Rules of the road

Drive Safe and Ride Safe booklets (road rules) and sample quizzes for new drivers and riders, as well as resources on rules and penalties provided by the Road Safety Commission.

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  Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks

The information in these handbooks align with Towards Zero, the State Government road safety strategy 2008-2020. The strategy means that we, in the WA community, do not accept that any person should die or be seriously injured on our roads.

The Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks are owned and maintained by the Western Australian Department of Transport. The handbooks are not the law, but a simplified version of the road rules contained in the relevant Acts and Regulations.

The Drive Safe and Ride Safe handbooks will be reviewed and updated following changes in policy, legislation and/or road rules and traffic regulations.

Any requests to reproduce information or images contained in the Drive Safe or Ride Safe handbooks must be made in writing.

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  Executive Director Drivers and Vehicles,
Department of Transport,
GPO Box R1290,
Perth 6844.
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  Good Gear Guide (for moped and motorcycle riders)

Good Gear Guide equipment
Good Gear Guide equipment

No matter what you ride - from scooter to superbike - good gear is an investment too important to ignore. It could make the difference between a nasty tumble and injuries that prevent you from ever riding again.

While riding either as rider or passenger, you are required to wear an approved helmet. 

An approved helmet must be compliant with Australian and New Zealand Standard (AS/NZS) 1698 or United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Regulation No 22 (UN ECE22.05).

To ensure that your protective helmet is compliant with the WA legal standards and types, look for identifying marks on the helmet, such as a sewn-in label and/or a compliance sticker.

For the practical riding assessment, you must wear appropriate attire that consists of enclosed footwear, approved helmet, long trousers (tracksuit pants are not acceptable) and long-sleeved shirt or fully sleeved jacket. Gloves and eye protection are also highly recommended.

This is a guide to gear that will improve your riding comfort and could save you from preventable injuries.

  Practice quizzes for motorcycles and mopeds

Each quiz consists of 35 multiple choice questions. Select the answer that you think is correct.

You must attempt all 35 questions to review your results.

Quiz questions are based on the Ride Safe handbook.

Motorcycle quiz A Motorcycle quiz B Motorcycle quiz C

  Practice quizzes for car

Each quiz consists of 30 multiple choice questions.

Select the answer that you think is correct. Some questions include images, many do not.

You must attempt all 30 questions to review your results.

Quiz questions are based on the Drive Safe handbook.

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  Resources provided by the Road Safety Commission

The Road Safety Commission website provides road rules and penalty information for WA.

The Road Safety Commission provides extensive information on topics including:

  • Radar detectors
  • Cyclists
  • Motorcyclists
  • Red lights and intersections
  • Emergency and breakdown vehicles
  • Merging
  • Roundabouts
  • U-turns
  • Following distances
  • Keeping left
  • Pilot vehicles
  • Right of way
  • Road sign definitions 
  • Penalties
  • Passengers
  • Transporting animals in or on vehicles

As well as information packs for learner drivers and their tutors on topics such as:

  • Hazards, risks and driving.
  • Getting the most from your lessons.
  • Learning for life.
  • Learning vehicle skills.
  • Learning traffic skills.
  • Learning safety skills.
  • Learning advanced safety skills.
  • Drive with care and attention.
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