(1) A driver must not drive in a transit lane unless--(a) the driver is driving--(i) a public bus, public minibus, motor bike, taxi or tram, or(ii) if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T2) sign --a vehicle carrying at least 1 other person, or(iii) if the transit lane sign applying to the transit lane is a transit lane (T3) sign --a vehicle carrying at least 2 other people, or(b) the driver is permitted to drive in the transit lane under rule 158.: Maximum penalty--20 penalty units.Note 1 :
"Motor bike" ,
"public bus" ,
"tram" are defined in the Dictionary.Note 2 : The term
"public minibus" is not a term that is used in this jurisdiction. The reference to that term in this subrule is retained in order to preserve uniformity with the Australian Road Rules .Note 3 : Rule 158 provides additional exceptions applying to this rule, and also provides a defence to the prosecution of a driver for an offence against this rule.
"transit lane" is a marked lane, or the part of a marked lane--(a) beginning at a transit lane sign, and(b) ending at an end transit lane sign.Note :
"Marked lane" is defined in the Dictionary.
Transit lane signs End transit lane signs
Note for diagrams : There are a number of other permitted versions of the transit lane sign --see the diagrams in Schedule 3.