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You drive into a transit lane where the T2 rule applies. You have one passenger plus yourself. Are you permitted to remain in the transit lane? You drive into a transit lane where the T2 rule applies. You have one passenger plus yourself. Are you permitted to remain in the transit lane?

  • A. Yes, you can remain in the transit lane, but only if you are turning left in 250 metres.

  • B. Yes, you have two people in your car so you can drive in this lane.

  • C. No, because you only have one passenger you must move out of the transit lane immediately.

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    The correct answer is B
     
    Correct. As long as there are two or more people in your vehicle you can travel in the T2 lane.
     
 
 
 

Transit lanes: T2 and T3

transit laneA transit lane is a lane reserved for vehicles with defined minimum number of occupants. They must be real people, not pets or mannequins.

The lane will be indicated by a sign and paint on the road.

For example, a T2 lane must have a driver and at least one other occupant whereas a T3 lane must have a driver and at least two other occupants. T2 and T3 lanes can usually be used by cyclists, motorcyclists and buses, too.

If you drive into a transit lane without the required number of passengers you will be fined if caught. Roading authorities often video transit lanes. The problem with this is that if you have a baby in the car and the baby seat is not visible, then that person won't be counted and you will have to argue your case.

If the lanes have time restrictions or times of operation then the operational times will be displayed on the sign, for example 6am-10am Monday to Friday.

You are allowed to travel in a transit lane with less than the required occupants if you are turning left into a side street or driveway, but only for 100m before the turning. 100m is around 15-20 car lengths (assuming no gaps), or at 50kph it will be 4 cars assuming a two-second gap between each one.