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Unlike the Americas and much of Europe, Australians drive on the left side of the road. In the absence of traffic lights and at roundabouts, give way to the right. A number of major cities have ‘one way’ streets, so travellers should take extra care when driving. It’s compulsory for seat-belts to be worn and to drive with the headlights on at night. Drink driving laws are extremely strict in all states – the .05 blood alcohol limit is rigidly enforced and random breath tests are common. Speed and other regulations vary from state to state; however, most states have a 50 kilometres per hour speed limit in built-up areas.

The highway speed varies from 75 to 110 kilometres per hour, unless otherwise indicated. The main bridges and tunnels in Brisbane are tolled and operated by Transurban Queensland. You will need to pay the toll prior to travel or up to 72 hours after travel. The simplest way to pay the tolls is to obtain a ‘go via’ tag (www.govia.com.au). Consult your concierge for details.

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