Drive responsibly and driving rules

Driving in traffic is more than just knowing how to operate the mechanisms which control the vehicle; it requires knowing how to apply the rules of the road (which govern safe and efficient sharing with other users). An effective driver also has an intuitive understanding of the basics of vehicle handling and can drive responsibly.

A driver is subject to the laws of the jurisdiction in which he or she is driving. Most countries also have differing laws against driving whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs..Motorists are almost universally required to take lessons with an approved instructor and to pass a driving test before being granted a license. Almost all countries allow all adults with good vision and health to apply to take a driving test and, if successful, to drive on public roads.

A driving test (also known as a driving exam, driver’s test, or road test) is a procedure designed to test a person’s ability to drive amotor vehicle. It exists in various forms worldwide, and is often a requirement to obtain a driver’s license. A driving test generally consists of one or two parts: the practical test, called a road test, used to assess a person’s driving ability under normal operating conditions, and/or a written or oral test (theory test) to confirm a person’s knowledge of driving and relevant rules and laws.To make the test fair, written driving tests are normally standardized tests, meaning that everyone takes the same test under the same conditions. In many places the test can be done by computer, and typically consists of questions related to road signs and traffic laws of the respective country, but may also include questions related to road safety best practices or technical questions regarding vehicle operation and maintenance. In many countries passing a written driving test is required for admission to the practical test.

Depending on the country and on the driver’s license category, the practical test includes driving on the public, open road as well as different maneuverability test, which are usually carried out in a controlled environment such as:driving back and forth through a set of traffic cones reversing around a corner or into a parking space, with or without a trailer or semi-trailer emergency stops or evasive maneuvers coupling and de-coupling of a trailer to a truck, which includes establishing the electrical and compressed-air connections and checking them maintaining a motorcycle stable at low speed Make sure your children know the road rules when they are using a skateboard or scooter or similar device with wheels. This means they are in the best position to prevent any injury to themselves or to others. www.darshandrivingschool.com.au

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Road safety for children on skateboards, scooters and wheeled toys

Any wheeled device on the road is regarded the same as pedestrians under the road rules. This includes skateboards, rollerblades, children’s scooters, pedal cars or tricycles – any wheeled toys.

As well as general pedestrian rules, there are also additional rules that parents should know and ensure that their child not only knows, but understands. Most of the suggestions we outline for walking and road safety as well as bicycle road safety also apply to wheeled toys.

Road safety for children on skateboards, scooters and wheeled toys

Below are some tips for children using a range of wheeled toys and devices near roads.

  • Wheeled devices or toys cannotbe used:
    • on a road with a speed limit of more than 60 km/h
    • on a road with a dividing line or median strip or
    • on a one-way road with more than one marked lane
  • They must keep to the left on footpaths and shared paths and give way to pedestrians.
  • Unless a sign prohibits it, a person on roller blades, roller skates or a similar wheeled device can ride on a bicycle path or separated footpath designed for the use of bicycles, but must give way to any bicyclist.
  • It is an offence (and extremely dangerous) to hold on to a moving vehicle
  • Correct fitting helmets must be worn

Make sure your children know the road rules when they are using a skateboard or scooter or similar device with wheels. This means they are in the best position to prevent any injury to themselves or to others. www.darshandrivingschool.com.au

VicRoads Road Services deliver quality maintenance

Based in 23 centres around Victoria, Road Services staff cater to diverse geographical needs to ensure the road network is safe for local communities.

Our Services

We provide:

  • 24/7 on-call support
  • traffic management
  • accident and emergency services

Routine, periodic and provisional maintenance

  • routine pavement works
  • pothole patching
  • crack sealing
  • roadside management
  • vegetation maintenance
  • drainage maintenance and improvements
  • slip repairs, wire rope and guard rail installation and repairs
  • rest area maintenance and cleaning
  • debris removal
  • road inspections.
    Construction services

    • pavement repairs (including digoutspavement reconstruction)
    • pavement sealing
    • public transport works
    • road safety improvement works
    • technical and design construction advice.

