Motorists can drive on bus lanes to turn left if they are within 50m of an intersection or driveway but are liable for a $150 fine if they switch too soon (at least, they are in Auckland). The start of a bus lane is usually marked by a green section on the road.
When can you use a bus lane NZ?
Transit lanes have signs or markings to show that they can only be used by vehicles with passengers. Bikes, buses, shuttles, taxis, motorbikes and mopeds can use transit lanes, even if they don’t have passengers. Transit lanes apply all the time unless there’s a sign saying what days and times they apply.
What is the time that you are not allowed to drive on a bus lane?
Normal bus lane. No driving or parking in the bus lane from 7.30 am to 9.30 am and from 5 pm to 8 pm, except on Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays.
What is the fine for driving in a bus lane NZ?
If you ride or drive in a bus-only lane the infringement fine is $150.
Can I use a bus lane when turning left?
Unless your vehicle is permitted to use a bus lane, during its operational hours you can’t enter, drive in, or wait in a bus lane: … to queue in a bus lane to turn left into a side road because the traffic is backed up from the junction – you must wait in the outside lane until the turning area is clear.
Is it an Offence to drive in a bus lane?
It’s a civil matter rather than a criminal offence, so it’s unlikely to involve points on your driving licence and therefore shouldn’t impact your car insurance either. But it means that incorrectly using a bus lane can be as needlessly expensive for you as belting past a speed camera or parking illegally.
Whats the penalty for bus lane?
If an LTA enforcement officer or a bus’s onboard camera catches you infringing on bus lane rules, you’ll be slapped with a fine of S$130. Refusal to pay that might result in imprisonment of up to three months, or a maximum fine of S$1,000.
What is the 4 second rule in driving?
Once the vehicle ahead of you passes the object, slowly count to four: “One one-thousand, two one-thousand…” If you reach the object before you’re done counting, you’re following too closely. It’s a handy rule — however, it only holds true in good weather.
Can you drive in a bus lane at night?
Most bus lanes operate at peak times only (typically 7.30am to 9.30am or 3.30pm to 6.00pm on Monday to Friday). Outside the hours of operation the lanes can be used by all traffic. The legislation for most bus lanes allows permitted taxis, motorcycles and bicycles to use bus lanes.
Can Uber go in bus lane?
Can Uber drivers use bus lanes in London? No, Uber drivers can only use the bus lanes outside their operating hours, the same as anyone else.
Who can use bus lanes NZ?
How bus lanes work
- Bus lanes can be used by buses, bicycles, motorcycles/scooters and in-service taxis.
- Bus-only lanes can only be used by buses.
- All other vehicles can use these lanes briefly (up to 50 metres) to cross through to another lane or turn into another street.
Is a bus gate the same as a bus lane?
A bus gate consists of a short section of road that only buses and authorised vehicles (typically taxis) can pass through. They are normally marked with the same street signage as bus lanes, but have “BUS GATE” marked on the road surface.