If you see a sign with a photo of an animal (see example), watch out for possible animals in or near the roadway. If you see animals or livestock near the roadway, slow down and continue carefully. Be sure to follow the instructions of the person responsible for the animals. If you see a stray animal in your path, slow down or stop if it is safe. Do not swerve, otherwise you risk losing control of your vehicle and causing an accident. Beware of sudden movements of animals, as they are unpredictable and can run on the pavement. It is important to respect the right of way of others on the road, but the rules can become tricky. General guidelines, such as stopping at a red light or stop sign and yielding to pedestrians, are fairly straightforward. However, you will encounter unique situations at intersections and when driving on unfamiliar or dangerous roads. To avoid accidents or injuries, exercise caution and learn to deal with special circumstances in advance. If two vehicles meet on a narrow mountain road on which only one vehicle can drive at a time, the vehicle downhill must yield to the uphill vehicle. The vehicle descending must stop sufficiently to allow the other vehicle to pass. Unless it is more convenient for the uphill vehicle to find a larger space or switch.
If you`re not sure what exactly the Right of Way Act says in certain situations, you can take a refresher course online or in person. Even if you feel quite confident in your knowledge of the highway, it`s always good to keep track of traffic laws and regulations, as they can change from time to time. SafeMotorist.com Driving Safety Article: This article was written by SafeMotorist.com authors of defensive driving personnel and checked for accuracy by defensive driving instructors. All articles are based on current traffic laws and defensive driving practices. This section is for educational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice or a literal interpretation of any particular highway code. A pedestrian crossing is the part of the roadway reserved for pedestrian traffic. If you need to stop because of a sign or signal, you must stop in front of the stop line, pedestrian crossing, stop sign or sign. You must yield to pedestrians entering or on a crosswalk. Not all zebra passages are marked. If there is a stop line in front of the pedestrian crossing, the stop line must be followed first. Pedestrians have priority on marked or unmarked pedestrian crossings. Although pedestrians have the right of way, they must also respect traffic rules.
If you are approaching a crosswalk while driving, you should exercise caution and reduce your speed to ensure pedestrian safety. You may need to stop to ensure pedestrian safety as described in CVC § 21950. Zebra passages are often marked with white lines. Yellow zebra passages can be painted on school crossings. Some crosswalks have flashing lights to warn you that pedestrians may be crossing. Look for pedestrians and be prepared to stop, whether the lights are flashing or not. If 2 vehicles meet on a steep road where none of the vehicles can pass, the downhill vehicle must yield the right of way on the way back until the uphill vehicle can pass. The downhill vehicle has greater control when climbing in reverse. Pedestrians must always have priority at intersections and crosswalks. Since bicycles are considered “vehicles”, they are subject to the same rules as other cyclists; They are not always given priority.
If you turn left at an intersection, you will need to yield to oncoming traffic. When entering traffic, do not attempt to collide if the driver behind you has to slow down to let you in. Of course, in the cases we have already discussed, you have to give way to emergency vehicles and construction vehicles, workers and school buses. A: When you yield the right-of-way, you stop or slow down your vehicle so that the use of the road by another motorist or pedestrian takes precedence over yours. This can be required by law through stop and yield signs, traffic lights, signage and traffic rules. It can also be something that a driver does voluntarily in a dangerous situation, in the interest of safe and polite driving. Clearly, giving in means giving in, waiting until someone else can leave first. (There is a second legal definition of “right of way,” which relates to access to property. The term may appear, for example, in case of intrusion. It has nothing to do with the use of the phrase in the highway code.) You will have to slow down if there is a lot of traffic or bad weather. However, if you block normal and reasonable traffic by driving too slowly, you can be quoted.
If you want to drive slower than other vehicles, do not drive in “lane number 1” (fast lane) (see “Choosing a lane”). If another driver is close behind you and wants to go faster, you should turn right. However, you should always give up your right of way if it helps prevent or avoid a collision or dangerous situation. If you are towing a vehicle or trailer or driving a bus or truck with 3 or more axles, you must drive in the right lane or in a lane specially marked for slower vehicles. If no lanes are marked and there are 4 or more lanes in your direction, you can only drive on one of the 2 lanes closest to the right side of the road. Pedestrians, cyclists or other vehicles next to you may experience sudden strong winds when overtaking or overtaking. Slow down and pass safely and only pass at a safe distance (3 feet or more for cyclists). A: In the simplest sense, “giving in to traffic” simply means waiting for other cars to drive first. There are many specific traffic scenarios where you are required by law to yield to other vehicles, but this can also be used as a defensive driving tactic when you reach an intersection or other road where you don`t know how to proceed. Giving in to others when it`s not necessary can delay traffic if done excessively, but it`s less likely to cause an accident than claiming the right of way if you don`t have it legally.