Safe Driving in Australia
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Safe Driving in Australia

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Be prepared for the road ahead – driving conditions may be unfamiliar to visitors and can change quickly.

Australia is a vast continent with wide open spaces, unique wildlife and many different environments. It is important to pay close attention to surroundings, adjust to the driving conditions and take rest stops.

Drivers should be aware of sunrise and sunset times, weather forecasts and travel times – and listen to local radio stations to reduce the likelihood of unexpected road or traffic conditions. In addition to other motor vehicles, cars share the road with bicycles in many parts of the country, and pedestrian crossings are common. Cars are expected to obey the law and give way to pedestrians. It is important to be familiar with road signs and markings, particularly unique signs such as wildlife warning signs.