Eight road rules you need to know, but probably don't

DID you know a person is exempt from wearing a bike helmet if they are a member of a religious group? Here's a list of quirky road rules you may not know. 

1. A person is exempt from wearing a bike helmet if they are a member of a religious group and the person is wearing a type of headdress customarily worn by members of the group.

2. If you are drinking a coffee on your way to work or putting on lipstick at the traffic lights, you could be booked for driving without due care and attention, and given a notice to appear in court to be dealt with a magistrate.

 

Aroma's coffee magic.
Aroma's coffee magic. Lisa Williams

 

3. Pets and people are not allowed on laps, but it is not illegal to have a dog unrestrained, but it is recommended drivers restrain their dogs for their pet's safety and welfare. Children must sit in a proper child restraint or seat and pets must be beside the driver or on the floor.

 

 

4. Fines apply for stopping within three metres of a public post office box, unless (briefly) picking up or dropping off a passenger or mail.

 

 

5. A driver must not stop within one metre of a fire hydrant, fire hydrant indicator or fire plug indicator.

6. Failing to give way to a pedestrian in a shared zone carries a $341 fine.

Give way at the zebra crossing.
Give way at the zebra crossing. Tanya Easterby

7. It is an offence to use the horn unnecessarily, such as to say goodbye to friends or using it to indicate your frustration with other motorists. A driver must not use a horn unless it is necessary to use it as a warning device to warn others of your presence.

 

STOP USING YOUR HORN!
STOP USING YOUR HORN!

 

8 .Failing to dip headlights when travelling behind another vehicle comes with a $45 fine.


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