Queensland provides you with a magnificent landscape to explore and experience by road. Whether you are venturing through coastal towns, large city centres, or are indulging in the freedom of the inland open roads, staying safe on Queensland's roads comes down to using common sense, adhering to signs and road conditions, and being aware your limits when it comes to driver fatigue.
Check out a few of our popular tips for motorists and ensure your journey throughout this captivating state is an enjoyable one.
While Queensland is renowned for sunny and mostly dry weather conditions, locations can experience short or long rain periods that can affect driving conditions and may result in road closures.
So check the weather reports and forecasts before you embark on your journey to determine if you need to make alternative travel routes.
Here are our top tips for staying safe during wet weather conditions:
Further information on road conditions can be found by visiting the Queensland Government - Road Conditions & Updates page.
Choosing the right safety seats for your child is extremely important.
Don't forget that there are stringent child restraint laws in place within Queensland. We have an overview of the child seating laws below that will help you with identifying the correct safety requirements for your child.
For full information on the National Child Restraint Laws, please review the following pamphlet provided by the Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales.
Your choice to speed is one that can have devastating consequences for both you and other people. In some cases, your actions will negatively impact on innocent people and their loved ones.
So while the following monetary and demerit point fines listed below may not be enough to alter your thinking on speeding, we strongly ask you to please take a moment to consider how you will feel should a loved one be injured or fatally wounded by a driver that was speeding.
Next time you decide to speed, think of the above as well as the potential to waste away money with the following fines applicable* in Queensland:
*Data sourced from tmr.qld.gov.au. Please visit the Department of Transport for up-to-date information on fines and demerit points.
If you are heading out on a journey that will take you through the various landscapes of this inviting and captivating state, then you should be vigilant of the dangers certain driving environments can pose.
Here are a few tips to help you with understanding the potential dangers you need to watch out for.
Built up areas will generally mean residential dwellings, businesses, general traffic flow, and an active pedestrian landscape. Look out for unexpected actions of pedestrians and children and remember the following tips.
Taking to the open road is a truly magnificent experience of discovery and endless possibilities. While it is a unique driving adventure, it requires being aware of your surroundings and taking extra care to be safe.
You can never have too much information! When travelling, it is important to have access to resources that can assist with ensuring you have a safe journey.
Here are a few resources we think are worthwhile to jot down and to keep handy.
Please Note: Car Rental Buddy provides the above information as a resource only. We advise readers to view the current and up-to-date road safety guides and road rules for each State by visiting their associated transport website.