What is the rule about giving way to pedestrians while waiting to turn right?

RACV RoyalAuto magazine

pedestrians crossing at a traffic light

At intersections (except roundabouts), a driver turning left or right must give way to any pedestrian at or near the intersection crossing the road the driver is turning into.  

Vehicles are not required to give way to pedestrians at roundabouts unless there are pedestrian crossings.

A driver turning left at a slip lane must give way to any pedestrian on the slip lane, even if no pedestrian crossing is marked.

Remember that pedestrians generally include people in wheelchairs (including motorised chairs) and people pushing wheelchairs, and people using wheeled recreational devices such as rollerblades or skateboards, or a wheeled toy such as a child’s pedal car or tricycle.

For more details on the Victorian Road Rules, go to racv.com.au/roadrules
Submit Road Rules questions to RoyalAuto, 550 Princes Hwy, Noble Park North, VIC 3174 or care@racv.com.au.

Written by RACV’s Emily McLean

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