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Who has right of way? And why?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by monicabilongame, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

  2. elinhammar

    elinhammar New commenter

    C. Because of the give way markings. A is turning of the main road.
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  3. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    C - because they are continuing along the line of the road and not leaving their lane or crossing another.

    We have a junction almost exactly like that in the village which occasionally causes some confusion, fortunately it is at a point where people are naturally moving slowly and isn't very busy.
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  4. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    A is crossing the main road to a side road
    B is at a Give way
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  5. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Agreed C, for the same reason provided by Mangleworzle.
    A & B both have to cross the line of traffic.
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  6. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    It's an odd picture. The junction near here which works like that isn't quite right angled and people in A's position signal right to show they are leaving the "main" road.
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  7. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Locally if A was a large truck or bus they would have RoW wherever they were headed
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  8. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Should be doing so if the direction arrow is indicative
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  9. chelsea2

    chelsea2 Star commenter

    We have a lot of roads through villages like that - probably the original priority had the horizontal road as the 'main' road, with the vertical road a side road with a Give Way. The priorities have been changed to slow down traffic driving through the villages.
  10. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    Is this FASTEST FINGER FIRST on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

  11. sodalime

    sodalime New commenter

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  12. TCSC47

    TCSC47 Lead commenter

    C then A then B. I am surprised this is up for debate. It should be a no brainer considering how lethal a car can be and how much we all drive. Also, A should be signalling right. And if a pedestrian was actually in any part of the road they would have right of way over any car that wanted to use the bit of road they were standing in or about to step into.

    A car is a privilege not a right, as the instructor in Wayne's World explained..

    Give us a more complicated example.
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  13. peggylu

    peggylu Star commenter

    Reminded me of this.

    Here lies the body of George O'Day.

    He died maintaining his right of way.

    He was right, dead right, as he rode along,

    But he is just as dead as if he were wrong.
  14. les25paul

    les25paul Star commenter

    C for all the reasons already given.

    But in the real world, it could be dark, the roads wet and the markings obscured. The council might have had the road dug up several times and road marking will be missing. If they are anything like my local council there will be a large overgrown tree/bush in front of the give way sign.

    In which case A and B might assume they are on the main road and C would be wise to be prepared to stop.

    Years of motorcycling makes you very paranoid of what other road users might do and you start to expect the worst. :eek:
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  15. Doitforfree

    Doitforfree Lead commenter

    We have a junction exactly like this in our village. After the road was resurfaced some contractors were sent to repaint the white lines, which they did, in the wrong place, giving straight on the right of way. Reaslising their mistake they were allowed to paint over the original markings with black paint and repaint the markings in the right place. All well and good, you might think, only the black paint is shiny, so in wet or dark conditions they show up just as if they had never been painted over. It's fine if you know what's going on but could be very confusing to anyone who'd not seen the place in dry daylight conditions. I wonder how much they slipped the council not to have to strip off the wrong paint.
  16. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Why isn't A indicating a right turn like B is?
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  17. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    Because A is about to collide with C
    With a side bet on collateral damage to B and D
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  18. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    I don't like the term "right of way", it seems often to be interpreted as a right to barge through regardless of actual traffic.

    Who should be giving way? Well A and B for sure, but all drivers in this situation should be prepared to give way in case someone makes a mistake.
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  19. Didactylos4

    Didactylos4 Star commenter

    We have a very similar junction locally and signposting changes and, most importantly double white lines leading round the corner have reduced the accidents and incidents there to almost zero.
  20. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    You know that unfettered lunacy that grips all drivers except oneself every Friday between 2 and 7 pm? Well I'd expect that ABC scenario to be a road rage bonanza fest at that time.

    I'm wondering if OP has posted in accumulated exasperation as driver of car C?
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