Changes in Road rules Queensland Australia

Road rules in Queensland change frequently. What you or I learned when we sat for our driving test may or may not be correct today.  

On 12th October, 2009 road rule changes were made and came into effect throughout Queensland. Some of the most important changes are:  

1. Don’t use your fog lights in clear weather or you will be fined $40.

2. It is now the driver’s responsibility to make sure that all passengers in a car are wearing a seatbelt or properly adjusted child restraint. The driver could be fined $300 and incur 3 demerit points.

3. Don’t perform a U-turn over a solid centre-line otherwise you could be fined $180 and incur 3 demerit points.

4. Don’t drive with an animal on your lap. You will be deemed to not have proper control over your vehicle and will be fined $233. Always make sure that your pets are properly restrained.

5. If you are in a designated turning lane then you must turn in the indicated direction. Failing to do so could cost you $80 and 3 demerit points.

6. If travelling on a road where the speed limit is over 80kmph, keep left unless the right hand lane is a special purpose lane (eg T2 or T3) or where there are two marked lanes and the left lane is a slow vehicle turn out lane (eg the road travelling up the Toowoomba range).  

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