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Vicroads common road rules - It's important that drivers, cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians understand their responsibilities as road users. Knowing and applying the road rules will help keep you safe on Victoria's roads. Melbourne is home to some unique traffic situations, such as hook turns and sharing the road with trams. These situations can often be stressful or confusing for motorists that are unclear or unfamiliar with different traffic conditions. VicRoads has produced eight short videos to help motorists become familiar and comfortable with common road rules. Video Transcript: VO: These videos will take you through some common road rules that you need to know. VO: Passing or overtaking trams VO: Trams are a unique part of Melbourne. There are a few rules to remember to safely share the road with trams. VO: If a tram has stopped at the tram stop, you must not pass it. Stop your car level with the rear of the tram. VO: You cannot pass the tram while the tram doors on your side of the road are open, or while pedestrians are crossing the road. VO: Remember pedestrians can appear at the last minute and rush for the tram. VO: You may only overtake a stopped tram at a tram stop if there are no pedestrians on the road and the doors are closed on your side of the road. VO: You cannot travel faster than 10 kilometres per hour when passing a stopped tram at the tram stop. VO: You may come across a tram stop safety zone. These zones are designed to protect the safety of passengers. They are located on the road beside some tram tracks. You must drive at a safe speed to the left of the safety zone. VO: Before you get in your car and go, these are some common road rules you need to know.

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