Centre for Road Safety

Videos help clarify road rules

Our playlist of 10 animations explains some of the most misunderstood road rules. You can also watch the videos separately, starting with Roundabouts.

Brush up on rules

Since 2013, Road Rules Awareness Week has given all road users the chance to improve their knowledge of the road rules and learn about new measures. Each year we focus on the most misunderstood road rules and provide an opportunity for road users to have their questions answered.

Our online video animations were developed for Road Rules Awareness Week to help all road users with the road rules.



The Top 10 misunderstood road rules in NSW outlines the road rules most commonly misunderstood by road users.

The Top 10 guide provides simple answers to many road rule questions, including how to indicate at a roundabout, when to use high-beam and fog lights, and when it is permitted to make a U-turn at traffic lights. The guide is also available at Service NSW and RMS registries.

Road users more aware

During Road Rules Awareness Week, users are encouraged to phone the Roads and Maritime Services contact centre on 13 22 13 to have their questions answered. Road safety experts help provide advice on even the most complicated enquiries quickly and clearly.
Road users can also visit the Roads and Maritime Services website to view the NSW Road Users' Handbook.

Road Rules Awareness Week provides an annual opportunity for drivers to refresh their knowledge of existing rules and learn details of new or changed rules. It also allows pedestriansmotorcyclists, passengers and cyclists to better understand the rules and improve their safety on or near the road.



1. Roundabouts

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2. Pedestrians

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3. Mobile phones

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4. Merging

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5. Keeping left

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6. Headlights

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7. U-turns

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8. Safe following distances

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9. School zones

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10. Yellow traffic lights

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