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III. Sharing the road
Yielding the right-of-way

There are times when you must yield the right-of-way. This means you must let another person go first. Here are some rules about when you must yield the right-of-way:

At an intersection without signs or lights, you must yield the right- of-way to any vehicle approaching from the right (Diagram 3-4).

an uncontrolled intersection
Diagram 3-4
At an intersection with stop signs at all corners, you must yield the right-of-way to the first vehicle to come to a complete stop. If two vehicles stop at the same time, the vehicle on the left must yield to the vehicle on the right (Diagram 3-5).
a controlled intersection
Diagram 3-5
At any intersection where you want to turn left or right, you must yield the right-of-way. If you are turning left, you must wait for approaching traffic to pass or turn and for pedestrians in your path to cross. If you are turning right, you must wait for pedestrians to cross (Diagram 3-6).
a vehicle yielding the right-of-way to approaching vehicle turning right and a pedestrian crossing intersection
Diagram 3-6
A yield sign means you must slow down or stop if necessary and yield the right-of-way to traffic in the intersection or on the intersecting road. When entering a road from a private road or driveway, you must yield to vehicles on the road and pedestrians on the sidewalk (Diagram 3-7).
a vehicle yielding the right-of-way to vehicles on the road and pedestrians crossing on the sidewalk when entering road from a private driveway or road
Diagram 3-7
You must yield the right-of-way and wait for pedestrians to completely cross the road at specially marked pedestrian crossings or crossovers (Diagram 3-8), as well as school crossings with crossing guards.


vehicles yielding the right-of-way at a pedestrian crossover
Diagram 3-8
Remember: Signalling does not give you the right-of-way. You must make sure the way is clear.