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QLD Traffic Law - Rules on Multi-lane Driving?

Discussion in 'Traffic Law Forum' started by Ani Free, 19 June 2017.

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  1. Ani Free

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    HI,

    I have to find a road rule about multi-lane driving. Does anyone know the answer?

    Is it legal or prohibited under Traffic Law to stop and reverse on a city's multi-lane road from the outer lane (the outside lane as the lane closest to the middle of the road) and crossing lanes?

    Thank you
     
  2. Lance

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  3. Ani Free

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    Thank you Lance, I can't find description about this road (Ashmore, Currumburra rd, Gold Coast) and I will check the regulations.

    Cheers
     
  4. Rob Legat - SBPL

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    Ashmore and Currumburra Roads aren't Freeways. However, there are Regulations which may apply:

    Reg 125 - unreasonably obstructing drivers
    Reg 130 - keeping to the left on multi-lane roads (where posted speed limit is 80km/h or more)

    Each offence has the same penalty. The question is, why would you want to do that in any case? I know these roads. It's not like there's a ton of clear view. If you stop and reverse from the right hand land, you'd be lucky not to get cleaned up.
     
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    HI Rob,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I was riding my bike on this road, when suddenly a truck in front of me stopped. This was in the outer lane and he immediately started to reverse back toward me. (he did not check the side mirrors).
    The truck collided with my motorcycle and knocking me off. I hit the road and my bike jammed underneath the reversing truck.

    My bike was a write-off.

    The conference is coming soon and I would like to know the rules apply for this situation.
     
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