Behaviours – Courtesy and Sharing the Road
What the Law Says
Obeying the Highway Safety Code is essential to ensure safe, cooperative and responsible driving. Let's all show courtesy on the road to avoid conflicts and accidents.
Obeying the Highway Safety Code and courtesy on the road
Sharing the road means obeying the Highway Safety Code and displaying courtesy on the road.
- Obey traffic signs and signals, such as traffic lights, mandatory stops, speed limits and the obligation to yield the right of way.
- Respect other road users' right of way, for example at pedestrian crossings and intersections.
- Signal your intentions with your turn signal light, or with a hand signal if you are cycling.
- Do not tailgate other vehicles.
- Leave enough space for cyclists when passing.
Penalties and fines
If you fail to obey the rules, you are liable to:
- a fine, whose amount varies depending on the offence
- demerit points, whose number varies depending on the offence