Passenger Transport (General) Regulation 2017
Division 3 Drivers of buses
92 Driver to display driver authority card
The driver of a bus must not drive the bus unless the appropriate driver authority card—(a) is contained in a holder firmly affixed to the interior of the bus, and(b) is displayed so that its face can be seen easily by any passenger in the bus.Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
93 Driver to stop bus to pick up and set down passengers
(1) Subject to this clause, the driver of a bus—(a) must stop the bus and set down any passenger who indicates to the driver that the passenger wishes to leave the bus, and(b) must stop the bus and pick up any person who indicates to the driver that the person wishes to board the bus.Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.(2) The driver of a bus must not stop the bus on a road or road related area for the purpose of setting down or picking up passengers otherwise than close to and parallel with the side of the carriageway of the road or area.Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.(3) The driver of a bus may refuse to stop the bus—(a) at any place at which stopping the bus would be unlawful or, in the opinion of the driver, unsafe, or(b) in the case of a bus operating along a route for which bus stops are indicated by signs, at any place other than a bus stop.(4) The driver of a bus may refuse to stop the bus to set down a passenger at a bus stop at which the bus is not scheduled, as indicated on the bus or in the timetable for the relevant journey, to set down passengers.(5) The driver of a bus may refuse to stop the bus to pick up a passenger—(a) if by doing so the driver would contravene the provisions of clause 41 (Carriage of goods and animals) or 94 (Driver not to overload bus), or(b) if the intending passenger is a person who is, or who is carrying a thing that is, likely to soil or damage the bus or the clothing or luggage of other passengers, or otherwise to cause inconvenience or danger to other passengers or to the driver (as referred to in clause 55(1)(a) or (b)), or(c) at a bus stop at which the bus is not scheduled, as indicated on the bus or in the timetable for the relevant journey, to pick up passengers.
94 Driver not to overload bus
(1) The driver of a bus must not—(a) carry at any one time in a single-decked bus (or on either deck of a two-decked bus) a greater number of passengers seated than the number authorised to be carried seated in the single-decked bus (or on that deck of the two-decked bus), or(b) carry at any one time in a single-decked bus (or on the lower deck of a two-decked bus) a greater number of passengers standing than the number authorised to be carried standing.Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.(2) In calculating the number of passengers being carried, the following persons are not to be taken into account—(a) any child apparently under the age of 5 years who is being held on the lap of a seated passenger,(b) of the children apparently under the age of 12 years (whether seated or standing), every third such child.(3) For the purposes of subclause (2)(b), the following children are not to be taken into account—(a) children who are seated on single seats,(b) children who are seated on multiple seats that are designed (either by means of fixed armrests or seating places contoured for individual passengers) so as to be impracticable for use by more than the number of passengers for whom they are designed.(4) The number of passengers who, for the purposes of this clause, are authorised to be carried seated, or are authorised to be carried standing, is the appropriate number specified in a certificate issued by the manufacturer of the bus or by a consulting engineer approved by RMS for the purposes of this clause.
95 Operator to display sign showing maximum number of passengers
The operator of a bus must ensure that there is displayed on the bus, in a conspicuous position on the outside of the rear of the bus and in letters at least 25 mm high and of proportionate breadth, the number of passengers authorised to be carried on the bus, seated and standing respectively.Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
96 Driver not to carry passengers on certain portions of bus
The driver of a bus must not—(a) carry any passenger on any portion of the bus not set apart or intended for the conveyance of passengers, or(b) in the case of a two-decked bus, permit any passenger to stand on the upper deck of the bus, or(c) permit any person to occupy any portion of the driving seat or of the bus on the right-hand side of that seat and abreast of it, or(d) permit any person to be on any portion of the bus in front of the driving seat.Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
97 Driver to remain in bus
The driver of a bus must not, without reasonable excuse, leave the driving seat of the bus.Maximum penalty—5 penalty units.
98 Driver to provide medical certificates
The driver of a bus must, at the driver’s own expense, furnish RMS at intervals of 36 months until the driver attains the age of 60 years with a certificate from a medical practitioner containing the medical practitioner’s assessment, in accordance with any requirements of RMS, of the driver’s medical condition.Maximum penalty—10 penalty units.Note.See clause 47 for requirements for medical certificates after the driver attains the age of 60 years.