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One lesser known road rule left hundreds stumped after it was included in an RACQ quiz

Hundreds of drivers struggled to answer a question about one tricky road rule correctly after it was posed by a motoring organisation.

Drivers have been left stumped after being posed a tricky road rule quiz involving a lesser-known driving manoeuvre.

Queensland motoring organisation the RACQ asked motorists on Wednesday to identify how one vehicle should correctly execute a legal U-turn when there were three other people involved.

In a graphic shared to Facebook, a red vehicle was indicating its desire to execute a U-turn, but there was a blue car, cyclist and pedestrian in its immediate surroundings.

The blue car needed to turn into the same lane, which was already occupied by a cyclist, and attempting to be crossed by the pedestrian.

“The red car wants to perform a legal U-turn, who do they need to give way to before they can?” RACQ asked.

While the correct answer was clear to some, most people who responded majorly missed the mark.

Many guess the red car just needed to give way to the cyclist and the pedestrian, while several argued there was no way the U-turn could be considered legal.

“Well that’s pretty clear, the cyclist needs to merge left off the road entirely, the pedestrian needs to wait until its clear before crossing. Then the blue car first followed by the red car,” one of the wrong responses read.

“Blue car gives way because [it’s] not on a main road,” another incorrect driver wrote.

“Give way to the cyclist. The pedestrian can wait because they aren’t on a zebra crossing,” a third wrong response read.

RACQ later updated the post to explain what the correct order was, highlighting just how poorly some drivers often interpret the road rules.

It explained the red car actually needed to give way to the cyclist, pedestrian and the blue car before executing its U-turn.

“The cyclist can continue straight ahead as the pedestrian is not at a designated pedestrian or children’s crossing,” the answer read.

“The blue car gives way to the pedestrian, who is at or near the intersection crossing the road they are entering. The red car must give way to all vehicles and pedestrians when doing a U-turn.”

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