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Road rule quiz sparks heated debate and some hilarious responses over which car can turn legally

Motorists have been told to brush up on their road rules after flunking a simple quiz about crossing unbroken white lines. 

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland shared a photo to Facebook asking which vehicles are legally allowed to turn.

They shared a picture of three cars and a truck in a variety of different scenarios.

‘#QuizTime – which vehicles can make these turns legally?’ they wrote.

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland shared a photo to Facebook asking which vehicles are legally allowed to turn

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland shared a photo to Facebook asking which vehicles are legally allowed to turn

The question accompanied a picture of a blue car turning right into a driveway, a green car turning right into a car park and a yellow car turning right out of the car park back onto the main road.

An orange truck was also in the picture waiting to turn right onto another street.

The quiz sparked a heated debate among social media users. 

And while some drivers were confident they were right, others were left scratching their heads. 

‘You cannot cross a straight white line, it’s the law,’ one said.

‘B, it is the only turn that is on a broken line, all others turn against a solid line (illegal),’ another said.

‘I’m not 100 per cent on the truck. Mind you, he’s bigger than the others, so I wouldn’t stand in his way if he started turning – whether or not he is allowed to!’ a third added. 

Poll

When is it legal to cross an unbroken white line?

  • Never 0 votes
  • When doing a u-turn 0 votes
  • When overtaking another car 0 votes
  • When turning on a side road, driveway or car park 0 votes

Now share your opinion

But others were more focused on the bizarre intersection.

‘No idea, but the lines and arrows, pure Art, Pollock-esque,’ one said. 

‘Time to design a less confusing and therefore safer intersection,’ another said.  

‘The correct answer is give it plenty of right foot and hope for the best,’ a third joked. 

RACQ eventually clarified the correct answer. 

‘#QuizAnswer – D! A driver can cross a single continuous dividing line if they are entering or leaving the road e.g. turning to enter a side road, a driveway or a car park,’ they wrote. 

While it is legal to cross an unbroken white line to turn, it is illegal to cross the line to overtake or do a U-turn.  

One driver suggested the intersection looked like a Jackson Pollack artwork (pictured) with all its colours and lines

One driver suggested the intersection looked like a Jackson Pollack artwork (pictured) with all its colours and lines  

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