Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004

Part 2 Roads


2.1 Keeping left


A driver, when driving, must at all times drive as near as practicable to the left side of the roadway unless this rule otherwise provides.


If a driver’s speed, when driving, is such as to impede the normal and reasonable flow of traffic, that driver must, as soon as is reasonably practicable, move the vehicle as far as practicable to the left side of the roadway when this is necessary to allow following traffic to pass.


A driver may drive in the right lane in the direction of travel when driving on a multi-lane road if—


the driver is turning right, or making a U-turn from the centre of the road, and is giving the prescribed signal of that driver’s intention to turn right; or


the driver is passing; or


the left lane is unavailable to the driver; or


the driver is required by any provision of this rule to drive in the right lane; or


a variable lane control downward-facing arrow sign indicates that the driver must drive in the right lane; or


the driver is avoiding an obstruction; or


the traffic in all other lanes is congested; or


the traffic in every lane is congested.

Compare: SR 1976/227 r 4