When positioning for a left or right turn, we must take into account our position on the road so as to not impede the flow of traffic.
If there is sufficient room for two cars to turn left and right from the same street, then we don’t want to be in a position where our vehicle is in the middle of the two lanes, preventing another vehicle from turning from the other lane, especially when there are no lane markings.
When approaching a left turn, position your vehicle near the left kerb, slow down to check for pedestrians to give way to and if no pedestrians, then focus on stopping behind the stop line.
A good rule is:
For All Left Turns: You must be close to the left kerb so you are not impeding the flow of traffic which may be going straight ahead. You are getting out of their way because you are slowing down for your turn.
Remember: When pulling over to stop or turning left, you are allowed in the Bike Lane 50metres, Bus Lane 100metres & Parking Bays prior to your turn.
When approaching a right turn, position your vehicle near the centre of the road, slow down to check for pedestrians to give way to and if no pedestrians, then focus on stopping behind the stop line.