Roundabout road rule quiz sparks heated debate

Roundabout road rule quiz sparks heated debate – so do you know when to indicate?

  • A road rules quiz about when to indicate on a roundabout has sparked fury
  • The question was about whether a car turning right should indicate, and when 
  • Swathes of motorists claimed drivers know the rules, but refuse to follow them

By Charlotte Karp For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 06:37, 19 October 2020 | Updated: 07:11, 19 October 2020

A quiz about when to indicate on a roundabout has sparked fury among social media users with explosive claims that drivers know the rules but refuse to follow them.

The question was shared on Facebook by the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland on Monday.

A graphic showed a blue car entering a roundabout before turning right, through the third exit.

Motorists were asked to choose between four possible answers as to when the driver of the blue car should indicate.

A graphic showed a blue car entering a roundabout before turning right, through the third exit (pictured)

Roundabout road rule quiz sparks heated debate

Option A stated that no indicating was necessary while B said the driver should only signal left before exiting

Option A stated that no indicating was necessary while B said the driver should only signal left before exiting.

Response C said the driver should indicate right while approaching and entering the roundabout and left upon exiting, and option D claimed the motorist should use their right blinker when approaching, entering, and exiting.

While most social media users answered correctly with option C, many used the opportunity to lambaste other drivers for their refusal to follow the basic rule.

‘It doesn’t matter what the picture show, reality not even close to the solution described by the book.

In real life the red and blue car will wait till council build a traffic light,’ one sarcastic user wrote.

‘C, although cars in Bundaberg don’t come fitted with indicators,’ another joked.

‘We all know C is the correct answer, but A and B is how most people drive these days,’ someone else added. 

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While most social media users answered correctly with option C, many used the opportunity to lambaste other drivers for their refusal to follow the basic rule

‘Interesting statistics here, all comments 100 per cent correct, only one per cent will do the right thing…’

The Department of Transport’s website says drivers must always indicate to turn left or right on a roundabout. 

When turning right, licence holders must use their right indicator as they approach and enter the roundabout.

Before exiting, they are required to signal left and follow the exit lane marking. 

If turning left, motorists must use the left indicator as they approach and enter the roundabout and continue to signal left upon exiting. 

Signalling is not needed when driving straight ahead.