Right-of-way rules help people drive safely. These rules go along with courtesy and common sense. Bicyclists, moped riders, and pedestrians must follow these rules, too.
Never insist on taking the right-of-way. If another driver does not yield to you when he or she should, forget it. Let the other driver go first. You will help prevent accidents and make driving more pleasant.
However, do not always insist on others going ahead of you. If another driver expects you to take your legal turn, take it. Otherwise, you may delay traffic by stopping or slowing unnecessarily for another vehicles to go ahead of you.
Pedestrians have the right-of-way at corners, whether or not the crosswalks are marked by painted white lines. Always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other crosswalks. Do not pass a car from behind that has stopped at a crosswalk. A pedestrian you can't see may be crossing. Remember – if a pedestrian makes eye contact with you, he or she is ready to cross the street. Yield to the pedestrian.
At an intersection without STOP or YIELD signs, slow down and be ready to stop. Yield to vehicles already in the intersection or just entering it. Also, yield to the car which arrives first or to the car on your right if it reaches the intersection at the same time as you do. At a "T" intersection, without STOP or YIELD signs, vehicles on the through road have the right-of-way.
When there are STOP signs at all corners, stop first; then follow the above rules.
When you turn left, give the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching you that are close enough to be dangerous. Turn left only when you can see that it is safe.
Do not change your decisions! Once you start through an intersection, keep going. If you start to make a turn, follow through. Last second changes may cause accidents. If you missed a turn, continue to the next intersection and work your way back to where you want to go.