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Drivers left stumped over tricky road rules quiz: Who has the right of way?

Drivers left stumped over tricky road rules quiz: Who has the right of way?

A new road rules quiz has left Facebook users stumped as they try to answer who has the right of way at an intersection.

New South Wales Road Safety posted the quiz to its social media page on Monday, showing two cars, a cyclist and a pedestrian.

“In the intersection below, in what order from A to D is each person permitted to go?” they asked motorists.

The question comes in the form of an image featuring two cars on opposite sides indicating to the same lane and direction a cyclist is riding.

On the same corner, a pedestrian is waiting to cross the road.

Each commuter is labelled A, B, C and D.

“D B A and finally C has to go. Is that correct please can someone please confirm to me best of luck,” one user guessed incorrectly.

“BCAD there are no traffic lights person must wait,” said another user, who was also incorrect.

On the other end, some didn’t even attempt to guess, instead, they waited for the answer.

“So what’s the right answer?” a user asked.

The post was up for an entire day before NSW Road Safety revealed the correct answer. They said that the correct sequence was B, D, C and A.

“Bicycle B is going straight through the intersection (without a stop sign or give way sign applying to them) so isn’t required to give way to any vehicle or pedestrian,” read the post. “When crossing at an intersection, Pedestrian D must give way to oncoming vehicles going straight ahead. Car C is turning after stopping at a stop sign so must give way to any pedestrian crossing the road it’s turning into (Pedestrian D) and all vehicles in, entering or approaching the intersection (Bicycle B), except drivers turning right (Car A).

“Car A is turning after stopping at a stop sign so must give way to vehicles in, entering or approaching the intersection.” One user found the witty side of the road rules quiz, saying that in real life, a different set of rules apply. “D steps out without even looking because they are watching a cat video on their phone, C runs over D because they didn't look left; B collides with C and ends up going to hospital with a broken clavicle,” they wrote.

“A crosses into oncoming lanes, drives around the lot and continues on their way; B somehow gets blamed for the whole thing because they're on a bicycle.”

Did you answer this tricky road rules quiz correctly? Let us know in the comments below.