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Built up area
Speed signs
Advisory speed
Local traffic areas
Passing stationary tram
Speed humps
Aquaplaning
Rushing around the corner
Rushing & cutting corners
Parked cars
Two second rule
Entering turn lane-wrong
Entering turn lane-correct
Speeding is unfair on others
Brake before steering
Can’t finish in correct lane
School Zones
Licence Test

. The speed limit is 50 km/h unless there is a speed sign. If a road has a centre line (solid or broken) and two clearly marked lanes each way. some side streets are not safe to travel at the maximum speed. street lamps or buildings the state limit in Victoria is 100 km/h When turning into a main road or highway. If you pass a “60” sign. Any change in speed limit needs another sign. There must be a “60” sign to make it a 60 km/h zone. If there are no speed signs. an overwhelming common sense should apply when entering a 3 laned divided highway with traffic travelling at 90 km/h (as an example). travelling at 45km/h is ridiculous. But. Every time you turn into a street you must assume it is a “50” zone until you are officially informed by a sign that a different speed applies. The speed limits are a maximum. even if it passes through three suburbs and has three name changes. that speed limit applies all the way to the end of that street. technically the speed limit is fifty if there is no speed sign. The road authority need to erect many more “60” signs along main roads to avoid confusion. Councils now have the authority to erect signs lowering or raising the speed limit. the speed limit is likely to be 60 km/h. If you travel over the speed limit for more than 5 continuous seconds you will fail your licence test.SPEED 1. This is a guide only.Built up area A built up area is an area where there are street lamps or buildings.

Some larger highways have a high speed allowed on the main highway but show a lower zone in the service road. If there is no sign in the service road. Roadwork speed limits apply from the sign up until there is another speed sign.SPEED 2. one must assume that 50 km/h is the maximum if there are houses or street lamps in the street. . The speed zone finishes at the termination of the street that you sighted the sign. If you turn off this street a different speed zone applies. this includes learners and probationary drivers. The trouble is. if the sign states that 110 km/h is the maximum limit.Speed signs Speed signs apply to all drivers equally. the roadwork crew hardly ever close a temporary speed zone! Any speed sign with a red circle is law. A speed sign shows the maximum speed allowed on the carriageway that you are on (between the two kerbs). Speed limit signs apply to the carriageway next to the sign.

they are advice.SPEED 3. it is not strictly a speed limit. . You will lose a point if you don’t follow the advice on test It is advisable with any hazard to slow to the advisory speed and then accelerate mildly through the hazard for extra stability and grip A yellow speed sign with a red circle around it is a maximum speed limit. They are maximum safe speeds under normal conditions. A yellow sign with a black circle around it is only advisory.Advisory speed Yellow advisory signs are not regulatory speed limits.

the speed limit shown on the sign applies wherever the driver may go. even after entering other streets. If a driver passes such a sign. A local traffic area speed zone can only finish after passing another speed sign or End of local speed sign A school zone is also a blanket speed limit.SPEED 4. . It applies everywhere you go until you pass a different speed sign.Local Traffic Areas A local traffic area is a unique blanket speed zone.

Tram Doors are Closed Tramway employee directs you Passing a barrier / Reservation When you can’t pass a stationary tram . .Passing a stationary tram Where the law allows a driver to pass a stationary tram the maximum speed allowed is 10 km/h. If there are any pedestrians on the road next to the tram. . . . .SPEED 5. This speed is about the lowest speed a car can travel before stalling. . At this speed it is very hard to do serious damage to a pedestrian. . When you can pass a stationary tram .

before the hump Off the brakes just Brake firm just before the hump SPEED HUMPS 6.Brake and let go .

At higher speeds the water volume is too much and the tyres are barely in contact with the road surface. . Aquaplaning Travelling along at a moderate speed allows the tyres to disperse most of the water using the tread.SPEED 7.

Imagine the worst case scenario. how would you feel? .SPEED 8. Rushing around the corner Driving over two lanes at the same time and speeding around the corner is selfish and dangerous. a car is pulling out of a driveway just around the corner. If it was you pulling out and the other driver speeding.

The driver in car A is cutting the corner after going through after a red light was showing. Rushing & Cutting corners The driver in car B is rushing to catch a green light. These two drivers deserve each other.SPEED 9. .

Children have very poor judgement and don’t think when chasing after a ball or racing to a friend on the other side. When a child steps out the collision will be instantaneous and forensic science can prove how fast you were going at the time. . You must take responsibility.SPEED 10.Parked cars Travelling at speed along a street lined with parked cars is very dangerous. They are short and cannot see through cars like adults can.

. SPEED 11.The driver in the dark car should arrive at the lamp post 2 seconds (or more) after the first car.Two second rule .

The truck is tailgating at 80 km/h. Entering turning lane – wrong . The driver of the car is travelling at 40 km/h just before entering the safe area. this diagram shows a driver entering the turning lane after slowing down.Where the numbers represent speed (above). SPEED 12. very dangerous.

In the diagram (above). This driver has reduced speed after entering the safe haven of the right turning lanes. SPEED 13. thus reducing the danger from the tailgating truck. the driver of the car has maintained a speed of 80km/h while in the right lane. Entering turning lane – correctly .

Speeding is unfair on others . the driver in car A is travelling at 120 km/h along the freeway. SPEED 14.In the diagram (above). The driver in car B has stretched out to 100 km/h in an attempt to merge. The driver in car B is having trouble safely and legally entering the freeway due to the unsociable behaviour from the driver in car A.

. Brake before steering Driver A is accelerating for grip and ease of steering Driver B has just finished braking and is about to accelerate.SPEED 15.

. Can’t finish in correct lane Driver A has entered too fast and cannot possibly finish the turn in the correct lane. Drivers that finish in the second lane are proving that they entered too fast.SPEED 16.

There is a zero tolerance in these zones on a licence test. A school zone speed restriction only applies if you pass one of these signs. The speed limit applies only to the times shown on the sign. These signs are designed for main roads and are time based. Every school will be surrounded by a 40 zone in some form. even if you turn into a different street.SPEED 17. seven days a week. This sign does not apply on non-school days or times. A plain speed sign makes the speed limit for that section of road 24 hours a day. This speed limit can only change if you see another speed sign. School Zones A red circle around a speed sign is law. Not just at school times. You can bet you are in one of these “40” zones if you can see…  School crossing red & white posts  Orange warning signs for children  A school .

. In a “school zone” there is zero tolerance so 1 km over is immediate termination of the test. A speed zone starts at the sign itself. not when you first see it.SPEED 18. Licence Test 5 continuous seconds over the speed limit is an immediate fail. Don’t forget roadwork signs.