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Rules & Penalties

Most Western Australian road rules are contained within the WA Road Traffic Code 2000 and have been summarised throughout this section of the website. Enter a road rules search query below to see all relevant penalty information. More information is available about traffic matters on the WA Police website.

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Drink and drug driving

Road rules relating to drink and drug driving, licensing offences, hoons and serious offences such as dangerous and reckless driving are contained within the Road Traffic Act 1974. Due to the complexity of these laws, they cannot be summarised within the road rules search. For more information about these laws, please visit the Drink & Drug Driving page.

Novice Drivers

If you are a novice driver or are teaching a novice driver, the Drive Safe booklet is an excellent guide to key road rules and their penalties.

Disclaimer: The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. If you require more information regarding these rules, please contact the Road Safety Commission on 1300 999 772 or

Acknowledgement of Country

The Government of Western Australia acknowledges the traditional custodians throughout Western Australia and their continuing connection to the land, waters and community.
We pay our respects to all members of the Aboriginal communities and their cultures; and to Elders both past and present.

The Road Safety Commission is a portfolio within WA Police Force. It reports to the Minister for Road Safety, Hon. Michelle Roberts MLA.