Australian drivers are baffled by a simple quiz on the rules of the road on the merger – so which car should give way?
- A simple question on the highway code on the merger published by the RACQ left the drivers perplexed
- The question asked which vehicle should yield in scenario A and scenario B
- Scenario A showed a blue vehicle in the left lane indicating to leave an end lane
- Scenario B showed a blue vehicle in the same situation but the road markings continued
A simple traffic law question regarding the merger sparked heated debate online and left many Australian drivers in awe.
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) posted the quiz on Facebook on Wednesday with two different scenarios to test drivers’ knowledge.
The company asked motorists to correctly determine which vehicle should give way in both scenarios.
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) released the quiz with two scenarios on its Facebook page on Wednesday to test drivers’ knowledge of the merger
In the graphic of Scenario A, it showed a blue vehicle indicating to leave the left lane and merge into the right lane where a slightly receding yellow vehicle occupied the lane.
Scenario B image showed the blue vehicle again indicating to leave the arrival lane on the left, but in this case the dotted road markings continued along the route.
The RACQ offered four different answers to choose from.
‘A) Yellow in scenario A, blue in scenario B.’
‘B) Blue in scenario A, yellow in scenario B.’
‘C) Blue in both scenarios.’
‘D) Yellow in both scenarios.’
The question divided social media users, sparking a wave of responses from avid drivers in no time
The question divided social media users, sparking a wave of responses from avid drivers in no time.
The majority of motorists believed that the yellow car should yield in Scenario A, while the blue car should yield in Scenario B.
One user wrote: 6’A. The blue car has right of way at A, because there is no line, and is in front. The yellow car has priority in B, because there are lines.
“The correct answer is A. Too many people think the yellow should give in in Scenario B. Out of courtesy, yes, many do, but in Scenario B the blue car should always be ready to give in,” said one. other.
While a third user wrote: “If there is a broken line, the car crossing it gives way. If there is no line, the following car gives way.
However, some people disagreed with the majority of Facebook and had different opinions on the rules of the road.
One user wrote: “D, both are a merge lane and blue is in front with the indicator on.”
“I know there are rules, but I let the one in front go. It’s the easiest way, I think, ”said another.
While a third said, “In reality neither will. Both will speed up trying to get ahead of the other.
Some motorists were shocked by the number of drivers who did not know the rules of the road.
One person wrote: “I’m just blown away how many people actually have no idea what the traffic rules are. No wonder there are so many accidents and deaths on our roads.
After confusing the drivers, the RACQ later intervened and revealed that option A was the correct answer as the yellow car was to give way in scenario A and the blue car was to give way in scenario B.
The organization added: “When merging at an unmarked location, the car behind must give way, but where your lane ends as indicated by the markings, you must give way to a vehicle in the lane in. which you enter. “