[talk-au] Newcastle Inner Bypass - Motorway or not ?

Michael James m.james at internode.on.net
Sat Jun 1 09:55:03 UTC 2013


On 01/06/13 14:32, Ian Sergeant wrote:
> On 1 June 2013 09:29, Michael James <m.james at internode.on.net> wrote:
> 
>>
>> There is a legal difference between a divided highway and a freeway in
>> Australia, so if it is not actually called a freeway/motorway via
>> signage then it really isn't one.
>>
> 
> Firstly, I'm a little sceptical of there actually being a "legal"
> difference.   Can you point to a source that would make this clear?

The Australian road rules (on which each states rules are based) :-

RR 97 Road access signs
RR 177 Stopping on a freeway

There are also rules that reference these rules such as the exceptions
for a garbage truck stopping does not include an exception to RR 177

Any sign that has the following is considered a freeway :-

freeway
motorway
tollway
expressway




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