‘Simple’ road rule question stumps a lot of Australian drivers – so should this car give way?
- A complicated road rule quiz posted by the NRMA has divided the Internet
- The question asks motorists if they need to give way to just one or two vehicles
- Most motorists correctly answered the first part but didn’t know the second
Social media users have gone around in circles trying to answer a simple road rule quiz that has divided the Internet.
The NRMA posted a graphic showing three cars at a roundabout and asked the question: ‘You are vehicle C, which vehicle/s should you give way to’.
Vehicle C is about to enter the roundabout along with vehicle B which is on the opposite side, while vehicle A is already on the roundabout and proceeding straight.
Social media users have gone around in circles trying to answer a simple road rule quiz that has divided the Internet
The NRMA clarified the correct answer to motorists explaining there is no need to give way to Vehicle B
While most Facebook users correctly identified that the driver must give way to vehicle A, many weren’t so sure about what to do with vehicle B.
‘C gives way to A. ‘What B has to do depends on whether C enters the roundabout before B,’ one person commented.
Another said: ‘If Car B enters before Car C, Car C still has to give way, likewise Car B has to give way to Car A because Car A is already on the roundabout regardless of if Car A will impact Car B or not.’
A frustrated motorist wrote: ‘Who gives a flying f**k no one uses them properly anyway no matter how much you drum into their peahead brains.’
Motorists about to enter a roundabout must give way to any vehicle already on the roundabout
In 2019 there were 1,195 road crash deaths in Australia – an increase of 5.3 per cent from 2018
The NRMA clarified the correct answer to motorists explaining that there is no need to give way to Vehicle B.
‘A driver entering a roundabout must give way to any vehicle already on a roundabout,’ the NRMA said.
‘Vehicle A is already on the roundabout and travelling in front of vehicle C. Vehicle B does not affect either vehicle A or C.’