across the road, and
(c)  extending across the road between the posts or lines.
Note.
 Twin yellow lights is defined in the Dictionary.
 
Children crossing flag
Hand-held stop signs
Example.
 
Driver stopped at stop line for pedestrians on a children’s crossing with children crossing flags
In this example, the driver must stop at the stop line because there are pedestrians on the children’s crossing.
Note.
 Example 2 in rule 80 of the Australian Road Rules has not been reproduced because it is not relevant to this jurisdiction.
81   Giving way at a pedestrian crossing
(1)  A driver approaching a pedestrian crossing must drive at a speed at which the driver can, if necessary, stop safely before the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Pedestrian crossing is defined in subrule (3).
(2)  A driver must give way to any pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 For this rule, give way means the driver must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision—see the definition in the Dictionary.
(3)  A pedestrian crossing is an area of a road:
(a)  at a place with white stripes on the road surface that:
(i)  run lengthwise along the road, and
(ii)  are of approximately the same length, and
(iii)  are approximately parallel to each other, and
(iv)  are in a row that extends completely, or partly, across the road, and
(b)  with or without either or both of the following:
(i)  a pedestrian crossing sign,
(ii)  alternating flashing twin yellow lights.
Note 1.
 Twin yellow lights is defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2.
 Rule 322 (3) and (4) deal with the meaning of a traffic sign at a place.
 
Pedestrian crossing sign
Examples.
 
Example 1Giving way to a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing
Example 2Giving way to a pedestrian on a pedestrian crossing at a slip lane
In each of these examples, the driver must give way to the pedestrian on the crossing.
82   Overtaking or passing a vehicle at a children’s crossing or pedestrian crossing
A driver approaching a children’s crossing, or pedestrian crossing, must not overtake or pass a vehicle that is travelling in the same direction as the driver and is stopping, or has stopped, to give way to a pedestrian at the crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note.
 Children’s crossing is defined in rule 80, overtake is defined in the Dictionary, and pedestrian crossing is defined in rule 81.
Example.
 
Driver not passing a vehicle that has stopped to give way to a pedestrian at a pedestrian crossing
In the example, vehicle A has stopped to give way to a pedestrian on the crossing. Vehicle B must not overtake or pass vehicle A.
83   Giving way to pedestrians in a shared zone
A driver driving in a shared zone must give way to any pedestrian in the zone.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1.
 Shared zone is defined in rule 24.
Note 2.
 For this rule, give way means the driver must slow down and, if necessary, stop to avoid a collision—see the definition in the Dictionary.