Everybody deserves to feel and be safe on our roads. Road rules help us achieve this.
Want to know the 5 common road rules that the average Australian breaks?
Find out with Performance Towing WA down below.
Driving unlicensed and/or unregistered
You need to legally have a licence and be driving a registered, road-worthy vehicle to drive on Australian roads – no ifs, buts or maybes.
So, don’t let those bills and payments lay unread in your email inbox or gathering dust on the fridge.
Why? Because the state/territory and relevant authorities need to know who owns the vehicle in the event of hit and runs. Accidents caused by uninsured drivers cost the everyday Australian taxpayer and insurance companies millions of dollars annually.
Don’t risk the hefty and immediate fines, plus the high chance of driving prohibition. Keep on top of your vehicle’s registration and have the minimum auto insurance required by law.
Since seatbelts became compulsory for all vehicle occupants in Australia in 1973 their role in saving lives have increased dramatically.
Yet that doesn’t stop all the fines from vehicle occupants failing to wear them.
With typical fines starting at $550 and the risk of injury and death for you and/or your passengers in a car crash – why bother taking the risk?
There’s a zero-tolerance for littering in all Australian states and territories. Store your rubbish in your vehicle until you reach your nearest bin. It’s not that hard.
Having the ability to take on multiple projects and tasks at the same time is a great skill to have when it comes to the workplace and housework. However, multitasking whilst undertaking a task that requires your full attention is an ultimate no-no.
Please don’t multitask when you’re driving. This includes:
- Patting your dog
- Touching your mobile phone while driving or stopped at a red light (if it’s not hands-free, it’s a definitive no).
- Putting on make-up, brushing or flossing your teeth – yes, we’ve seen it all on the roads.
What the law states:
Australian law, across all states and territories, states the need to keep your hands in the 9 and 3 or 10 and 2 position (like an analogue clock) while driving. Failure to do so is breaking the law.
You could face a fine of up to $425 and 4 demerit points for trying (even successfully) to multitask.
Speeding and tailgating
The faster you go, the less reaction time you have if you need to stop suddenly. This is why you shouldn’t speed or tailgate.
There’s a range of fines and penalties you could receive if you get caught.
Rear-ending the vehicle in front of you and causing a multi-car smash is also very possible which could result in injuries and worse – fatalities.
Maintain a safe distance between vehicles (at least a 3 second gap) and stick to the speed limit – they’re there to keep you safe, not inconvenience you.
Broken one too many of the above road rules and crashed your vehicle?
Call Performance Towing WA to assist any time of the day or night and in most parts of Perth.