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And that's why there are hook turns

Was in the Melbourne CBD today, walking along Elizabeth St when heard this sudden loud crunch! Looked around and a small hatchback with P plates had made a highly illegal right-hand-turn from Elizabeth St into A'Beckett St from the right hand lane directly into the path of a tram. Trams are big things, hard to miss, one would think. Fortunately, the little hatchback had only just started to make the turn when it ran into the tram, so was not too crunched.

But that is a big reason why Melbourne's CBD has 19 hook turn locations (listed here). The other being to not block trams when lights are green.

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spark_au
Feb. 9th, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
When I got my car license *mumbles* years ago, there was no training on hook turns whatsoever. I wonder if that's still the same.
penguin2
Feb. 10th, 2014 04:35 am (UTC)
Here's hoping those P plates never come off o_0

(Also, ta for that final link - very interesting.)
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