Aussie drivers are put to the test with what looks like a simple road rules quiz – but is the answer really that simple?
- The traffic rules question was posted on Facebook by Transport WA on Tuesday
- Drivers asked whether a car can legally make a U-turn on a roundabout from the left lane
- Image shows a red car indicating a full turn at a two-lane roundabout
- Residents said it was illegal, while others joked it was normal in Perth
Drivers in Perth have been put to the test with a traffic rules quiz that asks if a driver can make a full U-turn on a roundabout while using the left-hand lane.
The question was posted on Facebook on Tuesday by Transport WA with an image of a red car in the left lane indicating it is making a full turn at the roundabout.
The arrows under the car indicate that the car can only turn left or drive straight on at the roundabout.
“Is the red car legally allowed to make a full turn on the roundabout from the left lane?” WA Transport early.
Is the red car legally allowed to make a full turn at the roundabout from the left lane?
Traffic regulations prohibit motorists from turning completely on a multi-lane roundabout.
They can only use the left lane to turn at the first exit or drive straight ahead.
The majority of residents got the question right and said it was not legal for the car to make the full turn.
“No, they cannot do that from the left lane, only from the right lane,” one person wrote.
‘I’m going with no. They should be in the right lane, signaling 90 degrees left before turning, ”commented another.
“It would depend on the markings and signage on the roundabout. In this case no, ‘someone else wrote.
‘No. That lane is marked for turning left and straight ahead only. To make a U-turn at this roundabout, they would have to enter the roundabout on the right lane, ”commented another.
Other social media users joked that drivers in Perth were not following the traffic rules and would make the illegal turn.
“Of course they can … As long as they give you the ‘my bad’ wave after they cut you,” one of them joked.
“Hell yeah, just throw out the dangers and everyone will move,” commented another.