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Motorists are struggling to come to grips with a road rule involving pedestrians and driveways.

Motorists are struggling to come to grips with a road rule involving pedestrians and driveways.

A Facebook post by the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (DOTMR) has caused hundreds of confused responses.

The post asked Queenslanders who gives way, showing a graphic of a car entering driveway and a pedestrian walking along the pathway.

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"Are you smarter than a 5th grader?" the post asked.

The post has generated more than 250 comments since being posted yesterday, with some threads containing long debates from drivers unsure of the rules.

The most common mistake seemed to be users thinking it was illegal to cross a solid white line.

"I was of the opinion that you couldn't turn over a solid white line," one user wrote.

You can, but only in certain circumstances.

In Queensland, a car can cross a single white line to enter or leave a road, including entering or leaving a property. But a driver still has to give way to pedestrians.

"You're not allowed to cross a double continuous centre line—except to safely pass a bike rider or to move out of the way of an emergency vehicle," said DOTMR.

"The orange car needs to give way. Remember—when you're leaving a road, you must give way to pedestrians on the footpath you're intending to cross.

"Always keep an eye out for pedestrians, especially children who are still developing their road awareness skills. Take special care when you're driving near schools and playgrounds," the DOTMR commented.

The post was a reminder to drivers to remain vigilant with an increase in children walking to and from school.

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Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/queensland-drivers-confused-over-road-rules-do-you-know-the-answer/9cf9abff-9a95-44d6-b746-ab90d8a687e8

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