Making Hook Turns, Australia

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As if it weren’t
hair-raising enough driving on the wrong side of the road down under, Melbourne offers an extra wrinkle—the hook turn. When making a right turn, you’d
normally be in the right lane. But if you see a sign for a hook turn, get into
the far left lane. Enter the intersection far enough to make the turn,
then cut a hard right across the entire intersection. The maneuver, designed to
prevent cars from blocking the trams that still ply Melbourne’s central
business district, is mandatory at a number of the city’s intersections.

Penalty: If you make a normal
right turn at one of those intersections, you can expect a fine of about $75
for blocking the intersection.

World's Strangest Traffic Laws

Making Hook Turns, Australia

As if it weren’t
hair-raising enough driving on the wrong side of the road down under, Melbourne offers an extra wrinkle—the hook turn. When making a right turn, you’d
normally be in the right lane. But if you see a sign for a hook turn, get into
the far left lane. Enter the intersection far enough to make the turn,
then cut a hard right across the entire intersection. The maneuver, designed to
prevent cars from blocking the trams that still ply Melbourne’s central
business district, is mandatory at a number of the city’s intersections.

Penalty: If you make a normal
right turn at one of those intersections, you can expect a fine of about $75
for blocking the intersection.

World's Strangest Traffic Laws

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