Whether you are a new driver, very experienced or somewhere in between, these five tips will prepare you for driving in South Australia.
1. Get a copy of the driver's handbook
The driver's handbook is essential reading for any new driver in South Australia as well as an important reference for those who are more experienced.
Read or download the driver's handbook on the My Licence website.
2. Think about road safety
Driving a car is one of the riskiest activities that you can perform on a daily basis. Avoid the risks and be prepared.
Go to the road safety section of this website for more information.
3. Know the road rules
The Australian road rules are explained in the road safety section of this website. Remember that the default speed limit is 50 km/h unless otherwise signed and the use of mobile phones while driving is against the law.
4. Be licensed
If you are learning to drive or are an L or P plate driver, make sure you read the driver's handbook
provided on the My Licence website.
If you are visiting from interstate or overseas go to the interstate and international motorists section of this website.
5. Ensure your vehicle is road ready, registered and insured
Go to the vehicles and registrations section of this website.
Drivers handbook - My Licence website
Find a Service SA customer service centre or telephone 13 10 84.
Reversible L and P plates
Learner and Provisional Plates for displaying on motor vehicles. Contains set of two reversible plates and suction cups to fix to the window.
L Plate - Clear Vision
L Plate for displaying on motor vehicles. Clear vision type (can see through) that requires no adhesive, is not messy and can be removed and re-used again and again. Contains two plates.