Seemingly simple road rules question about whether a car can cross an unbroken line to enter a driveway confuses drivers – do you know the answer?
- Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads shared a road diagram
- The image showed a motorcyclist turning over an unbroken line into a driveway
- Confused drivers argued over whether the right turn was a legal manoeuvre
Drivers have been left confused over a seemingly simple road rules question about crossing an unbroken line.
A diagram, showing a motorcyclist indicating to turn right into a driveway, was shared by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads on Monday.
‘You know your road rules, and now’s your chance to prove it,’ the department wrote on social media.
‘Is this motorbike allowed to cross the continuous line to enter into the driveway?’
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads shared a diagram (pictured) of a motorcyclist and asked if the driver was allowed to cross an unbroken line to enter a driveway
The image showed a motorcyclist waiting to turn into the driveway, but would have to cross over the unbroken line in the centre of the road, and another on the edge of the road, to do so.
A debate started among commenters about the legality of the manoeuvre.
‘I always thought you couldn’t cross over,’ one woman wrote.
‘It used to be illegal to cross a solid white line,’ another user said.
‘Everything is possible, just take a breath and hope for the best,’ another joked.
But other users explained the line could be crossed under specific circumstances.
‘Yes, you can turn over a single unbroken line to enter or leave a driveway,’ one commenter said.
‘Rules say you can cross an unbroken line for a driveway or private road,’ another user added.
‘Provided it is safe to do so, you must give way to on coming traffic.’
Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads confirmed the turn was legal ‘as long as you give way to any oncoming traffic, pedestrians or bicycle riders’.
‘You can cross a single continuous centre line to enter or leave a road, including entering or leaving a property,’ the statement said.
‘Remember you can’t cross a single continuous centre line to overtake or do a U-turn.’
Motorists are allowed to cross a single continuous line (pictured above) if they are entering or leaving a road. The line cannot be crossed to overtake or make a U-turn