QUEENS­LAND ROAD SAFETY TIPS FOR TOURISTS

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

If you are a vis­i­tor to Queens­land we en­cour­age you to en­joy your stay and visit the many lo­cal won­ders on of­fer in the far north. You must re­mem­ber to stay safe on our roads and fol­low Queens­land’s road rules. Some sim­ple tips in­clude: Aus­tralians drive on the left side of the road. Wear a seat belt when driv­ing or a pas­sen­ger in a mo­tor ve­hi­cle. You can be fined if you don’t wear a seat­belt. Check that your driver’s li­cence is valid in Aus­tralia, or ob­tain an In­ter­na­tional Driv­ers Per­mit be­fore you drive, as you must be li­censed to drive a mo­tor ve­hi­cle in Queens­land. De­pend­ing on your age, driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and the type/class ve­hi­cle be­ing driven, a driver’s al­co­hol con­cen­tra­tion may be re­quired to be zero. If un­sure, it is ad­vised to not drink al­co­hol and drive. Ap­proved hel­mets must be worn when rid­ing a bi­cy­cle or mo­tor­cy­cle. Ve­hi­cles driven must be road­wor­thy and reg­is­tered. When trav­el­ling be­hind long ve­hi­cles don’t over­take un­less you have plenty of room. Take care when cross­ing roads in Queens­land. As a pedes­trian the traf­fic clos­est to you should be ap­proach­ing you from your right hand side.

-Sgt Cary Cooli­gan, Queens­land Po­lice

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