Fines for the violations of road traffic regulations in Sydney
Sydney drivers are extremely polite and disciplined because violating the traffic regulations is not typical for them. Foreign drivers are strongly advised to follow their lead since the fines are extremely large.
||From 300 to 3000 Euro
|Driving though a red light
|Driving on the bus line
|Unbuckled seat belt
Foreign citizens shall pay the fine at a bank within three days. However, the sums of fines which are lower than 100 Euro shall be paid to the policeman on site.
Speed limitation in Sydney
In Sydney, speed infringement is the second serious offence after drunken driving. The policemen, speed guns and cameras follow the order on roads within the whole day. The following speed limitations are in force in Sydney:
- The maximum speed allowed within the limits of the city is 60 km/h
- It is not allowed to accelerate to more than 100 km/h on highways
- The speed shall not be more than 130 km/h on express roads.
Do not forget to follow the road signs. Additional limitations can be in force on definite parts of the road.
The level of alcohol in the driver's blood
If you have made strong drinks - not to tempt fate and do not drive the rented car in Sydney. The upper limit of the permissible level of alcohol in the blood - 0.02 ppm.
Penalties for the offense is very serious and are dependent primarily on the level of alcohol - the higher it is, the greater the amount of the fine from 500 to 5,000 euros. Moreover - for drunk driving can pay not only a driver's license, but also freedom.
Blood alcohol level
If you have drunk alcohol beverages, do not push your luck and do not get behind the wheel of a rented car in Sydney. The maximum blood alcohol level allowed is 0.02 permille.
The sanctions for this offence are very serious. They primarily depend on the blood alcohol level. The higher the level is, the larger the sum of the fine will be. The sum can make up from 500 to 5000 Euro. Moreover, not only can you be deprived of your driving license for drunken driving, you can also be sentenced to imprisonment.
Road traffic regulations in Sydney
You are strongly recommended to remember a few important nuances of the road traffic regulations in Sydney in order to save your nerves and time.
The Europeans who are used to right-hand traffic, cannot get used to the new conditions at once. However, as practice shows, you will adapt to left-hand traffic on Sydney roads within just a few hours.
There is excellent news for those who like to cross the double white line. In Sydney, it is not considered to be an offence. You can both turn right and run up through this line.
Remember that it is strictly forbidden to run up on most of the intersections. That is why carefully follow the road signs.
Cost of fuel in Sydney
You can buy fuel 95, fuel 98 and diesel fuel at fuel stations. All stations work 24 hours per day. At that most of them are automated. You will manage to pay in cash only at the stations where there are operators.
- One liter of fuel costs 1.26 Euro
- One liter of fuel 98 costs 1.29 Euro
- One liter of diesel fuel costs 1.24 Euro.
There are not so many stations in the city itself and, moreover, in the city center. Therefore, carefully follow the level of fuel in the tank all the time. What is more, it is not allowed to carry fuel in cans.