“Stupid rule. What is the point? ” The road law quiz divides drivers – so you know the right answer?
- QLD’s Department of Transport and Main Roads questioned motorists’ knowledge
- The image showed the car preparing to make a turn after driving over a painted island
- The quiz wondered if it was acceptable to drive across the painted island
Drivers continue to scratch their heads at a traffic rule that makes it illegal for drivers to turn right at an intersection.
A scenario shared by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads showed a car driving in the far right lane as the motorist tried to turn right.
The car had driven over a painted island to make the turn, which is legal in Queensland.
Motorists in the state are only allowed to drive on a painted traffic island up to 50 meters if they are driving up or down the road or driving down an exit lane that begins after the section.
“You know your traffic rules, now is your chance to prove it,” the post read.
Queensland’s Department of Transport and Main Roads shared an image of an orange car trying to make a right turn after driving over a painted island. The department asked if this was allowed
“The orange car wants to turn right. Are they allowed to drive across the painted island to enter the bend? ‘
Several drivers replied that it was possible to drive across the painted island in certain situations.
However, many called the rule unnecessary or “stupid.”
A motorist said, “Stupid rule, what’s the point of the island? Why not just mark it as two lanes earlier? ‘
Another added: The answer is yes, but that begs the question, “What’s the point of having them?” ‘
Several social media users replied that it was possible to drive across the painted island in certain situations
But the social media user wrongly said it was illegal to drive across painted islands.
There are two other reasons why a motorist can drive across a painted island in Queensland, such as leaving or driving on the road.
You can also drive across the painted island to safely overtake a cyclist.
It is not possible to drive across the painted island if it is surrounded by double continuous lines or if the traffic traveling in the same direction is separated.
An example of this is where a driveway turns into a highway.