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Tue, 19 Feb, 2019Courtney Allan

The roundabout road rule sparking furious debate: "Why would you indicate right?"

The roundabout road rule sparking furious debate: "Why would you indicate right?"

“The orange car wants to travel straight through the roundabout. How should they indicate?”

It might sound like a simple question, but it has sent many people into a debate.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads posed the question on its Facebook page and received a bit more feedback than they bargained for, with avid road users commenting their preferred way to leave a roundabout.

Within many eager to prove their knowledge of the road rules, the post quickly racked up likes and comments in the hundreds – and it appears not everyone is a proficient with their road rules knowledge as they might think. 

"I indicate right going on left coming off," one woman posted.

In reply to her response, a commenter wrote: "Why would you indicate right? You aren't going right. You only indicate when exiting the roundabout."

Another driver added: "Indicating is not the issue, the issue is that people think that orange car can go right."

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads also posted a video instructing people on how to effectively use a roundabout.

One commenter said that the best way to get off the roundabout is to “use hazard lights and floor it”, with others agreeing that it’s “probably the safest option on the gold coast to be honest”.

Another FB user pointed out that the Department of Transport had made a good joke. They said: “Funny question QLD transport! We all know QLD drivers don’t have working indicators in their cars!”

The correct answer was revealed to the public via the Department of Transport: “Who got it right? The orange car doesn’t need to indicate to enter the roundabout, but needs to indicate left to exit. The indicator must be turned off once they have exited the roundabout.

Did you know the answer after looking at the picture? Let us know in the comments.