Driver Knowledge Tests

How are speed limits decided in Australia?

Speed limits are chosen through a mixture of science, practicality and public expectation. Speed limits are frequently not a good indication of a safe speed on a particular stretch of road, so drivers still need skill to negotiate their way.

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What is the speed limit past an emergency vehicle?

If an emergency vehicle is stationary and has flashing blue or red lights, motorists must slow down to 40km/h if the speed limit of the road is 80km/h or less. On roads with a speed limit of 90km/h or more,

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Where can you drive fast?

We’re not going to deny that driving fast can be fun, but it’s not a good idea on the road in Australia. There are plenty of places you can legally drive fast, though. Racetracks Racetracks often hold track days or

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Should New South Wales increase its speed limit?

Our maximum speed limit in New South Wales is 110kph. This is fairly standard in many countries. Some, like New Zealand, have a limit of 100kph, some also have 110kph such as many eastern European countries, while others have 120-130kph

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Road Rules Awareness Week

Road Rules Awareness week is the time to have a little refresher on those tricky rules that you forget over time. There are some rules where many drivers are confused, e.g. how to signal on roundabouts, and others that may be

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New South Wales speed limits

Speed limit signs are always a black number inside a red circle. In New South Wales the speed limits range from 10kph to 110kph in 10kph increments, but the majority of roads will either be 50kph in urban areas, 100kph in

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Speed limits vs. advisory speeds

There are two main types of speed limit signs: regulatory speed signs which you must not exceed, and advisory speed signs which indicate a recommended maximum speed for a corner in good driving conditions for the average car. There are

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