Legal - Page 3

Matt Campbell

Is it illegal to not be able to see out your car’s back window in Australia?

Matt Campbell

 Is it illegal to not be able to see out your car’s back window in Australia?

Being able to see out of the front of your vehicle are strict. But the rear windshield? Seemingly not as big of a deal.

Matt Campbell

Are fluffy dice illegal in Australia?

Matt Campbell

 Are fluffy dice illegal in Australia?

Fluffy dice, or fuzzy dice. We’ve all seen them hanging from car rearview mirrors, but if you were to have a set of these ornamental six-spots in your car, you could be in line for a fine. 

Matt Campbell

Is it legal to have a dog in the back of my ute?

Matt Campbell

 Is it legal to have a dog in the back of my ute?

If you do the wrong thing and are caught for it, it’s more than just a slap on the wrist with fines in excess of $8000!

Matt Campbell

Is it illegal to use my phone to pay in the drive-thru or for parking?

Matt Campbell

 Is it illegal to use my phone to pay in the drive-thru or for parking?

You may have wondered when you’ve pulled up to pay for your late night fast food run, “am I allowed to pay using my phone?” It's complicated...

Matt Campbell

Is it illegal to leave my keys in the car?

Matt Campbell

 Is it illegal to leave my keys in the car?

You may not realise it, but those that leave their keys in the car are breaking a particular law by doing so.

Matt Campbell

Is it legal to have a knife or weapon in your car?

Matt Campbell

 Is it legal to have a knife or weapon in your car?

If you were to be pulled over by a police officer and you happened to have a knife with you, that would – in theory – be fine, so long as you are carrying that ‘weapon’ for a lawful purpose. 

Matt Campbell

Is it illegal to swear at a police officer?

Matt Campbell

 Is it illegal to swear at a police officer?

Sorry officer, it was just a slip of the tongue... Are you allowed to swear at law enforcement?

Matt Campbell

Is it legal for passengers to drink alcohol in a car?

Matt Campbell

 Is it legal for passengers to drink alcohol in a car?

Is it illegal for passengers to be in your car while drinking alcohol? Can you get in trouble for it? It depends on where you live and where you are in the car.

Scott Collie

Is vaping legal or banned while driving?

Scott Collie

 Is vaping legal or banned while driving?

New laws about vapes are coming into force soon. Is it legal to smoke or vape while you're driving a car in Australia?

Matt Campbell

What is the highest speed limit in Australia?

Matt Campbell

 What is the highest speed limit in Australia?

110km/h? 130km/h? Unlimited? What is the fastest you can legally drive in Australia and where? We take a look at the different state rules.

Matt Campbell

Is it legal to get out of your car when pulled over?

Matt Campbell

 Is it legal to get out of your car when pulled over?

Being pulled over by the police, for whatever reason, can be a daunting and scary experience, particularly if you’ve not had much to do with those in the law before.

Matt Campbell

Is it illegal to use a mobile phone while driving?

Matt Campbell

 Is it illegal to use a mobile phone while driving?

Using your phone is illegal while driving unless certain criteria are met. Rules are even stricter for Learner and Provisional drivers

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