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Traffic rules in Australia: roads, fines, camera’s detection of violations

Despite the impressive territory, Australia has a low population density. However, the traffic here is very intense due to the wide usage of cars. Almost everyone who has obtained driving licenses, use own cars daily. Statistics indicate that this country has the largest number of cars per capita. The traffic rules here are some of the toughest.

Australian roads: kinds and features


There are three types of roads in the country. Their length in general total up to about one million kilometers. One-third of the roads are covered with good road carpet. They include mostly federal and state roads. The left two-thirds are gravel or dirt roads. Some areas you can cross only with off-road vehicles.

Due to landscape features, the state road system is not evenly distributed. The most comfortable travels by car are to the east, southeast, and southwest directions. Almost the entire mainland is ringed with the hard surface highway.

What you need to know about traffic

Australia is a left driving state. Drivers and passengers are obligated to travel with fastened seat belts only. Up to a certain age, children may only be carried in special chairs. Violators run the risk of getting a huge fine.

On roads, you must comply with the speed limit. For cities and towns, it is 60 kilometers, for suburban roads - no more than 100 km, and motorways and highways - up to 130 km. Exceeding the permissible speed limits will be fixed by the traffic police and cameras.

When driving around the country and back roads, you must be at most vigilant. There are a lot of large animals often running here, the knockdown of which envisages the punishment.

The blood alcohol content can be no more than 0.05 g/100 ml. It also depends on the driver’s license category.

You can park a car in any place where there are no prohibition signs.

Traffic police and fines

Australian police are very friendly, even to violators. But those who do not comply with traffic rules will have to pay grand fines. You cannot pay them in cash. All payments must go either through a credit card or through a bank cashier.

The amount of the fine is doubled for trying to prove your innocence to the police officer. It is noteworthy that the traffic policepersons have the right not only to carry but also to use weapons. However, they are not required to make any warning shots. If the car is stopped, the driver is obliged to leave the car, keeping hands in an apparent place (not to hide in the pockets).

It is common for the Australian police to patrol without any identifying symbols. They check the speed of cars moving in both directions. It only takes a few minutes to catch up and stop the intruder.

Regarding the photo radars, they are installed on roads for various purposes, and their location can be seen on the corresponding posters. The latter is located a kilometer from the control zone. Automatic video detectors are located near traffic lights, allowing identify drivers and cars passing through a red light.

Australian high penalties increase even more if the violation took place on a weekend or holiday. Punishments are not limited by this. For example, having exceeded the speed by more than three times, the driver risks losing the vehicle itself. Repeated violation of the telephone calls may result in a two-year stay in prison. Drunk drivers experience the most severe punishment. They get a chance to have a fine exceeding three thousand dollars, the immediate withdrawal of driver’s license with a ban on driving, and arrest.




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