When it comes to right-of-way rules, bigger is better. Why? When a bigger road intersects with a smaller road, the road with the most lanes always has right of way, meaning vehicles on that road do not have to stop or yield to let other cars in. Let’s explore what happens when a road with one lane meets a road with multiple lanes.

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A car on a one-laned road approaches a road with multiple lanes. What should the driver do next? *Gasp* This is exciting stuff, guys.

Scene 1, Act 1: What will the yellow car do?
Scene 1, Act 1: What will the yellow car do?

Welp, here’s an example of what NOT to do. If you’re on a smaller road merging onto a bigger road, you do not have the right of way.

Scene 1, Act 2: I've made a huge mistake.
Scene 1, Act 2: I’ve made a huge mistake.

Wait for it …. Huzzah! The car on the smaller road is yielding before crossing onto the bigger road. This calls for a celebration.

Scene 3, Act 5: The little yellow car that could.
Scene 3, Act 5: The little yellow car that could.
Yas. Yas. Yas.
Yas. Yas. Yas.
So remember: Bigger is a better. Motor vehicles traveling on roads with multiple lanes have the right of way when the road intersects with a smaller road.