Rules of the road

Drive Safe and Ride Safe booklets (road rules) and sample quizzes for new drivers and riders.

About the Ride Safe and Drive Safe handbooks

The information in the Ride Safe handbook aligns with Towards Zero, the State Government road safety strategy 2008-2020.

The strategy means that we, in the WA community, do not accept that any person should die or be seriously injured on our roads.

The Ride Safe and Drive Safe handbooks are owned and maintained by the Western Australian Department of Transport.

Any requests to reproduce information or images contained in the Ride Safe or Drive Safe handbooks must be made in writing to the;

  • General Manager
    Driver and Vehicle Services
    Department of Transport
    GPO Box R1290
    Perth 6844.

The Ride Safe and Drive Safe handbooks are not the law, but a simplified version of the road rules contained in the Road Traffic Act 1974 and the Regulations.

The Ride Safe and Drive Safe handbooks will be reviewed and updated following changes in policy, legislation and/or road rules and traffic regulations.

External Link Office of Road Safety: Towards Zero

Drive Safe handbook - By chapter

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to safe driving practices and the road rules that apply in Western Australia.

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Drive Safe handbook - Full version

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to safe driving practices and the road rules that apply in Western Australia.

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Theory test sample quizzes - road rules

Each quiz consists of 30 multiple choice questions. Select the answer that you think is correct. After you have made your selection, select "next" to proceed. Some questions include images, many do not.

  • Each quiz contains 30 questions.
  • You must attempt all 30 questions in order to review your results.
  • There are eleven different quizzes, please select one of the following buttons to get started.

Quiz questions are based on the Drive Safe handbook.

Quiz 1 Quiz 2 Quiz 3

Quiz 4 Quiz 5 Quiz 6

Quiz 7 Quiz 8 Quiz 9

Quiz 10 Quiz 11

External Link Adobe Flashplayer

Alcohol specific quiz

Learn about Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) limits and how they impact upon drivers and riders.

The quiz consists of 20 multiple choice questions. Select the answer that you think is correct. After you have made your selection, select "next" to proceed.

  • The quiz contains 20 questions.
  • You must attempt all 20 questions in order to review your results.
  • The pass rate is set at 100%.

Please select the following button to get started.

Alcohol specific quiz

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Ride Safe handbook - By chapter

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to safe riding practices for riders of mopeds and motorcycles and the road rules that apply in Western Australia.

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Ride Safe handbook - Full version

This handbook is a comprehensive guide to safe riding practices for riders of mopeds and motorcycles and the road rules that apply in Western Australia.

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Good Gear Guide (for moped and motorcycle riders)

No matter what you ride - from scooter to superbike - good gear is an investment too important to ignore. It could make the difference between a nasty tumble and injuries that prevent you from ever riding again.

The right gear can also improve your riding and your enjoyment by protecting you from the elements. Being too cold, too hot or soaked to the bone takes the fun out of a ride. It also affects your riding through distraction, fatigue and dehydration.

This is a guide to gear that will improve your riding comfort and could save you from preventable injuries.

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Theory test sample quizzes - motorcycle specific

Each quiz consists of 35 multiple choice questions. Select the answer that you think is correct. After you have made your selection, select "next" to proceed. Some questions include images, many do not.

  • Each quiz contains 35 questions.
  • You must attempt all 35 questions in order to review your results.
  • There are three different quizzes, please select one of the following buttons to get started.

Quiz questions are based on the Ride Safe handbook. 

Motorcycle quiz A Motorcycle quiz B Motorcycle quiz C

External Link Adobe Flashplayer

What if the quizzes don't work for me?

The quizzes have been tested on most of the common web browsers in use today.  Each quiz is available in both Flash and HTML5 format.

  • Your web browser will automatically determine the best format to use.

If the quizzes still fail to work, please consider updating your web browser. Most common web browsers are free to download and use.

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Resources provided by the Office of Road Safety

The Office of Road Safety has several online games and quizzes designed both to help you in your journey in obtaining a driver's licence, and to encourage you to be a safe driver.

Indigenous road safety

Aboriginal people are over-represented in road trauma in Australia. In Western Australia, Aboriginal people make up 3% of the population, but 9% of those killed on the roads and 8% of those who are seriously injured.

The Indigenous Drink Driving and Licensing Kit may be found on the Office of Road Safety's website. The kit offers 10 different road safety and licensing resources specifically developed for Aboriginal people in Western Australia.

RoadTrip 120

The more experience you get as a learner driver, the better driver you will be. RoadTrip 120 encourages novice drivers to complete 120 hours of supervised driving experience in a range of conditions.

Visit RoadTrip 120 to see what the benefits are of completing 120 hours of supervised driving.

Young drivers

The Office of Road Safety provides information packs for learner drivers and their tutors. The information pack for learners includes topics such as:

  • Hazards, risks and driving.
  • Getting the most from your lessons.
  • Learning for life.
  • Learning vehicle skills.
  • Learning traffic skills.
  • Learning safety skills.
  • Learning advanced safety skills.
  • Drive with care and attention.
External Link Office of Road Safety: Indigenous Road Safety
External Link Office of Road Safety: RoadTrip 120
External Link Office of Road Safety: Novice drivers

 

Page last updated: Tue Jul 29 2014 1:55:32 PM