When was the last time you studied the road rules? Was it when you applied for your licence? A lot of rules may have changed slightly or drastically since then so it is time to refresh your knowledge.
The New South Wales government Department of Transport, Roads & Maritime Services have published a pamphlet about the Top 10 misunderstood road rules in NSW.
You can download your own copy of this pamphlet HERE.
We think that the rules that warrant special attention in that list are Merging, Safe Following distances, Roundabouts and U-Turns as we frequently observe drivers disobeying these rules while out on our roads.
One road rule we have singled out is about carrying animals on a motor bike. We thought this would be common sense, however maybe this is a more common occurrence than we thought.
Carrying animals on a motor bike
Animals are not permitted to be carried on a motor bike between a rider and the handlebars, or in any otherposition that would interfere with the rider’s ability to control the motor bike.
Penalty: 3 demerit points (4 in a school zone) and $397 ($496 in a school zone)
The Practice Driver Knowledge Test is available online HERE for you to be able to test your refreshed knowledge. How did you do?