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Starting a right turn from a multi-lane road

    (1)     A driver turning right at an intersection from a multi-lane road must approach and enter the intersection from within the right lane unless—

        (a)     the driver is required or permitted to approach and enter the intersection from within another marked lane in accordance with rule 89(1), 92 or 159; or

        (b)     the driver is turning at B lights or traffic arrows, in accordance with Division 2 of Part 17; or

Rule 32(1)(c) amended by S.R. No. 121/2020 rule 18(1).

        (c)     subrule (2) applies to the driver; or

Rule 32(1)(d) inserted by S.R. No. 121/2020 rule 18(2).

        (d)     the lane is a bus only lane.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.


Note 1 to rule 32(1) amended by S.R. No. 121/2020 rule 18(3).

1     "B lights", intersection , marked lane", " multi-lane road public bus and traffic arrows are defined in the dictionary. Right lane is defined in subrule (3). Bus only lane is defined in rule 154A.

2     Rule 89(1) deals with right turn only signs , rule 92 deals with traffic lane arrows and rule 159 deals with traffic signs requiring particular kinds of vehicles to drive in an indicated marked lane.

3     Division 2 of Part 17 provides for priority to be given to public buses at intersections with B lights or a white traffic arrow.

Example for subrule (1)(a)

Starting a right turn on a multi-lane road with traffic lane arrows as required or permitted under rule 92


    (2)     A driver may approach and enter the intersection from the marked lane next to the right lane as well as, or instead of, the right lane if—

        (a)     the driver's vehicle, together with any load or projection, is 7·5 metres long, or longer; and

        (b)     the vehicle displays a do not overtake turning vehicle sign ; and

        (c)     any part of the vehicle is within 50 metres of the nearest point of the intersection; and

        (d)     it is not practicable for the driver to turn right from within the right lane; and

        (e)     the driver can safely occupy the next marked lane and can safely turn right at the intersection by occupying the next marked lane, or both lanes.


1     "Driver's vehicle" is defined in the dictionary.

2     "Vehicle" includes a combination—see rule 15(d).

Rule 32(2A) amended by S.R. No. 135/2021 rule 12.

    (2A)     If there is a bicycle storage area before an intersection that extends across one or more marked lanes of a multi-lane road, a rider of a bicycle or an electric scooter turning right (but not making a hook turn) must approach and enter the intersection from within the part of the bicycle storage area that is directly in front of the right marked lane or of a bicycle lane that is on the right side of the road.

Penalty:     3 penalty units.


Bicycle storage area is defined in the dictionary.

    (3)     In this rule—

"marked lane", for a driver, does not include a special purpose lane in which the driver is not permitted to drive;

"right lane" means—

        (a)     the marked lane nearest to the dividing line or median strip on the road; or

        (b)     if there is an obstruction (for example, a parked car or roadworks) in that marked lane—the marked lane nearest to that marked lane that is not obstructed.


1     "Dividing line", median strip , obstruction and special purpose lane are defined in the dictionary.

2     Rule 95 deals with driving in an emergency stopping lane and Part 11, Division 6 deals with driving in other special purpose lanes.

Do not overtake turning vehicle signs



Note for diagrams

These signs are displayed on certain long vehicles.

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