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Trucks and Wide Loads

Australia’s major cities are located many kilometers apart and much of the countries freight travels along the main highways and motorways that connect the country. This means that at all times of the day, large trucks and transport vehicles are on the road.

In some states, 2 or three trailers can be loaded behind one prime mover (referred to as a Road Train). Vehicles of such size can intimidate many drivers and cause impatience on hilly terrain when passing is difficult.

In all situations we recommend you give these vehicles the ‘wide birth’ that they command and wait until appropriate passing ;lanes are available before safely overtaking.

Road Rules and Driver's Guide

Keep Left - Rules applying to driving on the left hand side of the road.
Seatbelts - Seat belts save lives. Buckle Up.
Speed Limits - Obeying Speed limits.
Road Signs - An overview of road sign used in Queensland.
Roadworks - What to do when encountering road works.
Trucks and Wide Loads - Sharing the road with large vehicles.
Accidents - What to do when you observe or involved in an accident.
School Zones - Special safety hints for school areas.
Animals - Living hazards on Queensland roads.
Fatigue - Driver Fatigue and its dangers.
Alcohol and Drugs - Alcohol and drug use effects on driving.

Driving Information By State

Queensland - the Sunshine State.

New South Wales - the First State.

Victoria - the Garden State.

Tasmania - the Apple Isle.

South Australia - the Festival State.

Western Australia - the Real Thing.

Northern Territory - Outback Australia.

Driving Distances and Destinations

Queensland Driving Distances Chart