Any road rules experts who can clarify this?

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Re: Any road rules experts who can clarify this?

Post by Richary » 19 February 13 10:49 pm

Freddo wrote:In Burnside South Australia if you park within 3m of a single continuous white line you will get a $75 parking fine. :shock:

Near Amphibian central there is pole with a sign marking the end of the No Parking zone. The single continuous white line extends for another 20m into the "parking" zone. Space for 3 cars to park and get a fine each.

It's called a Cash Cow. ](*,)
Complain to Burnside Council. Or better still just duck out with a can of spraypaint one night and get rid of the white line.

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Re: Any road rules experts who can clarify this?

Post by Skippy » 19 February 13 11:34 pm

mark_rattigan wrote:
Bundyrumandcoke wrote:double white continuous centre lines must not be crossed FOR ANY REASON.
In South Australia you can cross the double white continuous centre lines if there is an Obstruction on the road.

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Re: Any road rules experts who can clarify this?

Post by Bundyrumandcoke » 20 February 13 2:11 am

Sorry, but not in Qld.

From the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009
Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules
Reprint 2D effective 21 December 2012

132 Keeping to the left of the centre of a road or the dividing
line
(1) A driver on a two-way road without a dividing line or median
strip must drive to the left of the centre of the road, except as
permitted under section 133 or 139(1).
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(2) A driver on a road with a dividing line (except 2 continuous
dividing lines) must drive to the left of the dividing line,
except as permitted under section 134 or 139(2).
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(2A) A driver on a road with a single continuous dividing line, a
single continuous dividing line to the left of a broken dividing
line or 2 parallel continuous dividing lines must not drive
across the dividing lines to perform a U-turn.
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(3) A driver on a road with 2 continuous dividing lines must drive
to the left of the dividing lines, except as permitted under
section 139(2).
Maximum penalty—20 penalty units.
(4) This section, and sections 133, 134 and 139(1) and (2), apply
to a service road to which a two-way sign applies as if it were
a separate road, but do not apply to any other service road.
(5) In this section—
road does not include a footpath, nature strip, bicycle path,
separated footpath or shared path.



And the exceptions,

139 Exceptions for avoiding obstructions on a road
(1) A driver on a two-way road without a dividing line or median
strip may drive to the right of the centre of the road to avoid
an obstruction if—
(a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic;
and
(b) it is necessary and reasonable, in all the circumstances,
for the driver to drive to the right of the centre of the
road to avoid the obstruction; and
(c) the driver can do so safely.
(2) A driver on a road with a dividing line may drive to the right
of the dividing line to avoid an obstruction if—
(a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic;
and
(b) it is necessary and reasonable, in all the circumstances,
for the driver to drive to the right of the dividing line to
avoid the obstruction; and
Example 1
Painted island separating traffic flow in
the same direction
Example 2
Painted island separating traffic flow in
the same direction
In examples 1 and 2, vehicle B is contravening the section.

Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009
Part 11 Keeping left, overtaking and other driving rules
Reprint 2D effective 21 December 2012 Page 143
(c) the driver can do so safely.
(3) For subsection (2), if the dividing line is a single continuous
dividing line to the left of a broken dividing line, a single
continuous dividing line only or 2 parallel continuous
dividing lines, the hazard in driving to the right of the dividing
line must be taken into account in deciding whether it is
reasonable to drive to the right of the dividing line.
(4) A driver may drive on a dividing strip, or on or over a single
continuous line, or 2 parallel continuous lines, along a side of
or surrounding a painted island, to avoid an obstruction if—
(a) the driver has a clear view of any approaching traffic;
and
(b) it is necessary and reasonable to drive on the dividing
strip or painted island to avoid the obstruction; and
(c) the driver can do so safely.

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