QUEENSLAND ROAD SAFETY TIPS FOR TOURISTS
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