One of the factors that contribute highly to Australia’s annual road toll statistics is excessive speed. Posted speed limits are there to ensure that vehicles are traveling at a maximum safe speed for the area. They take in factors such as whether it is an industrial or residential area, any local hazards and the terrain and condition of the road.

The maximum speed in residential areas throughout Queensland is 50km/h. On the open motorways this can increase to 110km/hr

Once again, American and European drivers need to note that this is kilometres per hour(km/hr) and not miles per hour (mph).

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