What do you do when an intersection is out of control? You tame that beast!

More Right of Way Tips

Navigating Uncontrolled Intersections

What is an uncontrolled intersection? It means there are no traffic control devices. Yeah you read that right. No traffic lights, yield signs, stop signs, or pavement markings. If you arrive at one of these types of intersections, it doesn’t mean there are no rules – it means you have to pay even more attention to what’s going on to stay safe and in control.

uncontrolled intersection
Yeah, no.

First of all, you have to come to a complete stop. Then, you’ll assess who arrived at the intersection first- that person gets dibs. If it’s you, you get dibs!

uncontrolled intersection
Yaaas

If you arrived at the same time, then the person on the right has the right of way.

When in doubt, always give right of way. But don’t be overly nice about giving it away if it’s obviously yours. That can cause confusion, which can cause an accident. You got this.