Speed limits in your local area
The speed limit in local streets and built-up areas in Queensland is 50km per hour unless indicated by signs. These areas usually have access to private property and limited neighbourhood traffic.
Roads that carry traffic through suburbs and across towns have a speed limit of 60km per hour or higher. The speed limit on these roads is clearly signed.
How speed limits are set
The Department of Transport & Main Roads set speed limits within strict guidelines to ensure they are consistent and credible.
A speed limit may be lowered on a hazardous part of road if it helps to reduce the number of crashes.
Speeding fines and demerit points
Speeding is defined as: ‘driving at a speed higher than the posted speed limit or at a speed that is inappropriate to the driving conditions’ – including rain, fog, traffic volume, traffic flow etc.
Speeding consequences may include:*
- Receiving a hefty fine
- Losing demerit points
- Suspension of your Driver’s Licence
- Harming yourself or other people
This post was written by Hervey Bay Driving School