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The Truth about Right-of-Way Rules

getty-full-getty-3698-179503657-jpgThe right way to follow the right-of-way rules of the road is usually ignored. Due to drivers’ lack of courtesy on the road, there have been more than 7,000 deaths as a result. This is according to the National Safety Council, who also states that because of a driver’s failure to correct yield the right-of-way, there have been 13,896 fatal motor vehicle accidents. Drivers need to understand the rules and take precautions.

To make things easier and safer for everyone on the road, the best rule to follow is to always yield. Though this may seem like a way to relinquish all rights to drive forward, it makes things safer for yourself and other drivers. For example, the first car to come to a complete stop at a four-way stop has the right of way. Yield the right-of-way to cars already on the freeway when entering rather than force them to slow down for you to enter. If you enter a narrow stretch of road and it doesn’t seem like you and the other driver can pass, allow them to go first to provide a smoother ride for both drivers.

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