A number of drivers were stumped by a road rule quiz question that would appear to have a rather obvious answer.
Posting on Facebook a picture of an orange car planning to turn left while a blue car in the opposite direction prepares to turn right down the same street, the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads asked who had the right of way.
While the orange car would have right of way if it was either turning left or going straight as the blue car would be turning into its path, some road users were left scratching their heads.
“Too confusing as you not often see two cars using their indicators,” one said.
“Legally it’s the orange car but if the blue car takes right of way the orange car should yield otherwise there is an accident where people are injured or killed then there is absolutely no point of having road rules in the first place,” another said.
“Sometimes you may get a very busy intersection with built-up traffic behind the blue car, so a thoughtful law-breaking orange car will hold back and wave the blue car through to get the flow moving again,” a third added.
“The blue car is in a dangerous position and should be given priority to get out of the intersection,” another claimed.
However most people guessed correctly the orange car would indeed have the right of way.
“I almost thought this was a trick question because it seemed so obvious. I guess it’s not obvious to everyone – which is how accidents happen,” somebody commented.
“If you can’t answer this one you shouldn’t be on the road,” another concerned road user said.
“If you said blue, look at it this way, if you are in the blue car, and you don't ‘know’ what the orange car is doing, will you turn into its path? That is, pretend it's continuing straight ahead, simple, give way to it,” a third added.
It’s not the first road rule question that has left people scratching their heads.
The question stumped drivers, with some motorists unsure as to what was allowed.
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