Australia’s road networks are amongst the busiest road networks in the world. Traffic congestion seems an adaptation to many in Australia. Joining the road you’ll be amazed of the slow moving vehicles aligned bumper to bumper and tailbacks everywhere. Most people say it’s prompted by the emergence of many traffic control schools offering unprofessional traffic monitoring and management courses. Few institutions that provide these courses professionally have helped a lot in especially keeping traffic management in Perth under control.
Being the capital of Australian state, Western Australia, Perth is the fourth growing and developing city in Australia. Bottlenecks exist, but they don’t pinch a lot of one’s time because of the regulation and realization installed to people on road conducts. Below are the rules and requirements of every road user in Australia.
Possess a driving license and a permit each time you are on the road
Rules are always substantially established, while on the road and it’s a huge offense to disobey the rules of the road in Australia as it applies to many other countries. No one is expected to be on the road without a valid driving license and a valid international driving permit.
Know the side of the road to drive on
In Australia, drivers should at all times keep left on a two-way road, and most of the vehicles are right handed to allow a clear visual ahead when deciding to overtake. On one-way roads, when moving slowly or when approaching a deviation, a driver should also keep left to pave the way for fast moving vehicles that utilize the inside lanes.
Wear a seatbelt at all times
All people inside a car should at all times wear seat-belts. It’s a huge offense not to wear a seatbelt while on the vehicle, and this applies to both the driver and the passengers.
Obey speed limits
Speed limits are the maximum amounts of speed allowed for moving in certain sections of the road. Speed limits are always strictly enforced in Australia. You’ll find speed limit signs along the roads and speed traps to determine the speeds cars are moving with. This is especially along busy roads, town centers, and near schools.
Rules of overtaking in Australia
Overtaking in Australia should only take place within a section where the center line is single and broken or double, and the one on your side is broken. Overtake only when it is safe and clear to do so. Overtaking road trains is trickier because they are long and so calculations should professionally be made, and this should be done by seasoned drivers or where the road is very straight.