& # 39; Why would you create such a confusing traffic rule? & # 39; Seemingly simple crossover quiz leads to a heated debate among drivers – and leaves hundreds bewildered by the answer
- A seemingly simple priority question has caught many road users online
- The image is of a truck opposite a stop sign and a motorcycle at a priority sign
- Many said the truck had to give way because it had to stop completely
- The motorcycle is the correct answer, because you always have to give way to your right hand
- The two traffic signs cancel each other out, which means that normal traffic rules apply
An apparently simple intersection question confused road users and led to a heated online debate.
An image of a truck and a motorcycle at an intersection was posted on the Facebook page of the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads, which asked which vehicle had priority.
In the photo both vehicles are standing at the junction with the truck opposite a stop sign and the motorcycle opposite a priority sign.
The Department endorsed the post: & # 39; You know your traffic rules and are now your chance to prove it. & # 39;
An apparently simple intersection question (photo) has confused road users and sparked a heated online debate
Many drivers argued that the truck had to give way because it faces a stop sign and therefore must stop completely, so that the motorcycle has time to move around the intersection.
& # 39; The truck must give way!, & # 39; wrote a user. & # 39; Because the mandatory stop sign is also a priority sign, except that & # 39; & # 39; stop & # 39; & # 39; has more traffic power than the priority board in itself. & # 39;
& # 39; I thought the truck had to give way because it had to stop completely, & # 39; another person added.
But when the department posted the correct answer, the drivers turned out to be wrong.
The Department endorsed the post (photo) & # 39; you know your traffic rules and now is your chance to prove it & # 39; but the response from road users showed that many were wrong about who had to give way
& # 39; The answer is that the motorcycle must give way to the truck & # 39 ;, wrote the department.
& # 39; A stop sign is no more powerful than a priority sign.
& # 39; When two motorists arrive at stops or give priority signs, the signs cancel each other out and the normal priority rules apply. According to these rules, if a driver is driving straight ahead, he must make room for every vehicle approaching from the right.
& # 39; The motorcycle must give way to the truck because the truck is on the right. & # 39;
The answer shocked many viewers.
& # 39; Wow, I never knew this & # 39 ;, says a comment.
& # 39; I was run over by the truck, & # 39; wrote another.
& # 39; Why would you create such a confusing traffic rule? & # 39; another user posted.
Some drivers suggested that the department notice the people who get the wrong answer.
& # 39; I'm afraid of some answers here. I can't believe that some people have a permit and are on their way & # 39 ;, is a comment.
& # 39; These questions are an excellent opportunity to remove names – revoke permits and enforce refresher courses for drivers, & # 39; another said.
& # 39; Scary to think they are driving among us. & # 39;
The Department's response was confused by road users, with a comment & # 39; why would you make such a & confusing traffic rule? & # 39;
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