What Are Some Of The Driving Rules In Australia?

Australians drive on the left side of the road, you will have the oncoming traffic travelling towards you passing on the driver’s side – right side of the vehicle. If you are visiting from America or Europe you will find it very different the steering wheel is on the opposite side of the car. This will mean that the controls in the vehicle are in an unusual position for you.

Driving Rules In Australia

The gear changers and indicators will have to be operated with your left hand. The police in Australia are very diligent in enforcing the seat belt wearing regulation. It is compulsory to wear a seat belt in a moving vehicle and heavy fines apply for those caught not wearing one. All children travelling in the car must be restrained in an approved child seat. The car rental companies are all aware of the regulations and will be able to assist you with the correct children safety advice for your precious cargo.

Each country have different road signs and you must be familiar with these:- STOP signs are red octagonal signs with white writing, ONE WAY signs are rectangular black or white background and the wording will be in black or white the opposite to the background colour. They will have an arrow pointing in the direction of the traffic flow.

Hazards on the roads will be signed warning the motorist these signs are usually yellow and will have wording outlining the hazard and or a picture alerting the driver. You are required to slow your speed prior to approaching any hazards on the roadways. In most Australian cities and towns you will see tourist information signs these are normally brown in colour and they will indicate the attraction you are nearing.

In the unfortunate event of the accident, you should follow a few very simple steps. You should stop your vehicle in a safe area; most Australia highways have safety area for such purposes. These areas often have emergency phones for you to contact towing services. If you or anyone travelling with you is injured call for assistance the Emergency number in Australia is “000”. The Emergency vehicles have right of way so if you see or hearing one approaching slow down and move to the left side of the road to clear the way. It may be a matter of life or death so move over.

Driving schools in Australia have reduced speed limit areas around them, the speed limit will be clearly displayed and heavy fines are handed out to those breaking these speed limits. Children are not able to measure the speed and distance of moving vehicles and may step out into traffic without realizing the danger.

Do Not Drink and Drive – you fit a bump and spill some. No seriously the legal blood alcohol level in Australia is .05: anything above this will reduce your reaction time. Heavy fines and or jail terms are handed out to those drivers that ignore this rule, if you plan to party also plan a way to get home without your car. Designate a driver keep safe, don’t be a bloody idiot.

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What Are Some Of The Driving Rules In Australia?

Driving with pets in your car

Let’s start by asking ourselves what pets are really!! These are friendly, lovely animals kept in our homes for fun. Hey hey, never are pets kept in homes for sale as you kept cows or goats.

These are very cute animals that even after work they can take your stress away! If they are truely lovely, it means we should walk with then to beaches visit friends, go for holidays with them.

If I may ask, do you think your dog or cat fits sitting in your car? If a no then its sanitation might not be good. I encourage you to clean your pet to standards.

Driving with pets in your car

If your answer is a yes the here is how it can be done safe. POINTS TO NOTE: #Never put it in the front seats #Never leave it to move up and down. Why??????!Driving needs concentration and this pet might be a disruption hence might even lead to an accident. We all know how jump cats are. What if it jumps into gears and breaks? What if it jumps onto you? Uhhhhhhmm!!!!!Never risk putting it into the front seats.

Dogs dog dogs! Am not well conversant with dogs sanitation. For cats, ohhh yes these are the cleanest animals ever we are within pur homes. Cats will never deficate in your seats! But dogs for God’s sake they should be restricted. How?? I recommend ever to put your dog into a cage still in behind seats. Dogs frequently urinate especially male dogs. However a dog might be trained! Some instincts of urinating to mark its territories cannot end. This is a natural behavior common in this family.

Traveling with this pet in a cage will make you assured of your car sanitation because all dog wastes will be deposited in the cage whose cleaning is a bit cheaper compared to car seats.

Well trained dogs will never make sounds nor shout markings when you order it to shut up. Can you imagine driving a noisey car in town with a dog making noise? Ohhh nooo!!This can’t work for you indeed, so ever dogs should be trained to calm down.

Dogs which are not used with strangers or crowds of people should not be exposed to them while driving. This might let it bark and make the whole journey suck you all. Mirrors being should be closed and let the dog not be able to look at strangers. You pet will even take a sleep until you reach your journey destination. Cats too require a very simple cage to be put while in cars. This won’t be a reason of maintaining sanitation of your car but just ensuring safe driving with no pet disturbing. Let’s talk about the cages am talking about. How should this look like or be?? I recommend very simple cages, small that easily fit in your car seats. This should be expensive nor made of hard metals. Dogs nor cats aren’t Lions. They won’t fight cages or tire them. Since the journey is not whole day neither daily these animals can afford easily be safe in these cages. If introduced to this kind of system, these animals have a behavior of habituation where when a habit is repeated they pick it, store it in memory and take it into their daily our part of their life activities.

For this case, l don’t think anyone can fail to travel with his/her pet.

Driving with pets in your car