Hook Turns

290px-Hook_Turn_Sign_Melbourne.jpgHook turns are one of those things that people who are not from Melbourne find mind-boggling. It can be extremely confusing for tourists who decide to drive in Melbourne and I would imagine it would be quite difficult explaining a hook turn without a hands on demonstration.

I used to find the hook turns intimidating but now I am quite comfortable with them and actually prefer making a hook turn than making a “normal” turn. The Wikipedia article on hook turns mentions a debate of when you are actually supposed to complete the turn. Should you make the turn on the yellow, the red, or the green light on the perpendicular traffic? I personally go on the red light and before the green on the perpendicular

Wikipedia “Hook Turn”

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