Officers can issue you with an on-the-spot penalty infringement notice or court proceedings.
In some cases, where there is a critical need, a written approval may be given by the department or by Queensland Police to ride through a restricted road use notice sign. This does not include a no entry sign.
While car drivers are at risk in a bushfire crisis, motorcyclists are at greater risk because of their exposure to the flames and embers as shown in the above video.
Bushfires can spread rapidly and even outrun a vulnerable rider, no matter how fast you are riding!
If you find yourself caught in a bushfire area, put your hazard lights on to increase your visibility in the smoke.
Park your bike with the engine off in a clearing or behind a barrier such as a wall or rocky outcrop.