Exploring Victoria by road is a great way to indulge in all the sights and scenery of this magnificent location within Australia.
So if you are heading to Victoria and your holiday will entail hitting the city streets or exploring the coastal or outback regions of the state, then we hope the following safety tips will offer you some great advice on ways you can stay safe on your journey.
No matter if your journey is a short or long adventure, feeling tired while driving places you, your passengers, and fellow motorists in danger.
Here is a list of symptoms that illustrate you may be experiencing fatigue and if so, it is strongly recommended that you take a break to rest and recharge.
Don't take risks while driving. It is better to be late to your destination than to never arrive at all!
City driving means you are navigating a journey that offers up an environment that boasts a busy atmosphere. With more traffic, pedestrians, public transport, and stationary vehicles lining streets and avenues, you may find you need a heightened awareness of your surroundings to ensure a safe driving experience.
One of the main differences for city driving in Victoria relates to sharing the roads with trams. The road rules change slightly and if you are a interstate or overseas travellers, you may find it confronting when navigating the city streets for the first time.
To help you to better understand how to share the roads with trams, check out the following video presented by Victorian Roads.
Take extra care around school zones and always obey the stipulated speed limit. With a build up of cars and lots of pedestrian activity, being extra vigilant is a must.
If you are new to the Victorian region, then here is a quick overview of the school zone driving restrictions.40 km/h School Zones
40 km/h school zones are enforced on roads that have a standard speed limit of 60 and 70 km/h.
During the hours of 8:00 am to 9:30 am and 2:30 pm and 4:00 pm on school days, the speed limit is 40 km/h on roads surrounding schools. On non-school days and outside of these allocated hours, the standard speed limit applies.60 km/h School Zones
On roads surrounding schools with a standard speed limit of 80, 90, and 100 km/h the speed limit for school safety is 60km/h.
This speed limit is enforced during the hours of 8:00 am to 9:30 am and 2:30 pm and 4:30 pm on school days. For non-school days and for times outside of these hours, the standard speed limit applies.
Most will be thinking that there is nothing to consider when parking. The truth is that consideration needs to take place when accessing specific parking bays or areas.
Here's a quick summary of the different types of parking you may encounter within Victoria:
For a comprehensive list of parking information, please visit the Victorian Roads website.
Many of us are eager to quickly say that we know the road rules. Sometimes we can become complacent as our driving confidence grows.
Check out the following basic road rules and see how many you may not adhere to on a daily basis.
Heard of the Melbourne hook turn but unsure what it means? The following video provides more information on this road rule.
Thinking you need to brush up on your road rules?
Head on over to the Road Rules section of the Victorian Roads website.
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.