Driver Knowledge Tests

Road markings: rules and types

Road markings are painted to help road users navigate the roads, stay in the correct lanes and avoid hazards. These photos show you real-world examples of the markings. Dividing lines

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Lane merging rules

Merging is where you join an existing lane of traffic or where two lanes become one. It’s best practice to signal for at least 3 seconds before merging and to merge at the same speed as the traffic you are

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Should all drivers be able to read English?

Road signs are a mixture of symbols and words. In Australia those words are in English. However, there are two groups of people who struggle to understand written English: Native-born people with low literacy Migrants and visitors with poor English

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What are sharrows and what do they mean?

A sharrow is a road marking consisting of two chevrons (arrows) that indicates it’s a shared lane, usually for cyclists and motorists. Sharrows draw awareness to motorists that there are likely to be more cyclists on this road and that

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Traffic calming measures and techniques

Traffic calming refers to changes in the road’s width, elevation and surface in order to slow traffic down or deter it from using that road in order to improve safety for pedestrians and cyclists. There are many ways in which

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What is street furniture?

Street furniture (also called road furniture) are items added to roads, footpaths and verges to help influence road user behaviour and assist pedestrians. Pedestrians Public amenity signs Public amenity signs give pedestrians information about the local area. In the case of the

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What is signage clutter and how do we reduce it?

We need signs on the road to help us know where to drive, where not to park, what street names are and where areas of interest are. But how many signs do we need? There have been experiments in Europe

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