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I stand corrected on Bus Lanes...

Last post 10-02-2015 07:25 PM by 68 404. 4 replies.
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  • 08-20-2015 08:05 PM

    I stand corrected on Bus Lanes...

    For the past 3 or so years I have been happily using bus lanes because I was talking to a police officer back then and he said (to my recollection at least..) that both transit and bus lanes were ok for motorcycles/Scooter to use.  Today I had a polite conversation with another officer that indicated that it was only transit lanes that were ok.  I said thanks for the info, told him about my previous discussions with the other officer and he let me head off without a ticket or fine.  Got home and have now done the research and it does turn out riders cant use bus lanes...

    le sigh..

    cheers, Tempest

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    2004 Gilera VXR200
  • 08-20-2015 11:26 PM In reply to

    Re: I stand corrected on Bus Lanes...

    I'm sorry but I have to correct your correction: motorcycles are definitely allowed to use bus as well as all types of transit lanes. One exception is BUS ONLY lanes, we're not allowed on these. Source: http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/roads/safety-rules/road-rules/lanes.html

     

  • 08-21-2015 05:30 AM In reply to

    • dbm
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    Re: I stand corrected on Bus Lanes...

    I thought bus lanes are for the exclusive use of P platers ;-). 

  • 08-21-2015 09:14 AM In reply to

    Re: I stand corrected on Bus Lanes...

    I should have specified that I was in Queensland.
    For us it’s;

    bus lane road marking means a road marking consisting of:
    (a) the letters ‘BL’; or
    (b) the words ‘bus lane’; or
    (c) the words ‘bus only’.

    https://www.legislation.qld.gov.au/LEGISLTN/CURRENT/T/TrantOpRURR09.pdf

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    2004 Gilera VXR200
  • 10-02-2015 07:25 PM In reply to

    Re: I stand corrected on Bus Lanes...

    Yep,

    NSW bus lanes can be used by motorcycles, taxis, hire cars, and buses.

    'Buses Only' lanes can ONLY be used by buses (except taxis on a certain stretch of the M2 moterway which kinda negates the buses only thing, dunnit?)

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