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Police Address Right of Way at Intersections

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06-23-2020 Right of wayHave you ever come to a stop at a four-way intersection at approximately the same time as another driver, and you were unsure who should proceed first? This week’s Traffic stop Tuesday addresses this very issue.

According to Standard Traffic Ordinance (STO), Sec. 57 on Vehicles Approaching or Entering Intersection, When two vehicles approach or enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.

In the illustration we provided, B should yield to A, since A is right of B. Hopefully, next time you encounter this situation you won’t be left sitting at the intersection. Sometimes, there are vehicles stopped in all four positions, which can make things a bit confusing. When in doubt about who should proceed, for safety sake, be courteous and wait.

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