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When you are driving in a new country, some road signs might be confusing. Let's take a look at some important road signs in Australia.

If you are looking for a place to park your car, you can look out for the P sign. This means that there is parking in the area.

You can also park along the road, but be sure to check the signs.

In Australia, 2P means you are allowed to park your car there for two hours for free.

'2P meter' means you are allowed to park for two hours but you will have to pay.

You would need to look for a 'parking meter' or a 'ticket machine' to pay the parking fee.

When you are driving on the roads, you may come across a number of signs.

If you see a sign like that says 'no entry buses excepted', it means only buses can enter that lane.

The sign that says 'road safety cameras operate in this area' means there are speed or red light cameras in the area.

In Australia, there are different speed limits in different places, so look for the signs on the road.

If you see an 'S' with a line across it, it means you cannot stop your car there.

The 'C' sign means the road has to be clear during a certain period of time. You can see the time at the bottom of the sign.

If you park your car here during the 'clearway' time, it can be towed away.

You also need to look out for road signs if you are a pedestrian. A 'pedestrian' can refer to someone who is walking.

A pedestrian can cross the road at the 'traffic lights'.

Pedestrians can also look out for a 'zebra crossing'. This refers to white lines on the road that indicate to drivers that they are designated spaces for pedestrians to cross.

'Jaywalking' is the action of crossing the road where pedestrians are not meant to cross. Pedestrians can be fined if they do not follow the road rules.

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