Simple road rule question stumps Australian drivers on who gives way in 10km/h shared zone

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Simple road rule question stumps Australian drivers on who gives way in 10km/h shared zone

Simple road rule question stumps Australian drivers - so are pedestrians or cars meant to give way in a shared zone?A quiz on who shou

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Simple road rule question stumps Australian drivers – so are pedestrians or cars meant to give way in a shared zone?

  • A quiz on who should give way in a shared zone has stumped Australian drivers
  • Online image showed cars waiting at a shared zone with a pedestrian walking 
  • Drivers were left guessing, with some saying that no one had the right of way  

A ‘simple’ traffic rule quiz asking who gives way in a 10km/h shared zone has stumped Australian motorists.

The question was shared to Facebook by Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ) on Wednesday, giving drivers a chance to prove they know the road rules.

‘QuizTime – the light paved area is a 10km/h shared zone. Who gives way in a shared zone?’ The question read. 

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland shared a graphic of two vehicles and a pedestrian at a 10km/h shared zone

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland shared a graphic of two vehicles and a pedestrian at a 10km/h shared zone 

The RACQ Quiz tested Australia drivers on their knowledge on giving way in a shared zone (pictured: stock image of shared zone sign)

The RACQ Quiz tested Australia drivers on their knowledge on giving way in a shared zone (pictured: stock image of shared zone sign) 

Poll

Who should give way?

  • Driver 3 votes
  • Pedestrian 1 votes
  • No one has priority 0 votes

The options were: ‘a’ for pedestrians, ‘b’ for vehicles and ‘c’ for no one has priority, the zone is shared.   

The graphic shows a yellow and blue vehicle waiting to enter a 10km/h shared zone, as a pedestrian walks into the middle of the zone. 

Some social media users appeared to be confused with the road rule saying the rule depends on the situation.

‘I always thought it was C with both pedestrians and cars being careful and wary of the other,’ one user said. 

‘It’s B. Cars must give way to pedestrians in shared zones,’ another refuted. 

‘You always have to give way to pedestrians. Its like the number one rule’, another said. 

Other users said none of the options were correct. 

‘The option should be D, driver sees pedestrian coming so speeds up to get across before the pedestrian gets there, cause who wants to wait right?’, A user said. 

‘The people harping on about pedestrians always having “right of way” scare me, as both the driver of a vehicle and a pedestrian. Pedestrians DO NOT always have right of way,’ another said. 

The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland said the correct answer to the question was ‘B’.  

‘Vehicles must give way to pedestrians in a shared zone,’ RACQ commented. 

Australian drivers were left stumped when questioned on the rules relating to a shared zone (pictured: stock image of shared zone sign)

Australian drivers were left stumped when questioned on the rules relating to a shared zone (pictured: stock image of shared zone sign) 

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