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Road Safety

To ensure you enjoy a safe journey through the Swan Valley region of Western Australia, please read the following road safety information :

 

Alcohol

Wine tastings add to your blood alcohol concentration. In the interest of road safety, it is important to consider the following if you are planning a day out in Western Australia’s Swan Valley.

As a guide, within any one hour period, five standard 20ml tastes of wine will put you dangerously close to the legal limit (0.05%). So either buy a bottle for home, nominate a skipper (driver) or catch a bus tour.

The Office of Road Safety website contains more comprehensive information on drink driving.

 

Road rules and Speed Limits

Western Australian driving laws and road safety regulations are enforced in the Swan Valley. Vehicles travel on the left-hand side of the road and the wearing of seatbelts is compulsory for all passengers. 

It is your responsibility to make yourself familiar with Western Australian road rules. The road rules in the above link cover speeding, fatigue, mobile phones and sharing the road with other road users.

You are permitted to drive on a current out-of-state or overseas licence for a period of one year. If you hold an out-of-state or overseas driver's licence it must be carried with you when you are driving and produced on demand to a police officer if requested.

It is illegal to talk on your mobile phone while driving.

 

The Office of Road Safety contains much more information about driving laws and road safety in Western Australia whether you are a driver, a motorcyclist or cyclist and particularly if you are a visitor to Western Australia.

Guildford Courthouse
Cnr Meadow and Swan Streets
Guildford

Phone: +61 8 9207 8899
Email: visitorcentre@swan.wa.gov.au
PO Box 196 Midland WA 6936
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