Road Rules Driving Demonstration Videos
Most Common and Misunderstood Road Rules Driving Demonstration Videos
The road rules are a framework for safe and efficient movement of traffic on NSW roads. In order to assist our learner driver’s, provisional
Remember…Road safety largely depends on all road users including pedestrians!
Many intersections throughout Australia have a central roundabout. The purpose of having roundabouts is simply to manage the overall traffic flow with either a single or multiple lanes. All multi-lane roundabouts within NSW have painted lane markings to assist in guiding drivers around. Some multi-lane roundabouts also have pavement arrows which indicate which direction you must travel in.
Driver’s must share the road with all pedestrians. There are special markings on the roadway to show where pedestrians have special rights. Driver’s must give way to pedestrians crossing the road into which you are turning. You must also give way to pedestrians – even if there is no marked pedestrian crossing – if there is any danger of colliding with them.
When you’re driving, you can only use a mobile phone to make or receive a call if the phone is securely mounted to the vehicle, or you’re using an automated audio device. It is against the law to touch the phone (except to pass it to passenger) while driving. From early in 2016, anyone caught illegally using a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle, will lose an extra demerit point. This has increased from losing three (3) demerit points to four (4).
You should always keep to the centre of the lane in which you are travelling
- Where there is a NO U-TURN sign.
- On motorways.
- At traffic lights unless you see a U-TURN PERMITTED sign at the intersection.
- Across an unbroken (continuous) line, double centre unbroken (continuous) lines, unless the line closest to you is broken.
There are three basic hazard perception skills. These are;
- Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles
- Selecting safe gaps and
- Identifying hazards
Keeping a safe distance from other vehicles allows you to have more time to detect and respond to hazards. Selecting safe gaps when turning, crossing traffic or changing lanes will enable you to turn, overtake, change lanes or cross an intersection without being involved in a crash.
A school zone is
Traffic lights control the flow of vehicles and pedestrians to improve safety and access to roads. You should drive at a speed that gives you time to react if the traffic lights change. Many people may not be aware, but if you go through a yellow traffic light, you may receive an infringement notice as it is an offence. Yellow (amber) means stop. You can enter the intersection if you are so close that sudden braking might cause a crash. You may drive through a flashing yellow light or arrow with caution. You need to apply the give way rules to avoid colliding with other vehicles.