Australia being one of the largest countries in the world is well known for its tourist attractions. If you are planning to drive through the places in Australia, the first thing to consider is to understand their road safety rules. If you are an expatriate, you need a license to drive in Australia and also follow the driving rules.
As it is important to understand the rules for safe driving, it is also very crucial to have the right driving skills. To possess driving skills from an expert would be an added advantage, especially if you are living in Australia. Even if you have a license, you can always opt for a refresher course to understand the Australian driving rules and regulations.
Pass First Go is one of the well-known driving schools for driving lessons Deer Park, Melbourne. You would be fortunate to learn from the best instructors, who would not only teach you how to drive, but also provide essential manoeuvres as well as the road rules. Driving in Australia is easy unless you are not used to left hand driving, which can be very tricky. Having right driving skills and a good understanding of road rules will lead you to a happy driving.
Safety Rules Code:
- Always carry a valid international driving licence with you for a hassle-free driving.
- Don’t drink and drive, as random breath inspection is very common on every street in Australia, and the penalty is also very high. In fact the legal limit for BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) is 0.05%.
- Lookout for your speed limits, as driving above it would cost you legally. Speed Limit sign boards are displayed on every road. Be extra cautious in residential and school areas. Keep track of your speed limit even while overtaking any vehicle.
- Always drive on the left side of the lane except when the road signs or traffic lights indicate you to stay in the centre or on the right-hand side.
- Seat belts are of the utmost important for every individual in the car. Especially children need to be restrained in their approved restrained seats.
- Honking is not allowed unless you want to alert the other road users (or animals) about your approach.
- Usage of mobile phones in any forms including talking, texting, etc. is strictly prohibited while driving.
- Always keep in mind that the Australian road signs and markings including a stop sign, a yellow and unbroken centre lines indicate no overtaking, a no-standing (or waiting) sign. However, you can stop for a short duration to let passengers move out of the car. In fact, you can only park on the left side of the road to avoid traffic congestion. Also, keep in mind that you can never park your vehicle where the sign says loading zone, unless you are collecting cargo.
- If you see any wild life on the road, slow down your vehicle so that they get time to cross the road. This will lower the rates of animal ‘road kills’.
To conclude, follow the traffic rules and stay safe one road. Not just you, but also the pedestrians, animals and cyclists and other motor drivers.