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[Ontario] Pop quiz to test your knowledge of driving laws

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  • Jul 20th, 2019 10:07 am

Poll: Which of these is false?

  • Total votes: 102. You have voted on this poll.
Crossing yellow lines is against the law
 
16
16%
You cannot pass a car with double yellow lines - you must wait for broken yellow lines to pass a car
 
11
11%
Changing lanes within intersection (or 100 m of) is against the rules
 
9
9%
If you fail to clear a controlled intersections (i.e., with traffic lights) before it turns red, you have committed an offense
 
11
11%
You must always signal before changing lanes or turning, even if no one is impacted by your movement
 
12
12%
U-turns are illegal
 
20
20%
Accidents in parking lots are treated as 50-50 fault.
 
13
13%
(All options above are false)
 
10
10%

Poll ended at Jul 20th, 2019 12:18 am

[OP]
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[Ontario] Pop quiz to test your knowledge of driving laws

A quick quiz to test how well we know the rules of Ontario. We can discuss answers after we vote.

Update: Answer below in comments

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Last edited by WinterSleep on Jul 20th, 2019 10:23 am, edited 6 times in total.
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[OP]
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Very interesting results...

HINT: only one option is correct! Winking Face
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Ahaha everyone here is a shitty driver. SJW gtfo
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I would update the wording on this option to remove any question regarding it:

Crossing yellow lines is against the law
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WinterSleep wrote:
Jul 19th, 2019 12:14 pm
Very interesting results...

HINT: only one option is correct! Winking Face
I see what you did there....
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Viperoni wrote:
Jul 19th, 2019 1:36 pm
I would update the wording on this option to remove any question regarding it:

Crossing yellow lines is against the law
Not sure what you mean. Nevertheless edits aren't allowed.
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BeaverLiquor wrote:
Jul 19th, 2019 2:35 pm
Let me guess, the OP got a ticket for one of the options listed.
It occurred to me most people don't know the rules. And this poll proves it.

Anyway, 9% got it right. The correct choice was the last choice:
Edit: Image of answer posted to OP.
Last edited by WinterSleep on Jul 20th, 2019 10:15 am, edited 1 time in total.
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WTF?
Which one of these is FALSE?
last answer is ALL FALSE?

A DOUBLE FALSE, that's a TRUE.
Do you know how to phrase a question?
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konsensei wrote:
Jul 19th, 2019 3:47 pm
WTF?
Which one of these is FALSE?
last answer is ALL FALSE?

A DOUBLE FALSE, that's a TRUE.
Do you know how to phrase a question?
Yeah I get that technicality, couldn't change it afterwards but I thought it was implied...
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This entire survey is false and sends the wrong message.

It's not so much whether any of these actions are legal or not, but whether they are safe to do. All except the last one regarding parking lot accidents involve driving. I wouldn't do any of these if alternatives are available.
Tis banana is IRIE :razz:

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chimaican wrote:
Jul 19th, 2019 5:08 pm
This entire survey is false and sends the wrong message.

It's not so much whether any of these actions are legal or not, but whether they are safe to do. All except the last one regarding parking lot accidents involve driving. I wouldn't do any of these if alternatives are available.
I don't think it sends the wrong message per se.

I'll give an example - someone intends to make a right turn into a busy street. They see a car traveling in left lane, and since they intend to turn into the right lane, they assume they have right of way since car on left lane is not legally allowed to change lanes within the intersection. They attempt the turn, and there is an accident. Had they known the law better, this wouldn't have happened.
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WinterSleep wrote:
Jul 19th, 2019 5:14 pm
I don't think it sends the wrong message per se.

I'll give an example - someone intends to make a right turn into a busy street. They see a car traveling in left lane, and since they intend to turn into the right lane, they assume they have right of way since car on left lane is not legally allowed to change lanes within the intersection. They attempt the turn, and there is an accident. Had they known the law better, this wouldn't have happened.
Yes, but that person in the left lane shouldn't change lanes in the intersection whether they are legally allowed to or not as it's not safe practice. Defensive driving includes being smart and cautious and not always who has the right of way. If the driver going straight (as per your example) is driving defensively, he/she would see the car waiting to turn right and should make the decision to change lanes after passing the intersection thereby avoiding the possibility of them pulling out into oncoming traffic.
Tis banana is IRIE :razz:

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chimaican wrote:
Jul 19th, 2019 5:22 pm
Yes, but that person in the left lane shouldn't change lanes in the intersection whether they are legally allowed to or not as it's not safe practice. Defensive driving includes being smart and cautious and not always who has the right of way. If the driver going straight (as per your example) is driving defensively, he/she would see the car waiting to turn right and should make the decision to change lanes after passing the intersection thereby avoiding the possibility of them pulling out into oncoming traffic.
Yes, the person perhaps SHOULD not change lanes, but they are within their full rights to do so. If the Right-Turner doesn't understand that they are obliged by law to ensure path is clear before making the turn, that is, a SHALL, they will cause the accident not knowing the law.

And this poll shows most don't know how all these items are perfectly allowed within the law.
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Just because they’re not illegal doesn’t mean they’re not dick moves.

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