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 quiz posted to RACQ’s Facebook page asked drivers about two merging situations, one with lane markings and one without.

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.”