Rules & Penalties

Most Western Australian road rules are contained within the WA Road Traffic Code 2000 and have been summarised throughout this section of the website. Enter a road rules search query below to see all relevant penalty information. Give it a try – it’s the easiest way to find the information you need.

Road rules relating to drink and drug driving, licensing offences, hoons and serious offences such as dangerous and reckless driving are contained within the WA Road Traffic Act 1974. Due to the complexity of these laws, they cannot be summarised within the road rules search. For more information about these laws, please visit the ‘Browse road rules’ section below.

If you are a novice driver or are teaching a novice driver, the Drive Safe booklet is an excellent guide to key road rules and their penalties.

The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. If you require more information regarding these rules, please contact the Road Safety Commission on 1300 999 772 or info@rsc.wa.gov.au.

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