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Idaho Rules of the Road: Yield the Right-of-Way
Failure to yield the right-of-way could lead to a serious car accident. The following are the laws for yielding the right-of-way under Idaho Rules of the Road:
Idaho Code § 49-641. VEHICLE TURNING LEFT
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection, or so close as to constitute an immediate hazard.
Idaho Code § 49-642. VEHICLE ENTERING HIGHWAY
The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross a highway from any place other than another highway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the highway to be entered or crossed.
Idaho Code § 49-643. HIGHWAY CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE
- The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle or pedestrian actually engaged in work upon a highway within any highway construction or maintenance area indicated by traffic-control devices.
- The driver of a vehicle shall yield the right-of-way to any authorized vehicle obviously and actually engaged in work upon a highway whenever that vehicle displays flashing lights meeting the requirements adopted by the board.
To Yield the Right-of-Way
To yield the right-of-way means to allow another vehicle to proceed before you in a traffic situation. The law does not grant the right-of-way to anyone, but it does order someone to yield (give up) the right-of-way. When a driver gets behind the wheel they are agreeing to do everything possible to avoid a car crash. The same applies to any motorcyclist, pedestrian, or bicyclist that enters the roadway.
Who Has the Right-of-Way?
When two vehicles approach an intersection at the same time, the driver on the right should be granted the right-of-way. Few traffic rules are more misunderstood than this. Since a bicyclist is considered a vehicle when riding on public roads they are subject to the same rules as other vehicles.
As a pedestrian, you should always be granted the right-of-way. However, make eye contact with any drivers you will be crossing in front of to make sure they see you.
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