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Fleet Safety Tip of the Week

April 09, 2012

This week’s safety advice, taken from the Minnesota Driver’s Manual, concerns right-of-way and yielding rules of the road. Compliance with these rules, which are based on courtesy and common sense, help keep our roads safe and help traffic flow smoothly. You may want to pass these rules along to your fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

  • When two vehicles reach an intersection at the same time and there is no traffic light or signal, the driver of the vehicle on the left must yield to the vehicle on the right. 

  • When two vehicles reach an intersection at the same time and all-way stop signs or flashing red traffic lights control the intersection, the driver on the left must yield right of way to the driver on the right. 

  • A driver who wishes to make a left turn must yield to vehicles approaching from the opposite direction when these vehicles are in the intersection or are near enough to pose the risk of a crash. 

  • When a green arrow signal indicates that a vehicle may enter an intersection to make a left turn, the driver must yield to other vehicles or pedestrians already within the intersection. After yielding, the driver may continue in the direction of the arrow. 

  • When two vehicles approach an uncontrolled “T” intersection, the driver of the vehicle that is turning must yield to all cross traffic. 

  • When approaching a public road from a private road or driveway, you must stop and yield to pedestrians and traffic. 

  • Drivers in the right lane of traffic must yield right of way to transit and metro mobility buses attempting to merge from a bus stop
or shoulder. 

  • When a funeral procession identifies itself through use of headlights or hazard warning lights, you must yield to the entire procession. 

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