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Old 11-11-2020, 11:18 AM
 
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Hi,

I had a question regarding the University Avenue and Westover Bridge Intersection Right-Of-Way. Please see attached image. It is my understanding that lane 1 only needs to yield when their light is red and when lane 2 has a green arrow. But if both have a green, then lane 1 has the right of way, since they're making a right and lane 2 is making a left.

People don't seem to understand who has the right of way when both lights are green. So wanted some other opinions.
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Old 11-12-2020, 07:40 AM
 
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Lane 1 yields to Lane 2. There is a yield sign for lane 1. Lane 2 yields to those going straight through light when the light is green (but no green arrow). Lane 2 has right of way when there is a green arrow over both lane 1 and those going straight through (due to that lane still having a red light).
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Old 12-19-2020, 01:23 PM
 
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I went this way again but from Lane 2. This just doesn't make sense to me. At all other intersections, Lane 1 has more of a "right" to turn right than does Lane 2 have to turn left (unless Lane 1 has a red and Lane 2 has a green arrow). But (if both are just green) because Lane 1 has a yield, that rule is now the opposite? Lane 2 also has a yield sign, see attached image. I mean if someone is going straight towards Don Knotts Blvd, Lane 2 needs to yield, but if that someone changes their mind and enters Lane 1 to go to Westover, now he must yield to Lane 2? Just because he switched lanes?
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Old 12-21-2020, 11:00 AM
 
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I went this way again but from Lane 2. This just doesn't make sense to me. At all other intersections, Lane 1 has more of a "right" to turn right than does Lane 2 have to turn left (unless Lane 1 has a red and Lane 2 has a green arrow). But (if both are just green) because Lane 1 has a yield, that rule is now the opposite? Lane 2 also has a yield sign, see attached image. I mean if someone is going straight towards Don Knotts Blvd, Lane 2 needs to yield, but if that someone changes their mind and enters Lane 1 to go to Westover, now he must yield to Lane 2? Just because he switched lanes?
I wonder if that yield sign in your photo is new?

I was in lane 2 the other day and just noticed it.
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Old 12-21-2020, 05:00 PM
 
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I went this way again but from Lane 2. This just doesn't make sense to me. At all other intersections, Lane 1 has more of a "right" to turn right than does Lane 2 have to turn left (unless Lane 1 has a red and Lane 2 has a green arrow). But (if both are just green) because Lane 1 has a yield, that rule is now the opposite? Lane 2 also has a yield sign, see attached image. I mean if someone is going straight towards Don Knotts Blvd, Lane 2 needs to yield, but if that someone changes their mind and enters Lane 1 to go to Westover, now he must yield to Lane 2? Just because he switched lanes?
I have a traffic background and I can tell ya that Lane 2 for sure has the right of way here. Their yield sign applies to the oncoming traffic that is going through the light. So say there are no cars they go and a car in Lane 1 would yield only to that vehicle coming from Lane 2. This is because of the set back location of Lane 1. While it is part of the intersection it is not controlled by the lights, which carry priority. Additionally, Lane 1 will have to yield because it has the space to do so. If a car is crossing the intersection from Lane 2 and continues left because there is no car coming through the light at that time but a car pulls out from Lane 1 because they did not yield then you would have a car sitting in the middle of the intersection. And even though it may just be a brief second, this can cause an accident and the the vehicle pulling out from Lane 1 would be at fault, given the correct circumstances of speed and timing of the other vehicles.
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