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[QUOTE=Royd;231497] Be careful about red lights. In some States in the US I know you can make a right (which would be "make a left" in South Australia) at a red light provided traffic is clear. QUOTE]
In SA you can turn left at traffic lights with as the sign says "with caution", its not a left left but via the slip road, so its legal. When in Victoria you can't turn right at traffic lights the same as you do in SA, you have to pull over to the left, sounds confusing, but you'll get used to it.
I just need to clarify a bit. In the US in some states it is legal to make a right turn on a red light provided it's safe to do so. This is not at a slip road, it's at an intersection or junction that is controlled by lights. In SA you can make a left through a slip road where you see the sign, that's true. What I was concerned about was that the inquirer should know that there is no left turn allowed through a red light where there is no slip road - the analogous situation being a right at a red light in some states in the US.
Those turns in Victoria are only in Melbourne from memory and are meant to remove the obstruction to trams using the centre of the road. You will a diagram which shows which intersections require these "hook" turns. You actually drive into the intersection on the left lane and then wait in front of the traffic at the red light on the left. You need to have your steering wheel turned right and when you get the sign then boot it before the stationary vehicles waiting on your left get started. This is when you fervently hope the car doesn't stall! Yes, you do get used to them quite quickly and it's actually good fun doing it