Road Safety and Regulations

ACT Road Rules, Laws and Publications

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

The Road Transport Authority provides links to the ACT road rules, the Road Rules Handbook, the alcohol ignition interlock program, drug and alcohol awareness courses, child restraint laws and safer cycling reforms.

ACT Road Safety Camera Program

Justice and Community Safety Directorate

Camera technology supports police enforcement and has been widely adopted as a means of encouraging drivers to comply with speed limits. Cameras are also used to reduce the rate of right angle crashes arising from running red-lights.

The ACT road safety camera program complements police enforcement as part of the Government’s speed management approach. The program currently comprises 13 fixed red light/speed cameras, 13 fixed speed cameras at nine locations, two point to point cameras and six mobile camera vans.

Reporting road accidents

ACT Policing

All road accidents in the ACT must be reported to the Police within 24 hours. Accidents can be reported online from the comfort of your own home.

Road Ready

Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate

Road Ready is designed to help young people in the ACT to become safer and more competent drivers. This site has information and activities for learner drivers and their parents or supervising drivers, provisional drivers and teachers of the Road Ready program.

Roads and Paths

Transport Canberra and City Services

Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) develops policy and advises the ACT Government on public transport, light rail, road safety matters, roadside memorials and asset maintenance. They also administer and regulate public transport, traffic management and road construction projects.

Road and traffic rules

ACT Policing

ACT Policing provides a range of information about road and traffic rules, including speeding, hooning, drink and drug driving, seatbelts, vehicle theft, sharing the road with cyclists and pedestrians and using mobile phones while driving. Information about urgent duty driving and pursuits, traffic fines and safety issues such as driver fatigue and inclement weather driving are also covered.

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