Now to the more complicated question and something that terrifies country, outer suburban, interstate and foreign drivers. Within the City of Melbourne and along Clarendon Street, South Melbourne to allow cars to turn right where the roads are shared with trams, cars must be in the left lane, proceed into the intersection and wait at the marked stop line. When the facing lights turn red, drivers can then turn right once the green is displayed in the street they are turning into is showing.
While the system has been in place in the city for as long as I can remember, in recent times these additional lights as shown yesterday have been added in many places to help drivers know when to turn. Where they are not installed, some drivers become impatient and toot the driver in front of them if they don't start to turn when the facing light turns amber.
Of course with people breaching road rule #128 and blocking intersections by entering them even if the traffic is banked up ahead and they end up stuck in the middle, the whole system falls apart.
Now, I will put my brain to great stress and see if I can translate this for you who drive on the wrong side of road.
You need to be in the right lane to turn left. Enter the intersection and wait for the facing lights to turn red, then complete your turn left......I think. It is hard for me to visualise.
Maybe this short Vicroads Youtube clip helps to explain how it works here. The road with few cars and no congestion depicted in the video is nothing like the reality of Melbourne streets where you will encounter hook turns.