Red Lights & Intersections

Red Lights

For red light camera locations, please visit the WA Police website.

Offence Penalty Demerits
Driving through a red light $300 3

Intersections

An uncontrolled intersection is where there is no traffic signal, stop sign, or give way sign.

As a rule, at an uncontrolled intersection, always give way to the right, to oncoming vehicles and pedestrians.

Specifically:

  • If going straight ahead - give way to vehicles on your right;
  • If turning left - give way to pedestrains crossing the road you're entering;
  • If turning left using a slip lane - give way to vehicles turning right into the road you’re entering;
  • If turning right - give way to vehicles on your right, any oncoming vehicles/bicycles who are going straight ahead or turning left, and any pedestrians crossing the road you’re entering.

A controlled intersection has traffic control lights, stop signs, give way signs or a police officer or other authorised person directing traffic.

At a controlled intersection, you must obey the traffic control lights, sign or signal facing you.
 

Offence Penalty Demerits
Travelling straight ahead OR turning left in a slip lane - failing to give way to vehicles to the right or pedestrians $200 3
Turning left or right - failing to give way to vehicles to the right or pedestrians $300 3
 

The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.