Chapter 5: Starting, Lane Changing, Curves and Turning

In this chapter

    Right turns must be made from the right lane nearest the curb into the right lane nearest the curb of the other road, unless it’s blocked within 30 metres of the intersection. In that case, you can turn into the next lane nearest the right if no other traffic is approaching in that lane, such as a vehicle coming from the opposite direction also turning onto that street. Before making a right turn, watch and yield the right-of-way to pedestrians crossing the street.

    Making right turns correctly

    Making right turns in towns and villages

    Some communities have a white line on the right side of the road. The area to the right of this line is the shoulder of the road. Stay to the left of the white line to make your turn (refer to Figure A). Extra caution should be taken when turning right as there may be someone driving illegally on the shoulder. On wide roads without white lines on the right side, keep well over to the right if you are turning right (refer to Figure B).

    Making right turns on highways in high-speed areas

    On highways outside towns and villages, solid white pavement markings identify the edge of the road, and the area to the right of this line is identified as the shoulder. The shoulder may be gravel or pavement. Don’t drive on shoulders as they’re intended as a safe place for stopped or disabled vehicles. A careful driver, however, should make a reasonable effort to get off the travel lanes as quickly as possible when turning right while being followed by high-speed through vehicles.