Interstate drivers transport cargo (like food, livestock or goods) or people over state lines.
Do I need a license from each state?
No – your current state license is applicable across every state in Australia. However, it is useful for interstate drivers to investigate the different laws and practices of driving as they differ slightly between states.
Avoiding drivers fatigue
Approximately 20% of road fatalities are caused by driver’s fatigue. Driving whilst tired adversely affects your physical (reflexes) and your mental (risk-assessment, concentration) abilities. To combat driver’s fatigue, you can:
Ensure you have a routine, healthy sleeping cycle
Take breaks every two hours
Learn to powernap when necessary
Don’t travel over eight hours a day
While tablets, sugar and other various methods might work in the short-term, none of these tactics is as good as solid and undisturbed sleeping.