Intersection safety tips

Stop sign in rural intersection

Top 3 driver errors at intersections:

  1. making a left turn across the path of an on-coming vehicle
  2. committing a stop sign violation 
  3. disobeying a traffic signal

Safety Tips

  • Drive defensively - Even when you have the right of way, it may not be safe to proceed through the intersection.
  • Come to a full stop at stop signs and proceed only when it is safe to do so -- It's the law.
  • Stop at red lights - even when turning right.
  • Stop for pedestrians - Pedestrians have the right of way at all un-signalized intersections, whether the crosswalk is marked or unmarked.
  • Slow down – Be prepared to stop as you approach an intersection
  • Never speed up to make a yellow light.

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Last updated: Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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