City driving

Mum and baby

City roads are usually busy. Much busier than country roads, with more distractions.

The more you drive in the city, the easier it gets. Get as much practice as you can. Be aware of what's going on around you, and concentrate on your driving.

  • Stay calm when you're driving.
  • Always indicate when turning or changing lanes.
  • Always drive at the right speed for the conditions, but never go over the speed limits signposted on the roads.
  • Don't take risks.
  • Be patient with other drivers when they make mistakes.
  • If you don't see a speed limit, remember that 50km/h is the maximum default speed limit in towns and cities.
  • The chance of being involved in a crash where people are injured or killed nearly doubles with each 5km/h increase in speed on a 60km/h road.