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Situations that require a driver to yield right-of-way
Right of way is the right of one driver to go first or to cross in front of another driver. Right of way laws are to help and aid the flow of traffic in a safe way. At some point while driving, you will have to let someone else go first, or yield right of way. Drivers should never assume that you have right of way; you do not have right of way unless someone gives it to you.
Always be alert to the lack of mistake and knowledge of other drivers. For example, don’t expect that just because you are on the right of another vehicle at a four way stop that others will yield to you. Right of way laws are issued by the Uniform Vehicle Code, therefore they are the same in all 50 States. Violation of right of way laws are one of the main causes of traffic crashes and accidents.
There are several different scenarios at intersections that involve yielding right of way. These scenarios can be based on the type of intersection you are approaching as a driver, when you arrive at the intersection, and if you are to the right or left of another vehicle. Different types include: Controlled intersections using road signs or traffic lights Uncontrolled intersections with no signs or traffic lights Four-Way Stops Intersections with traffic that does not stop
Uncontrolled Intersections – yield to vehicles already in the intersection. Also, drivers on the left must yield to those on the right. Controlled Intersections with Traffic Lights – yield to vehicles still in the intersection when the light changes. Controlled Intersections with Through Traffic – at stop or yield signs, yield to traffic on the through street. Four Way Stops – yield to vehicles that arrive first. If arriving at the same time, yield to the vehicle on the right.
The picture below shows an uncontrolled intersection with no lights or signs. Why is the driver in the red car continuing to move, why do they have the right of way?
ANSWERS IIt was the first car to the intersection. IIt is to the “right” of the blue car. TThere is no car to it’s “right” at the intersection.
TThe picture below shows an intersection controlled by stop signs and pavement markings. WWhich car in the picture should proceed first and why?
ANSWERS The blue car has the right of way because they do not have a stop sign. The red car must wait until the blue passes through the intersection before proceeding forward.
AAnother scenario shows three cars at a 4 Way Stop. AAssuming that all of them were there at the same time, who has the right of way?
ANSWERS CCar C (blue) would have the right of way. CCar B (yellow) would go next followed by A (green).
WWhen making a left turn within an intersection or into an alley, driveway, or private road, you must yield the right of any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction when it is within the intersection or so close to as to constitute and immediate hazard.
Scenario – Based on the information you were presented in the previous slide, which vehicle in the diagram below has the right of way.
The red car has the right of way in this scenario because the silver car is turning left therefore it will wait until the red car has proceeded through the intersection before making its turn.
When you are exiting or leaving a driveway or alley, you must yield to all traffic in the roadway. In the picture below, who has the right of way?
ANSWER CCar A has the right of way. CCar B is exiting a driveway or alley, therefore they must allow Car A to pass before pulling into the road. Car B should come to a complete stop before exiting the driveway/alley.
Match speed to traffic on freeway. Watch, signal and merge into traffic. Drivers on freeway should allow you room. Do NOT come to a full stop in the acceleration lane!
On entrance ramps with no acceleration lane – obey the YIELD!
An oncoming train ALWAYS has the right of way! Slow down and look for the signs. Lights Signals Gates
Expect a train at any time! Be cautious day and night. Never get trapped on the track. Always be sure you can clear the track before crossing. Never drive around gates. Never race a train to the crossing – even if you tie, you lose!
Alabama ranks #13 in the nation for highway- railroad crossing fatalities. A motorist is 40 times more likely to die in a crash involving a train.
Drivers must yield to all types of emergency vehicles (ambulance, fire, police) when they are displaying a flashing red or blue light and sounding a siren or bell.
If an emergency vehicle is overtaking or meeting you, pull to the side of the roadway (if possible) and stop. In an intersection, clear it before stopping. Don’t proceed until the emergency vehicle has passed.