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The Driver's Handbook

Road Rules

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This section provides an overview of the road rules in South Australia.

It tells you about speed limits, what to do at traffic lights and when, and how, to give way to pedestrians and other vehicles as well as many other rules.

However, the most important point is that you must drive with care and consideration of other road users.

It is your responsibility to minimise your risk of being involved in a crash by driving safely and obeying the road rules.

The information contained within this section has been prepared to help you become better informed about the road rules and has been written in plain, easy to understand language and should not be taken as a precise interpretation of the law. It is not intended to be a substitute for the legislation made by Parliament.

Recent changes in laws may not be reflected.

If you require further information, please call 13 10 84.

Information on the relevant South Australian legislation may be obtained from


The Driving Companion (for Learner Drivers)
Australian Road Rules
Road Traffic Act (1961) and Regulations
Motor Vehicles Act (1959) and Regulations


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