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Stopping Laws

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Offence Penalty Demerits Stopping in Bus lane , Transit lane , Truck lane or Bicycle lane   unless     driver is driving a public bus or taxi, and is dropping off, or picking up passengers. $100   Stopping   on  Clearway   in which     ...

Keeping Left

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On single lane roads, you must drive as far to the left as practical (except motorcyclists). On multi-lane roads if the speed limit is 90km/h or more you must drive in the left lane. This same rule applies to any road where there is a ‘keep left unless overtaking’ sign. On ...

Roundabouts

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When entering a roundabout, always give way to any vehicles already in the roundabout. Obey the directional arrows on the road. Turning Left On approach, Indicate left from the left lane. Stay in the left lane. Exit the roundabout from this lane.   Driving Straig...

Special Purpose Lanes

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Offence Penalty Demerits Driving along or into a Bus lane  unless     the vehicle is a public bus, an emergency vehicle or a special purpose vehicle. $100 3 a taxi, and there is a sign at the beginning of the busway indicating that taxis may ent...

Keeping Left & Overtaking

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Using your overseas driver's licence while driving in Western Australia   Driving on the left We understand that if you are not used to driving on the left, it may take you some time to adjust, so tape a note on your dashboard to remind you to keep left. Whe...

Merging

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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 . Merging and changing lanes Where two lanes me...

Proposed Research

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In consultation with the Research Review Committee, the Commission scopes the planned program of research for the year. For 2018/19 the topics proposed for further research include: Lane departure warning trial – regional WA. Speed management. Vulnerable road users and te...

Overtaking heavy vehicles safely

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In regional WA, you will encounter some of the longest trucks in the world. Road trains range in length from 33 metres to up to 60 metres, and common sense and care is required to safely overtake these vehicles.  It can take some time to safely overtake a road train, so take...

Sharing Roads and Footpaths

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Cyclists: Cyclists can ride two abreast ride on the road, with up to 1.5m between riders. It is illegal to ride less than 2m behind a vehicle. Cyclists cannot pass on the left of a vehicle that is turning left. Cyclists are not permitted to ride their bikes on freeways o...

Red Lights & Intersections

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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...