According to the Victorian road authority, here are the steps you must take to make a hook turn3:
- Approach and enter the intersection from the far left hand lane and have your right indicator on
- Move forward to the other side of the intersection, keeping as near as possible to the left of the intersection and clear of any pedestrian crossings
- Stay stopped until the traffic lights on the road you are turning into have turned green
- Turn right into the road.
It’s worth committing these steps to memory before you start driving in Melbourne, as turning improperly can earn you up to 2 demerit points, and a fine of up to $3304.
- Timeout, Time Out investigates: What's the deal with hook turns?, viewed April 2021, https://www.timeout.com/melbourne/things-to-do/time-out-investigates-whats-the-deal-with-hook-turns
- ABC News, Matt Canavan says hook turns are a 'stupid way' to manage traffic. Are they?, viewed April 2021, https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-15/fact-file-hook-turns-melbourne-matt-canvan-adani/11404870
- Vicroads, Turning, viewed April 2021, https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/safety-and-road-rules/road-rules/a-to-z-of-road-rules/turning
- Vicroads, Fines table 29 October, viewed April 2021, https://www.vicroads.vic.gov.au/-/media/files/documents/safety-and-road-rules/feesfinespenalties/fines-table-29-oct-2019.ashx?la=en&hash=B15770432247D0AA9623925F30E7B77D
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