The most misunderstood road rules in Victoria, and how to get them right
From U-turns to e-scooters, road laws are constantly being reviewed and updated. Here are some of the most misunderstood road rules by Victorians.
Even if you’ve been driving for 20 years without incident, there’s every chance you might not have as good a grip on the road rules as you might think.
New rules are added all the time, while old rules can be updated frequently.
We’ve trawled through the rule book and picked out the regulations that have been known to bamboozle even the most experienced drivers.
The most misunderstood road rules
What you’re doing wrong
Only giving way on the right and not indicating.
What’s the rule?
Give way to any vehicle already in the roundabout, as well as any trams entering or approaching the roundabout. In most cases, those vehicles already in the roundabout will be on your right. However, in some cases, such as smaller roundabouts, vehicles that have entered to the left or on the opposite side of the roundabout may mean you cannot safety enter and have to give way, as they are already in the roundabout. You also should indicate as you leave the roundabout, if practical. Finally, pedestrians should give way to vehicles at a roundabout, unless there is a pedestrian crossing.