Ewe
Earlier this month

NH about time we had U turns at traffic lights in SA

I am sure when this law came about travelling to places like Melbourne were far less frequent than what people can do now. I think SA should have U turns at traffic lights and this old road rule needs to be changed. 1958 ? Having used U turns in Melb they made sense - would like to know the reasoning in not allowing them in SA.

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FM  
Earlier this month

Stupid idea. Turn right at the lights, next right and then right again left on where you need to go.

Traffic light U turns interfere with multiple lanes at once, therefore slowing down traffic able to get through a set of lights

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MACDUB  
Earlier this month

Saw this in NZ yesterday. Car did a u-turn turning right..drivers from other side had a left hand green arrow. Boom.

If there's one rule I'd love to see in NZ/Aus it's the USA rule that allows you to turn right at any lights (even if its a red light as long as it's clear). Obviously this would be a left turn for us.

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paul  
Earlier this month

When I moved to Adelaide I was getting stares, toots, abuse etc doing u-turns at the lights, couldn't figure out what it was about til someone told me a few months later! I don't see any real reason for still having the rule, works well elsewhere.

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Isaac  
Earlier this month

Never felt like I needed to U-turn at lights. But an AU equivalent of the US's right-on-red would be great.

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Reality  
Earlier this month

Who would have thought the state that brought us the one way freeway which was also closed a few hours each day would bother changing the U turn rule?





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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

U-turns work in other states because they don't drive horse and buggies like South Australia.

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Very Old  
Earlier this month

I love driving in NSW/ACT with my SA plates, everybody , and I mean everybody, over the age of 30 gives way to you in every situation, never tailgates, and gives you plenty of space in parking spaces, because they know SA drivers are just plain dangerous and totally unpredictable.

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Duke Fan  
Earlier this month

U turns at lights are illegal in NSW

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Perth drivers are worse.

Re: US road rules. Which state as they have 50 of them? It depends on which state, the ones with "yield" instead of "give way" is horrible where basically you have to yield to people from side streets when you are on the main road (e.g. Nevada). Horrible!

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koberulz  
Earlier this month

Saw this in NZ yesterday. Car did a u-turn turning right..drivers from other side had a left hand green arrow. Boom.
Came within inches of having that happen to me, too.

We have U turns at specifically-signed sets of lights here. That wasn't one of them. And that's why.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

Where is 'here'?

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koberulz  
Earlier this month

WA.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this month

How selfish are Perth drivers? It's dangerous trying to merge here.

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TM  
Earlier this month

Canada allows the 'right on red' unless there's a sign saying otherwise. Seems to work OK, when everyone is ready for it.

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AD  
Earlier this month

You have a set of Traffic Lights in Adelaide? Must be new.

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Driver  
Earlier this month

There have beeen so many study's showcasing that roundabouts are soo much safer than stop lights and more efficient at moving traffic (less frequency of stopping)
The main issue with ADL is that most road have been built for minimal use but the states population has risen beyond what the capacity of the roads
Upgrades need to be done to all adl

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AD  
Earlier this month

Not sure about that.
Roundabouts are mostly just used as the cheap alternative. Singe-lane r's are perfect for low volume, and yes safer than stop or simple give way signs. Dual-lane r's are more complex, and in heavy conditions can stall traffic flows. Any more than two lanes, and they become diabolical.

And it oftens comes down to space. The worst traffic lights are those in old areas, where there just isn't enough room for turning lanes.

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Luuuc  
Earlier this month

Used to be able to turn left (after stopping) at red lights in the NT. I always thought that was a good common sense rule.
Now it's only at specifically signposted intersections apparently. Still better than nothing.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this month

Very Old

Qld plates worke even better in NSW.
Especially on an old Ute with a 4 poster bullbar.
Just drive down the freeway in the right hand lane and watch everyone get out of your way.

Driving on the M1 from the GC to Brisbane is the car park. Queenslanders CANNOT merge. Every single exit and entry ramp reduces the traffic speed by about 60 percent. The M1 traffic does not move at motorway speeds. The M1 traffic moves at a speed at which a spirited man completes a reverse parallel park. This is the core reason behind the failure of all national sporting teams on the GC.






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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this month

AD

You can still drive into Adelaide's southern suburbs from the east coast without seeing a single traffic light (just avoid Wagga Wagga). Use the Wellington ferry and go through Strath and Clarendon. If on a bike tour, stop at Clarendon bakery for a choc donut.

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UseTaHoop  
Earlier this month

5 poster bullbar obviously

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