By Jeremy Rochow
Published: Friday, February 8, 2019
Updated: May 19, 2020 at 1:42 pm
You've experienced our hardest-ever road rules quiz. Now it's time to find out how many questions you answered correctly and if you can claim the throne as ruler of the road.
Contrary to popular belief, a stop sign isn’t more powerful than a give way sign.
The signs therefore cancel each other out and the blue car needs to give way to the green car as it’s turning right, and must give way to oncoming traffic.
It’s an offence for pedestrians to walk without due care or attention, or without reasonable consideration for other people using the road.
You can be summonsed to court and receive a maximum fine of $2500.
In this scenario the green car is turning left using a slip lane and must give way to the blue car that’s turning right onto the same road.
The green car must also give way to any pedestrian or bicycle entering the slip lane. This means the pedestrians and blue car can go at the same time followed by the green vehicle.
Motorists need to keep left on a multi-lane road when there’s a keep left unless overtaking sign or the speed limit is more than 80km/h.
Driving in the right lane of a multi-lane road can result in a $258 fine, $60 Victims of Crime Levy and two demerit points.
Both cars need to indicate for a sufficient amount of time before changing lanes to ensure other road users are aware of their intended actions, and are aware of any other vehicles entering into the same lane. After that, courtesy takes over.
It’s a common misconception that the default speed limit on South Australian country roads is 110km/h.
Unless a road sign indicates otherwise, the speed limit outside of built-up areas in SA is 100km/h. In built-up areas the default speed limit is 50km/h.
The give way sign at the modified T-intersection means the red car is travelling on the continuing road, which curves to the right.
The yellow car is facing a give way sign and must give way to all other traffic. Therefore, the red vehicle goes first.
The blue car is next as it’s effectively turning right off the continuing road, and the yellow goes last.
Pedestrians must not cross a road, or part of a road, within 20m of a designated crossing (unless of course it’s at the crossing).
If the designated crossing is more than 20m away you can cross the road at any point, but you must take the shortest, safest route.
Drivers don’t have to give way to pedestrians at roundabouts. But of course drivers need to be aware of pedestrian activity around roundabouts.
In situation one, the motorist can cross the solid white line to park as long as it’s parallel with the car’s current position.
The motorist in example two can cross the white line to enter or leave a road or a driveway.
It’s illegal for the driver of the vehicle to overtake the car in front in the third example. The driver should wait for an overtaking lane or a broken white line to attempt the manoeuvre.
The car in the fourth illustration can only overtake the parked emergency services vehicle, seen as an obstruction in this instance, if it’s safe to cross to the other side of the road.
In the final scenario, the driver should give the cyclist a gap of at least 1m when travelling on roads 60km/h and under and 1.5m on roads over 60km/h. The motorist can therefore cross the centre dividing lines if it’s safe to do so to ensure they leave the required gap between the vehicle and cyclist.
Neither. Courtesy applies in this situation as both vehicles are coming to the centre of the road.
You can’t be fined in SA for leaving your car unsecured, however in some other states it’s an offence to walk away from your vehicle if it’s unlocked, the keys are left in the ignition, or the parking brake is not applied.
Drivers need to reduce their speed to 25km/h when passing a school bus that has stopped to pick up or drop off children.
This situation could be tricky for some motorists as they may confuse the left turning lane for a slip lane.
It’s for this reason that the blue car goes first, followed by the red one. From there, usual give way rules stipulate the yellow car goes third, and the green car last.
How many did you get correct?
1-4: You need to brush up on your road rules.
5-8: You’ve still got a bit to learn.
9-13: Your road rule knowledge is top notch.
14: Congratulations, you’re the ruler of the road!