March 1, 2021

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Have you ever come across this difficult and rare road rule?

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<p>Motorists are divided over the answer to an obscure road rule, showing NSW drivers may not know their right of way laws as well as they thought.</p>

Motorists are divided over the answer to an obscure road rule, showing NSW drivers may not know their right of way laws as well as they thought.

NSW Road Safety put drivers' knowledge to the test with a diagram showing an intersection with four entry points all marked with a stop sign and a vehicle at each point.

The question was, in what order was each driver permitted to go?

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The post attracted more than 700 comments with drivers in disagreement which order the drivers should go and who has right of way.

The correct answer, provided by NSW Road Safety NSW was C and D, followed by A and then B.

"Vehicle C and Vehicle D can proceed into the intersection first simultaneously, followed by Vehicle A and finally Vehicle B."

According to NSW Road Safety, the type of intersection with four stop signs at each entry point is rare however they do exist.

A number of Facebook users commented on the post expressing their confusion.

"They did this down the road from where I lived once. I figured that even if I worked it out, about 90 per cent of drivers likely wouldn't and I don't blame them. So, I just didn't go that way anymore!" one person commented.

"Please, please, please get rid of the 4 way stops in Newcastle. They are everywhere and hardly anyone knows the rules so they cause chaos. They are totally unnecessary so please just put in give way signs that people understand," another NSW driver said.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/nsw-drivers-confused-difficult-road-rule-who-has-right-of-way/1867ba8f-2690-4c14-844e-39960e724780

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