Motorists were left scratching their heads over a graphic shared by the RACQ showing a confusing hypothetical intersection.
Drivers have been left puzzled over a baffling road rule quiz involving four vehicles stopped at a confusing intersection.
The mind boggling proposition was posed by RACQ to Facebook on Wednesday, and asked drivers to identify the correct order of how each vehicle should move through the crossroad.
Three cars, coloured black, green and blue, were indicating their intention to make a right turn, while a yellow bus wanted to continue travelling straight.
Both the blue car and yellow bus were stationary at stops signs on opposite sides of the intersection, while the green car was stopped at a give way sign, and the black car had no sign at all.
Almost 900 people responded to the road rule quiz, sharing what they thought the correct order was.
“This hurts my head to look at but I think blue car goes last, black first, then yellow then green then blue, give way to your right,” one person wrote in a comment.
“In this order yellow then black green then blue except in Qld where everyone thinks they have right of way,” someone else said.
“If all arrived at same time the order would be, black first, then yellow, blue and last green,” a third wrote.
The overwhelming consensus was that such a scenario would be rare in real life, and an intersection of similar nature would likely had either traffic lights or a roundabout.
Many also pointed out it was bizarre to see the black car in the right lane, leading them to believe it must be exiting a one-way street.
“The better question is, who signed off the approval for this intersection, and signage to be used,” one person joked.
Correct answer revealed
RACQ later updated the post with the correct answer, likely leaving many surprised at their incorrect interpretation of the road rules.
“The last vehicle to move would be the blue car! Black goes first, then yellow, green and blue as they all are facing give way or stop signs/lines and give way to the right rules apply,” RACQ wrote.
A large volume of drivers stood firm on their opinion that the layout of the intersection left a lot to be desired.
“This intersection shouldn’t exist. Put in a roundabout or traffic lights please,” one person wrote.
“To save all the confusion, just put traffic lights in. I would have thought a give way sign means exactly that. Give way to all traffic,” another said.
“Who designs these stupid intersections. Just put lights or a roundabout in and be done with it,” a third said.