Rule 278

To rejoin the carriageway after a breakdown from

  • a hard shoulder, build up speed, indicate and watch for a safe gap in the traffic. Be aware that vehicles, obstructions or debris may be present on the hard shoulder
  • an emergency area, you MUST use the emergency telephone provided and follow the operator’s advice for exiting the emergency area. A lane may need to be closed so that you can rejoin the carriageway safely.
Rule 278: Emergency area information sign

Law RTA 1988 sect 36