Simple U-turn rules quiz sparks furious driver debate – so can you get it right?

Simple U-turn rules quiz sparks furious driver debate – so can you get it right?

  • Facebook’s traffic rules quiz posted on Wednesday left countless drivers stunned
  • Focus was outn safely perform a legal U-turn, with varied answers offered
  • Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) later gave the correct answer


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A quiz question about the traffic rules with a legal U-turn has sparked an intense debate among numerous drivers on social media.

The question was shared on the RACQ Facebook page on Wednesday morning and quickly sparked a flurry of different reactions.

The image shows a red car preparing to make a U-turn as an oncoming cyclist from the opposite direction drives into the same room.

You’ll also see a pedestrian waiting at the same point to cross the road, while a blue car on a side street signals a right turn in the same lane.

The quiz question that has left many on social media stumped about when the red car will be allowed to make a legal U-turn

The quiz question that has left many on social media stumped about when the red car will be allowed to make a legal U-turn

While many enabled drivers gave the correct answer, some did not (stock image)

While many enabled drivers gave the correct answer, some did not (stock image)

While many enabled drivers gave the correct answer, some did not (stock image)

“The red car wants to make a legal U-turn, who do they have to give way to before they can?” asked the quiz.

Many responded by stating that the red car should give way to the cyclist and pedestrian.

No wonder there are so many accidents on the road. U-bmorning vehicles give way to all other traffic,” said one of them.

Another thought that ‘drive 100 meters up the road to turn legally elsewhere and not hold up traffic’ was a better option.

A third asked how many people got their driver’s license, given the number of wrong answers.

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland later gave the correct answer on Facebook.

‘The red car has to make way for the cyclist, pedestrian and the blue car. The cyclist can drive straight ahead, as the pedestrian is not in a designated pedestrian or children’s crossing,” they explain.

“The blue car gives way to the pedestrian, who is at or near the intersection crossing the road they are entering. The red car must give way to all vehicles and pedestrians at a U-turn.’

This was supported by the Queensland Department of Transport and Roads, who also confirmed that the red car had to give way to everyone.

“When making a U-turn, you must give way to all other vehicles and pedestrians, even if other vehicles are in front of a priority or stop sign,” the website reads.

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