The merging rules stumping Qld drivers
RACQ has had to set the record straight on merging, after hundreds of drivers were left stumped by a basic road rule on an online quiz.
The post attracted hundreds of comments, with many users answering incorrectly.
Steve I answered: “B. Yellow in both scenarios, because the blue car is in front.”
Thomas D wrote: “C, u always give way to your right.”
Andrew F said: “So many of the responses here highlight how useful these little tests are because so many people simply have no idea.”
RACQ spokesperson Lauren Ritchie said while this was a tricky rule for some drivers to comprehend, it was fundamental for safety that it was followed by motorists on the road.
“When merging at a location without markings whichever car is behind must give way,” Ms Ritchie said.
“However, when your lane comes to an end, you must give way to a vehicle in the lane you are entering.
“When there’s no markings you will usually see a ‘form one lane’ sign, while those lanes with road markings often have 'left lane ends, merge right’ signs.
“Road rules are designed for a reason and that’s to keep traffic flowing safely and effectively.”