Trams share many of our roads, and incidents can result not only in an injury to yourself, but also to trams, passengers, drivers and other road users as causing disruptions for all road users.
Be aware that trams are larger, heavier, and have different braking performance to other road vehicles.
Victorian road rules ensure the safe operation of the road network, including roads shared with trams. Here are some important rules to keep you safe when driving around trams.
- You must not move into the path of an oncoming tram. This includes trams approaching you from behind so remember to check your blind-spots on both sides.
- You must not drive over raised dividing strips or double yellow lines
- You must not make a U-turn across a solid line in the centre of the road
- You must give way to trams from both directions at roundabouts.