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Rules of the road
General rules
Driving on a divided road
Overtaking and passing other vehicles
When you are being overtaken
Driving on the shoulder of the road
Traffic circles
Crossing and entering a public road or traffic lane
Signals and indicating
Stopping a vehicle
Compulsory stopping
General duties of drivers and passengers
Driving a motor cycle, tricycle or quad bike
Vehicles may not cause excessive noise
Pedestrians using a pedestrian crossing
Motor sports on public roads
Traffic obstructions
Vehicles abandoned on public roads
You may not do the following
Rules which apply specifically to freeways
You may only stop your vehicle on a freeway in the following situations
Rules which apply when towing a vehicle
Rules which apply to speed limits
Rules which apply to motor vehicles and motor vehicle controls
Alcohol and narcotics drugs
Warning triangles
Transporting passengers
Transporting a load
Visibility and safety markings
Animals on public roads
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Driving on the shoulder of the road:


Do not continuously drive on the shoulder of the road.


The shoulder of the road is the area to the left of the road demarcated by a yellow line.


When another vehicle indicates that they intend overtaking, you may move on to the shoulder of the road if you can see no pedestrians or other vehicles on the shoulder for at least 150m ahead.


You may only drive on the shoulder of the road on a single lane road   between sunrise and sunset and only under the circumstances described in points 1 and 2 above.