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Top 10 misunderstood road rules
Top 10 misunderstood road rules

Drivers who consistently fail to follow basic road rules could face having to resit the test for a licence.

Traffic authorities are trying to tackle the state's top 10 misunderstood road rules, like how to manage a roundabout.

The New South Wales Government wants to sort-out roundabout confusion once and for all, along with other baffling road rules.

"We've produced a new guide, and it tries to give a plain English description of those rules," Dr Margaret Prendergast from the Transport Department said.

After roundababouts, drivers were at their vaguest on when to give way to pedestrians and how to legally use mobile phones, which the Roads Minister blames on the generation gap.

"Many of us got our licence at a time when there weren't mobile phones and the etiquette and proper rules for using mobile phones weren't there," Duncan Gay said.

But after decades of using roundabouts many drivers remain clueless.

One of the more common misunderstandings of roundabouts is that many people are convinced you have to give way to your right.

That's not the case at all; you giveway to whatever car is on the roundabout. If their wheels are ahead of the dotted line, you just have to wait.

Those who never learn might find themselves resitting the driving test, in a plan for repeat offenders.

The NRMA wants mandatory re-testing for anyone blowing 26 points in five years.

"If you're putting your life at risk and the lives of others at risk then resitting the exam is not too much to ask," NRMA spokesman Peter Khoury.

Check out the full list of misunderstood road rules.

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