Pedestrian road rules & penalties
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.
Information for Drivers
Pedestrian crossings are marked by white or yellow stripes on the road and are usually signed.
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|