The concept of yielding the right of way can often be an art form. This is often complex because people have never bothered to learn the proper etiquette, or simply don’t care who has the right of way.

Though people know that most people know that a green light “trumps” a red light, but many people clink that this simply refers to an intersection. What happens if you are making a u-turn at a green light someone else is looking to turn on red at the same time.

If it is legal for the car to make a u-turn at the green light, then that car has the right of way. If you are turning right on a red light, the car is supposed supposed to yield to any (and all) traffic that has the green light. When you see a “no u-turn” sign at the light, then the right on red driver would have the right of way, for the car on the u-turn would be doing so illegally.


Another question that is frequently asked is “If a two lane highway merges with another two lane highway to form a four lane highway, who has the right away?”

Once the merge has taken place, the cars in the left two lanes have the right away in every situation.

Two Lanes to Four

So what happens when a two lane highway merges with another two lane highway from a four lane highway?

After a merge occurs, cars in the left two lanes have the right away over the cars in the right two lanes, because cars in left lanes need to exit quickly after four lanes have merged. When it comes time to approach this situation, you just need to think “right of way.”

Four Way Stops

People are often confused about what to do at a four-way stop if all cars seem to arrive at the same time. Usually, you let the car to your right of way, and this will start a chain reaction then everyone will get through the stop smoothly.

So what about a two-way stop where both cars are across from each other? If it appears that the other driver got there at the same time, simply flash your lights and let them go first. As a driver, you have this tremendous ability to let the other car go first, but this means that you cannot force the other car to wait and let you go ahead.

If you follow these instruction laid out for you, If you are at a two-way or four-way stop sign, and you are the first one there, and another vehicle decides that it wants to go, let them. When there is any source of confusion, simply let the other car go first. It is now worth becoming involved in an accident.