Roads aren’t only for motorists and cyclists - they are for pedestrians too. As with cars, there are a number of rules, some better known than others, that govern how pedestrians use the road - as well as fines for breaking them.
Part 14 of Road Rules 2014 covers pedestrians. Some of the key rules in this section are:
230 Crossing a road - general
1. A pedestrian crossing a road:
(a) must cross by the shortest safe route, and
(b) must not stay on the road longer than necessary to cross the road safely.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
236 Pedestrians not to cause a traffic hazard or obstruction
1. A pedestrian must not cause a traffic hazard by moving into the path of a driver. Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
2. A pedestrian must not unreasonably obstruct the path of any driver or another pedestrian.
238 Pedestrians travelling along a road (except in or on a wheeled recreational device or toy)
1. A pedestrian must not travel along a road if there is a footpath or nature strip adjacent to the road, unless it is impracticable to travel on the footpath or nature strip.
Read the full road rules for pedestrians.