Red Lights, Intersections and Pedestrian Crossings

Penalties for driving through a red traffic light and failing to give way appropriately at intersections.

Red Lights

For red light camera locations, please visit the WA Police website.

Offence Penalty Demerits
Driving through a red light $300 3

Intersections

An uncontrolled intersection is where there is no traffic signal, stop sign, or give way sign. Whether turning left, right or going straight ahead at an uncontrolled intersection, always give way to vehicles on your right and to any pedestrians crossing the road.

A controlled intersection has traffic control lights, stop signs, give way signs or a police officer or other authorised person directing traffic.

At a controlled intersection, you must obey the traffic control lights, sign or signal facing you.

For more, see or Intersections In-Depth Information Sheet (PDF 780kb).

Offence Penalty Demerits
Travelling straight ahead OR turning left in a slip lane - failing to give way to vehicles to the right or pedestrians $200 3
Turning left or right - failing to give way to vehicles to the right or pedestrians $300 3
Entering a bicycle storage area (the lane before an intersection designated for bicycles - usually painted green with bicycle symbols) $200 2

The information available on our website provides a simple interpretation of the law and is not intended to constitute legal advice. Full details of traffic offences and penalties are contained in the Road Traffic Code 2000.


Giving Way to Pedestrians

 

Offence Penalty Demerits
Failing to give way to a pedestrian at a designated crossing, at an intersection or when exiting a road $300 3
Failing to give way to a pedestrian at a children's crossing $300 4
Overtaking a vehicle stopped at a designated crossing $400 4
Failing to give way to a pedestrian when entering a road $200 3
Failing to give way to a pedestrian in a shared zone $200 3
Page reviewed 9 September 2021