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Right of Way Laws and Traffic Tickets: Who Goes First?

Posted on: October 3rd, 2011 by Traffic School

Unsurprisingly, many traffic tickets and accidents are due to people not following right of way, or failure to yield, laws. These laws are extremely important because they let us know who should travel first at an intersection and ensure that we drive safely and avoid accidents and traffic tickets. Here are some of the most common right of way laws.

  • If you are approaching an intersection, you need to yield the right of way to traffic already in the intersection.
  • When drivers reach an intersection at the same time and are coming from opposite directions, a driver turning left must yield to a driver turning right or going straight.
  • When two or more driver’s approach an intersection with stop signs at the same time, you must yield to driver’s on your left.
  • Anytime you enter a road from a driveway, alley, or private road, you must yield to traffic already traveling on the street.
  • Drivers always must yield to pedestrians.

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