new road rules from RTA from today 1st July

Everyone seen these?

Personally, I am not a fan of hook turns. It exposes the rider to more danger (i.e. more streams of traffic).

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Comment by KimR on July 1, 2008 at 12:40pm
I like the one about bicycle storage areas at intersections. This will make it a lot easier for us to merge in with traffic when the lights go green.
Comment by T6079 on July 1, 2008 at 12:54pm
As long as there is signage to lets us know what intersections the hook turn rule applies to, ihave no issue with them. I lived in melboure for a couple of years and it only took a month or 2 to get used to them.
Comment by Duncan on July 1, 2008 at 1:52pm
it's deja-deja-vu, discussed previously

Personally, I think the bike boxes could be bad news. When they're not there, drivers tend to think you _don't_ have the right to be in front of them.
Comment by Adam 1st Earl of Ormond on July 4, 2008 at 9:05am
I love the idea of hook turns provided there is signage so that the usual suspects (a.k.a. motorists) don't jump up and down at the "lycra clad loonies" performing "illegal" stunts on their bikes. Like T6079 I lived in Melbourne for almost a decade and hook turns worked a treat in the CBD where they are signposted.
I am a little dubious about the "storage areas" - how long will these take to be painted on the roads? 1, 2, 10 years???? I can already see cars stopping over these areas - why? - because they can.


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