Stopping Laws

Stopping in bus lane, transit lane, truck lane or bicycle lane

A driver shall not stop on a length of carriageway to which a “clearway” sign applies.

Stopping on clearway

A driver shall not stop on a length of carriageway to which a “clearway” sign applies.

The driver of a public bus may stop on the length of carriageway to which a “clearway” sign applies, if the driver is dropping off, or picking up passengers.

A “clearway” sign applies, for the days and times indicated on the sign, to a length of carriageway beginning at the sign and ending at the nearest of the following
            (a)         a “clearway” sign on the carriageway that indicates different days or times;
            (b)         an “end clearway” sign on the carriageway;
            (c)         the end of the carriageway. 

Stopping on freeway

A driver shall not stop on a freeway unless -
            (a)         the driver stops in an emergency stopping lane; or 
            (b)         the driver’s vehicle is permitted to stop on the freeway under these regulations. 

A “freeway” sign on a carriageway applies to the length of road (including any median strip or consolidated shoulder and any other part of the freeway enclosure) beginning at the sign (including any road into which the length of road merges) and ending at the next “end freeway” sign on the carriageway.

Stopping in emergency stopping lane

The driver of a vehicle (other than a bicycle) shall not stop in a lane to which an “emergency stopping lane only” sign applies, unless — 
            (a)         the condition of the driver, a passenger or the driver’s vehicle, or any other factor, makes it necessary or desirable for the driver to stop in the emergency                             stopping lane in the interests of safety, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary in the circumstances; or 
            (b)         the driver’s vehicle is permitted to stop in the emergency stopping lane under these regulations. 
 
Offence Penalty Demerits
Stopping in Bus lane, Transit lane, Truck lane or Bicycle lane unless    
  • driver is driving a public bus or taxi, and is dropping off, or picking up passengers.
$100  
Stopping on Clearway in which    
  • a “clearway” sign applies.
$50  
Stopping on Freeway unless
  • the driver stops in an emergency stopping lane.
$50  
  • the driver’s vehicle is permitted to stop on the freeway under these regulations. 
$50  
Stopping in Emergency stopping lane unless    
  • the condition of the driver, a passenger or the driver’s vehicle, or any other factor, makes it necessary or desirable for the driver to stop in the emergency stopping lane in the interests of safety, and the driver stops for no longer than is necessary in the circumstances.
$50  
  • the driver’s vehicle is permitted to stop in the emergency stopping lane under these regulations. 
$50