Australian drivers had their knowledge of children’s crossings put to the test with a road safety quiz.
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland shared a graphic showing a car at a busy children’s crossing to Facebook on Wednesday.
One blue car can be seen waiting while two pedestrians walk across the road.
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland shared a graphic showing a car at a busy children’s crossing to Facebook (pictured)
The RACQ quizzed drivers on their safety knowledge when driving near a childrens crossing (pictured: stock image of a child walking on a crossing)
‘True or false? The blue vehicle can proceed through the children’s crossing after the pedestrians have moved out of the driver’s path’, the Facebook post asked.
Social media users were quick to flood the comment section with nearly a unanimous response.
‘False, have to wait until all pedestrians crossing reach the footpath on the other side,’ a user wrote.
‘False must wait until on the footpath. This applies to all pedestrian crossings,’ another said.
A road safety quiz by Royal Automobile Club of Queensland quizzed drivers on their knowledge on childrens crossings (pictured: stock image of children crossing sign)
‘False have to be off the road on other side,’ another user agreed.
Another social media user said drivers in school zones still get the road rules wrong.
‘False, I’m a school crossing supervisor and its surprising how many drivers get it wrong,’ he said.
‘NSW rules state that the pedestrian must be off the crossing. Queensland rules only state to give way to pedestrians “entering”. Interested to learn the result of this one,’ another said.
The Royal Automobile Club of Queensland said the correct answer to the question was ‘false’.
‘The blue vehicle can only proceed through the children’s crossing once the pedestrians have left and there is no one about to enter the crossing,’ RACQ said.
Social media users agreed that when a approaching a childrens crossing, drivers must wait for pedestrians leave the crossing to continue driving (pictured: stock image of crossign ahead sign)
Source: Daily Mail Australia | World News