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 THE RIGHT OF WAY




RA 4136 Article III section 42-44 mandates drivers to yield the right of way in the following situations;

• When several drivers arrive at an intersection at the same time, the vehicle on the left, will give way to the vehicle on the right. If a driver is driving at an unlawful speed, any right of way is disregarded.

• Vehicles approaching but not yet inside an intersection must yield the right of way to the vehicles within the intersection and turning left across the lane, provided that the turning vehicle visibly signals its intention to turn.

• When driving in a residential or business area, drivers must yield the right of way to a pedestrian crossing the road within the crosswalk except at intersections where traffic is regulated by a traffic officer or traffic signals. Pedestrians crossing the road in a business or residential area but not within the zebra lines must yield the right of way to vehicles on the road.

• A driver must make a full stop before traversing a highway or railroad crossing. A driver should yield to vehicles in either direction or to pedestrians. When it is safe to do so, a driver can slow down to five miles per hour instead of fully stopping.

• Drivers must give way to police patrol cars, fire department vehicles and ambulances when such vehicles operate on official business and audibly signal their approach.

Make sure that the road is clear. Let pedestrians, especially disabled persons, cross the road.

Signal your approach by blowing the horn. Be a responsible motorist by taking good care of your car, following traffic rules and practicing road safety.

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