The simple road rule question causing fiery debate online

Drivers were left flabbergasted this week when a peak motoring organisation sparked a fiery debate about indicating within a roundabout.

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) posted the controversial question to its Facebook page on Monday, asking: “Is it an offence to not indicate when exiting a roundabout?”

Hundreds weighed in on the conversation and argued points in favour and against indicating.

While many were passionate about their beliefs, a startling number of people admitted to being confused by the situation and clueless about how to correctly use a roundabout.

Drivers engaged in a heated debate over how they thought roundabouts should be used. Source: Getty Images
RACQ posted the controversial question to its Facebook page on Monday, asking “is it an offence to not indicate when exiting a roundabout?” Source: Facebook/RACQ

“So many people have no idea how to indicate on a roundabout. Drives me nuts have the right hand indicator on and then go straight ahead or don’t indicate at all,” someone wrote.

Another said it was “tricky sometimes on some of the smaller roundabouts”.

One person had an interesting perspective, writing: “Indicators are a waste of time on roundabouts. Until you ban gardens and trees on roundabouts you can’t see indicators until they are turning off.”

Someone else thought it wasn’t illegal to not indicate, saying: “Only indicate if it is safe to do so. Most times indicate only if you are crossing the lines”.

RACQ shared the correct answer was that not indicating out of a roundabout was indeed a punishable offence, and should always be practiced “if possible”. Source: Facebook/RACQ

Something many could agree on was a comment stating “it’s so confusing now”.

RACQ stated the correct answer was to “indicate left when leaving a roundabout if possible”.

The company added that not indicating out of a roundabout was indeed a punishable offence.

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