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Old 09-14-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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As above, two-lane highway
the top lane going to the left and bottom lane going to the right, an intersection on the "bottom" lane (maybe another road, or just a drive-through fast food place)
Is there any difference if there is a left turn lane?

If a driver traveling to the left wants to exit the highway and a drive at the fast-food place wants to make a left turn to enter the highway. Both need to cross a lane which they should yield to. So who has the right of way?

Usually I wait until it's pretty clear whether the other driver is going first or not.. But for once some old dude yelled and cursed at me for waiting for him to go first... I got so confused...

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Old 09-14-2013, 07:35 PM
 
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All I see is lines, Is there anyway you can give the Google address to understand the highway intersection better?

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Old 09-14-2013, 08:04 PM
 
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As above, two-lane highway

the top lane going to the left and
bottom lane going to the right,
an intersection on the "bottom" lane (maybe another road, or just a drive-through fast food place)

Is there any difference if there is a left turn lane?

If a driver traveling to the left wants to exit the highway and a drive at the fast-food place wants to make a left turn to enter the highway. Both need to cross a lane which they should yield to. So who has the right of way?

Usually I wait until it's pretty clear whether the other driver is going first or not.. But for once some old dude yelled and cursed at me for waiting for him to go first... I got so confused...
The primary road always has the right of way. It is primary if there are no stop lights or stop signs. Are you saying there is no stop signs coming out of the drive through? It's important because it's different than if it's just a road. Certainly if the bottom lane is a road there would be a device to control movement and that would likely be a stop sign at the drive-through.

Otherwise there is a problem with signage because if there was a light there'd be no question. And turning lane matters not.

And if no light pedestrians would have the first right of way.

Here's how to remember. The car in motion is already in the intersection though of course it may stop to make the turn. This is considering that there is a stop sign to the bottom lane. Whoever is already in the intersection wins.

See page 52: http://www.ncdot.gov/download/dmv/ha...dl_english.pdf
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:31 PM
 
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As above, two-lane highway
the top lane going to the left and bottom lane going to the right, an intersection on the "bottom" lane (maybe another road, or just a drive-through fast food place)
Is there any difference if there is a left turn lane?

If a driver traveling to the left wants to exit the highway and a drive at the fast-food place wants to make a left turn to enter the highway. Both need to cross a lane which they should yield to. So who has the right of way?

Usually I wait until it's pretty clear whether the other driver is going first or not.. But for once some old dude yelled and cursed at me for waiting for him to go first... I got so confused...
You were most likely yelled at because the old dude may have been there first and thought he had the right of way, or either he didn't see you and it scared the s**t out of him when he did and dropped his egg McMuffin as a result.
However, as I would understand it a person turning off a primary road, without traffic control device, would have the right of way over the person entering the primary road from a side street or driveway.
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Old 09-17-2013, 05:42 AM
 
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The primary road always has the right of way. It is primary if there are no stop lights or stop signs. Are you saying there is no stop signs coming out of the drive through? It's important because it's different than if it's just a road. Certainly if the bottom lane is a road there would be a device to control movement and that would likely be a stop sign at the drive-through.

Otherwise there is a problem with signage because if there was a light there'd be no question. And turning lane matters not.

And if no light pedestrians would have the first right of way.

Here's how to remember. The car in motion is already in the intersection though of course it may stop to make the turn. This is considering that there is a stop sign to the bottom lane. Whoever is already in the intersection wins.

See page 52: http://www.ncdot.gov/download/dmv/ha...dl_english.pdf
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When two or more vehicles reach an intersection at the same time, the vehicle to the right has the right of way
I guess that explains it. Usually the vehicle to the right is the one on the primary road.
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