Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 2 months ago

Who had the right of way in this situation? (near miss)?

Two cars are stopped, waiting to turn on to a 35 mph road where traffic doesn't stop. Car A is making a left and car B is making a right, so they are across from each other, turning into the same lane, and both waiting for traffic to clear. Neither car has a stop sign as they are turning from residential areas. Car A stops before car B and car A has to wait for 2 lanes of traffic to clear while car B has to wait for 1 lane to clear. They both go at the same time, and almost cause an accident. Who has the right of way?

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  • 1 month ago


  • 2 months ago

    B in countries where you drive on the right.

    But maybe A in countries where you live on the left.

  • Scott
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A driver making a left turn never has the right of way unléss at a protected intersection (green left turn arrow).

  • Erik
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I'm not sure what the official rule is, but common sense dictates the car turning right, since they're closer.  For that reason, this will almost never be an accident IRL.  That car can get there much quicker.

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  • 2 months ago

    At an uncontrolled intersection (like you describe) the car on the right has the right of way.  While they may start out facing each other,  as you describe, when they do meat in the one lane, car B is on the right  and has the right of way.

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