RACQ sets record straight on centre lines

The State’s peak motoring body has set the record straight on centre lines after a quiz sparked robust debate on social media.

RACQ posted the above diagram to its Facebook page which showed four cars making various turning movements over a single continuous centre line, and asked the audience which of the vehicles could legally perform the turn.

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Almost 300 people responded to the post, and RACQ spokesperson Lucinda Ross said the variety of answers confirmed the need to clarify the rules around this particular road marking.

“In this scenario, all vehicles can turn legally as drivers can cross a single continuous centre line if they’re entering or leaving the road. This includes turning into or from a driveway or a carpark,” Ms Ross said.

“You cannot cross a single continuous line to overtake or do a U-turn, however, you can cross them to pass a bicycle rider, provided you can do so safely and have a clear view of approaching traffic.”

It follows a series of that had also generated discussion on social media in recent weeks.