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Traffic on roads consists of road users including pedestrians, ridden or herded animals, vehicles, streetcars, buses and other conveyances, either singly or together, while using the public way for purposes of travel.
Traffic laws are the laws which govern traffic and regulate vehicles, while rules of the road are both the laws and the informal rules that may have developed over time to facilitate the orderly and timely flow of traffic. Organized traffic generally has well-established priorities, lanes, right-of-way, and traffic control at intersections.
Traffic is formally organized in many jurisdictions, with marked lanes, junctions, intersections, interchanges, traffic signals, or signs. Traffic is often classified by type: heavy motor vehicle (e.g., car, truck), other vehicle (e.g., moped, bicycle), and pedestrian. Different classes may share speed limits and easement, or may be segregated. Some jurisdictions may have very detailed and complex rules of the road while others rely more on drivers' common sense and willingness to cooperate.
Organization typically produces a better combination of travel safety and efficiency. Events which disrupt the flow and may cause traffic to degenerate into a disorganized mess include road construction, collisions, and debris in the roadway. On particularly busy freeways, a minor disruption may persist in a phenomenon known as traffic waves. A complete breakdown of organization may result in traffic congestion and gridlock. Simulations of organized traffic frequently involve queuing theory, stochastic processes and equations of mathematical physics applied to traffic flow.

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  1. Dave_

    QLD Vitronic Speed Camera </= 4 lanes of traffic

    Hi, I have a speeding fine in Queensland from a vehicle mounted Vitronic Laser camera. I have looked on the manufacturers web site and it says it can monitor less than or equal to 4 lanes of traffic. The van was on the other side of the road, between us was 2m of grass, 2 lanes of traffic...
  2. A

    NSW Rule 170 (3) Stop within 10m of intersection (no traffic lights) (school zone).

    Hello I have been issued a fine under Rule 170 (3) Stop within 10m of intersection (no traffic lights) (school zone). This happened in Rosehill Public School Zone 2150. I parked my car to drop my kids to school on an intersection because there was no “No Stopping” sign (there is always a No...
  3. J

    SA Traffic law

    I was fined over 100 dollars for parking in a private car park for no longer then 5 minutes I was later issued a claim of notice to pay the parking and collection services since this is not a real fine must I pay it?
  4. J

    SA Traffic laws

    I was fined over 100 dollars for parking in a private car park for no longer then 5 minutes I was later issued a claim of notice to pay the parking and collection services seeing as this is not a real fine/penalty and a cl
  5. D

    NSW Debt Collection letter from an Australian Agency collecting an Italian traffic fine

    Hi. Today i received a letter from an Australian Debt Collection Agency asking me to pay $672 for a traffic offence 9 months ago in Italy. The letter states that their client has tried several times to contact us to pay the fine. This is the first we have heard of it, but it is possible they...
  6. M

    QLD Curious Conviction

    Hello! So a couple of years ago i pleaded guilty for section 79(2)(A) & 86 (2) (E) in the Transport operations (RUM) act 1995 as I blew 0.09 on my provisional licence. why does this not come up on my national police check? I cannot find information on this anywhere!
  7. markjohn68

    NSW Do I have to answer police questions when pulled over?

    It used to be that the police could only ask your name and address, and you had to produce your drivers license (per link below). Now they can interrogate you about where you're going, why you're going there, who you're traveling with, and who you're going to see. How come? If you refuse to...
  8. B

    QLD Breach Of Notice - Traffic Monitoring Services (TMS)

    Hi, I have received 3 letters from "Traffic Monitoring Services" (TMS) claiming that we owe a total of $198 for "Outstanding Car Park Breach Notices" totalling $154, with "incurred additional costs" to pursue the outstanding amount totalling $44, hence $198. The car is owned by a business and...
  9. O

    VIC Traffic Infringement Withdrawn and nothing more

    I received a Traffic Infringement Notice as was stopped for not slowing down whilst coming off one freeway and joining another. The Limit reduced to 80 and I continued at the speed which was clocked at 108kmh, it was over the Xmas period, roads were empty and there was no other vehicles around...
  10. G

    NSW No Stopping sign across side street

    Hi, I recently got a ridiculous $268 ticket for disobeying a No Parking sign, I was parked on a small section of curb on the main road between two side streets where there was no sign. The nearest No Stopping sign was across the street in front of me with an arrow pointing towards where I was...