Specific rules apply to buses.
Stopping at a bus stop
Bus drivers should pull up so the entrance and exit doors are as close as possible to the kerb at a bus stop:
- Signal your intention
- Stop the bus smoothly
- Stop parallel with the kerb
- Stop within 300 millimetres of the kerb, measured from the front bus step
- Stop the bus without hitting the kerb
- Apply the bus stop brake. If the bus does not have a bus stop brake, then you must apply the normal parking brake
- Indicate for at least five seconds before pulling out of a bus stop.
Bus (B) signals
B signals separate buses and other vehicles at intersections with traffic lights. B signals are attached to the traffic lights and show a white B on a black background. Some traffic lights have a red, yellow and white signal attached.
Shortly before the usual traffic signals change to green, the B signal lights up white. Buses may proceed in any direction unless signs or markings indicate otherwise.