Heading into the city [Melb] this morning along Royal Parade (a triple cariageway arterial) I was in the service road. Stopped at the lights at the road that goes off to the Zoo. When the lights changed to green, I took off a bit smartish, but not really quickly, and then saw something approaching on my right. A white trade van was doing a right turn and crossing three carriageways to get into the service road. Now I'm not saying he ran the red light, because I didn't see him enter the intersection (OK, I didn't fV(|<|~g look) but he was so late I didn't need to accelerate to get into the lane ahead of him! The car that had been sitting alongside me had to brake hard to avoid a collision. Of course I *always* check for traffic in the cross road before I take off on a green light. well... nearly always.