Who's right (of-way)?
August 6, 2008 7:27 PM Subscribe
Who has the right of way in this situation? There's a north-south street crossing an east-west street. The north-south street has stop signs. The east-west traffic does not stop. A car (car #1) approaches from the south intending to turn LEFT (westbound), but has to wait for the east-west traffic to clear. While waiting, another car (car #2) pulls up from the north at the southbound stop sign, intending to go straight. So who goes first, 1 or 2?
posted by mrnutty to Law & Government (24 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Some people think that, because car #1 arrived at the intersection first, car #1 has right-of-way over car #2.
Other (crazy) people say that the car going straight (car #2) always has right-of-way, even if they arrived after car #1. But in that case, an endless line of southbound cars would mean car #1 would never have right-of-way.
(I'm specifically interested in Oregon, but reading the Driver's Manual didn't yield (ha!) an answer)