    Bridge work services

    • bridge inspections
    • treatments
    • emergency bridging
    • bridge maintenance

    Contact your local Road Services Operations Manager to discuss works requirements:

    • Metro North West (Deer Park)
    • Metro South East (Dandenong,Kew and Lilydale)
    • South Western (Geelong, Derrinallum, Hamilton and Warrnambool)
    • Western (Horsham, Ballarat, Ouyen and Red Cliffs)
    • Eastern (Morwell, Sale, and Bairnsdale)
    • Northern (Bendigo, Kyneton and Swan Hill)

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Road rules test

You may need to pass a written road rules test before you:

  • get a learner licence
  • upgrade your licence to a higher class
  • apply to transfer your foreign driver licence to Queensland.

About the written road rules test

  • You need to go to a customer service centre to take the test.
  • You must complete an application form and provide evidence of identity.
  • You can only take one written road rules test each day.
  • Every time you take the test you must pay the fee.
  • Each test question will have a number of possible answers. You must choose the correct answer.
  • You should allow yourself at least 30 minutes to take the test.
  • Once you pass the test, your driving test result is valid for five years.

Prepare for your road rules test

Prepare for your road rules test by completing our practice road rules test. Practice test questions can also be found in Your Keys to Driving in Queensland.

You can find all of the Queensland Road Rules in the Transport Operations (Road Use Management—Road Rules) Regulation 2009. You can buy a hard copy of this regulation from the Queensland Government Bookshop.

Class C (car) general road rules test

The general road rules test has 30 questions that will test your knowledge of the road rules. To pass the test, you must correctly answer:

  • 9 out of 10 questions in the first section (which are all about giving way), and
  • 18 of the 20 questions in the second section (which relate to road rules and driver licence requirements).

Class RE or R (motorbike) road rules test

The motorbike road rules test has 5 questions about road rules for motorbikes. To pass, you must correctly answer 4 out of the 5 questions.

If you already hold a Queensland class RE licence, and you want to upgrade to a class R, you will not need to pass another motorbike road rules test.

Class LR, MR, HR, HC or MC (heavy vehicle) road rules test

The heavy vehicle road rules test has 10 questions about road rules for heavy vehicles. To pass, you must correctly answer 8 out of the 10 questions.

If you already hold a class LR, MR, HR or HC (heavy vehicle) licence, and you want to upgrade to a higher class, you will not need to pass another heavy vehicle road rules test.

You are ready to attempt the driving test

  • You have at least 120 hours of on-road supervised driving experience in a variety of traffic, road, and driving conditions, including experience in the wet, on high-speed roads and at least 10 hours at night.
  • You can perform day-to-day driving tasks safely on different types of roads, including busy roads, multilane roads, roads with different speed zones, and in a range of traffic conditions.
  • You can perform day-to-day driving tasks safely without the assistance of your supervising driver or instructor. That is, you can drive independently and make your own safe driving decisions.

You consistently demonstrate the following safe driving behaviours while driving in different traffic conditions:

  • Observation – you are aware of other road users and road conditions at all times, using head
    checks and mirrors as well as looking ahead of your car and observing behind your car when
    demonstrating low speed manoeuvres
  • Signal use – you communicate your intentions to other road users by using your signals
    correctly
  • Gap selection – you choose the first safe gap when moving into traffic
  • Speed choice – you always drive under the speed limit but not too slowly – that is, you choose
    a safe, efficient speed depending on traffic and road conditions
  • Following distance – you always leave a safe distance in front of your car
    Lateral position – you choose the safest lane to drive in, steer a smooth path, and always stay
    within your own lane
  • Stop Position – you stop your car fully in the correct position when at Stop signs, traffic
    signals, and pedestrian crossings
  • Control – you are in full control of the car at all times and can drive smoothly

You can perform the following actions safely and legally in a range of traffic conditions:

  • Right and left turns at different types of intersections
  • Lane changes to the left and the right
  • Merging with other traffic
  • Reverse parallel parking and a three point turn
  • Driving along straight or curved roads in different traffic
    conditions

You can drive in different traffic and road conditions without committing any serious safety errors such as:

  • Colliding with the kerb when driving
  • Causing a near miss with other cars or road users
  • Exceeding the speed limit at any time
  • Causing other road users to avoid a collision by failing to signal, observe, or give way
  • Driving through a Stop sign or red traffic light
  • Stopping the car in an unsafe position
  • Driving too slowly for the conditions
  • Failing to look or signal
  • Blocking a pedestrian crossing
  • Allowing a wheel to mount the kerb when parking or leaving a parking space
  • Failing to come to a complete stop, in the correct position, at a Stop sign

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