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Pedestrians

Pedestrians share the roads with drivers and cyclists, and must obey the road rules. As vulnerable road users, extra care is needed for pedestrian safety - from both pedestrians and other road users.

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.

The penalty for skateboarders caught illegally riding on roads with a speed limit 80km/h and above will increase from $50 to $500.

The penalty for skateboarders caught illegally riding on roads with a speed limit of 60km/h or 70km/h will remain at $50.

The penalty has been increased after a video of a skateboarder riding down Greenmount Hill was shared on social media in August 2019.

Effective as of 29 March 2021

Please refer to (Road Traffic Code 2000 r.206(1)) for more information.

Information for drivers

Drivers should give way to pedestrians:

  • when turning
  • when making a U-turn
  • at all intersections and stop signs
  • slip lane with a 'stop' sign or ‘stop’ line.
OffencePenaltyDemerits
Failing to give way to a pedestrian at a designated crossing$3003-4
Failing to give way to a pedestrian at an intersection$3003
Failing to give way to a pedestrian when entering a road$2003
Failing to give way to a pedestrian when exiting a road$3003

Information for pedestrians

Pedestrians must obey any traffic and pedestrian signals that apply to them.

Pedestrians using crossings at traffic lights must obey the signals. If a traffic control signal shows a steady or flashing red pedestrian light, and you have not already started to cross, then you must not do so until the pedestrian light changes to green.

 
OffencePenaltyDemerits
Crossing on a red light at an intersection (jay-walking)$50NA