Do you need to indicate in a dedicated turn lane?

RACV RoyalAuto magazine

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We often get asked if you have to indicate when in a dedicated turn lane.

The rules require a driver to indicate when ‘changing direction’ to the left or right which includes turning left or right. A driver must continue indicating until they complete the change of direction.

Within the road rules, many diagrams clearly show drivers in a dedicated turn lane using their indicators. This shows other road users your intentions.

Therefore a driver who is turning right, even in a dedicated turning lane, must indicate. The driver must continue to indicate while making the turn. They are then required to turn their indicator off as soon as they complete the turn.

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Written by Emily McLean
June 22, 2017

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