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.
|Failing to give way to a pedestrian at a designated crossing||$300||3-4|
|Failing to give way to a pedestrian at an intersection||$300||3|
|Failing to give way to a pedestrian when entering a road||$200||3|
|Failing to give way to a pedestrian when exiting a road||$300||3|