You might have a licence as well as a squeaky clean driving record, but how well do you know the rules of the road? Australian drivers aren't short on road rules they need to remember, and when asked - most drivers rate their knowledge of the road as good, even excellent. Nevertheless, for many the sight of an unbroken double line means you're simply not allowed to cross it at any stage - but it appears this is simply not true.
To turn or not to turn?
A surprising number of motorists are under the impression that it's illegal to cross a continuous double or single line when driving off or onto a road. And if you're one of the people who believed you weren't able to cross an unbroken line while driving, you're certainly not alone.
The NSW Roads and Maritime Services state that drivers are allowed to cross a single or double line if the driver wants to enter or leave a property "by the shortest route". For example, it is legal to turn right over dividing lines when exiting a petrol station or shopping centre - unless there is a sign specifically stating you can't.