Traffic offence history

A traffic controller applicant must have held a provisional or open driver license (Australian or Foreign) for at least one year within the past 5 years.

An adverse traffic history can indicate that the person is not road safety conscious or has a disregard for the road rules. Accordingly, their suitability to control traffic around road works sites in potentially dangerous situations would be questioned.

Therefore, applicants may be rejected for accreditation on the basis of an adverse traffic history.

Persons with the following history would be considered unsuitable for accreditation:

  • an established pattern of serious offences such as unlicensed driving, dangerous driving, or driving under the influence
  • multiple license suspensions over the past few years on account of points accumulation