What is a transit lane?A:
Transit lanes (also known as T2 or T3 lanes) are in place to provide improved travel for buses, taxis and other vehicles carrying multiple occupants. They can also be used by emergency vehicles, motorcycles and bicycles.
Located on heavy traffic routes, transit lanes generally operate in the main direction of travel during peak periods, reverting to normal lanes at other times.
T2 lanes can be used by vehicles if there are two or more people in the vehicle, while T3 lanes can be used if there are three or more people in the vehicle.
The current network of transit lanes include:
- Anzac Parade
- Pacific Highway
- Spit Road
- Epping Road
- Victoria Road
- Great Western Highway
- Military Road
- Windsor Road
There are two types of bus lanes in NSW, bus only lanes (which are often referred to as transitways) and bus lanes.
Bus only lane / TransitwayIs a lane for the exclusive use of buses and no other vehicles are permitted to travel or stop in a bus only lane or transit way. The only exceptions are authorised special purpose vehicles.
Bus only lanes and transitways are sign posted or marked as bus only lanes and a continuous white line generally separates a bus only lane from a general traffic lane. Intersections incorporating a bus only lane generally display a “B” on the traffic signals to give buses priority over general traffic.
Bus laneBus lanes are provided primarily for buses but can also be used by taxis, hire cars (but not rental cars), motorcycles, bicycles, emergency vehicles, special purpose vehicles and vehicles operated by or under the direction of Roads and Maritime Services.
General traffic is also permitted to travel in a bus lane for up to 100 metres in order to turn left or right into or out of a street, enter or leave a property adjacent to the bus lane, pass another vehicle that has stopped to turn right or to avoid obstruction.
Bus lanes are sign-posted or marked as bus lanes and often coloured red.
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May 8, 2018 Road rules, Uncategorized, Weird Traffic laws NSW