'People don't understand': Frustrated drivers vent fury over rarely-followed road rule

Nadine Carroll
·2-min read

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads has posted a road rules quiz on social media that has ignited a heated debate over how to use a roundabout correctly.

“The car is exiting the roundabout at the first exit. The motorbike is driving straight ahead through the roundabout. Does the motorbike need to indicate when entering and exiting the roundabout?” the department asked on Facebook, along with a picture illustration of the question.

The question quickly attracted more than 1300 replies and hundreds of reactions from those keen to put their road rules knowledge to the test.

a road rules quiz for using a round about
'Does the motorbike need to indicate when entering and exiting the roundabout?': The road rules quiz attracted a lot of frustrated drivers. Source: Facebook/Getty

“I believe the correct rule as I was told is the bike should indicate right on entering then indicate left to exit,” one person commented.

“The motorcycle doesn't have to signal on entry because it is effectively going straight. All vehicles have to signal when exiting a roundabout,” another person wrote.

The Department of Transport and Main Roads posted the correct answer for followers to read which left Facebook users shaking their heads complaining that they rarely saw motorists following the rule.

“The answer is.... As the motorbike is travelling straight ahead, they are not required to indicate on entry. However, before exiting they must indicate left and continue to indicate until they have exited the roundabout,” the department wrote.

“Lots of people don’t understand this road rule!” one person replied.

“I think so many people buy cars without indicators now or think they’re optional extras,” another person complained.

“Anyone who can't answer this question correctly should have to resit their driving test,” a user suggested.

The department encouraged users to share the results of the road rules quiz on social media to remind other motorists of the rules.

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