Traffic controls

Traffic controls are traffic lights and arrows, stop and give-way signs, road markings and roundabouts. These controls are not optional or negotiable.

They are on our roads to help keep road users safe.  Ignoring our traffic controls can cost you up $451 in fines and three demerit points.

Police target offences like:

  • running red lights and red arrows
  • speeding up for yellow lights instead of breaking
  • not stopping or giving way at intersections
  • not using a roundabout correctly or not indicating off the roundabout.

Over half of all collisions in the ACT occur at intersections. Drivers who don’t obey traffic lights and signs end up in serious injuries or fatal collisions and face hefty fines.

Accelerating at a yellow light instead of stopping because you are in a hurry to get home, could end up with you never making it home again.

Be patient and pay attention to the traffic controls. Obey the signs and avoid the fines.