Sometimes the rules and regulations of the road can be quite confusing for many drivers in Wisconsin. One of the most common spots on the road where drivers get confused is at an intersection. This confusion may cause drivers to become involved in an accident. Accidents that occur in intersections are actually quite common. In fact, 50 percent of all urban accidents occur at an intersection.
Wisconsin has a set of rules for road etiquette known as “rules of the road.” By law, all drivers must abide by these rules. Failing to follow the rules of the road is dangerous as well as illegal. These laws are provided as a way to keep drivers and pedestrians safe on the road.
Some of the highlights for these rules include:
- Red light. When arriving at a red light at an intersection, a driver may make a right turn. He may do so only after coming to a complete stop. Traffic must always yield right-of-way to pedestrians. If the vehicle is continuing straight, it must stay at rest until a green light or signal permits the vehicle to go.
- Green arrow. Drivers may enter an intersection in the direction of a green signal arrow. They must however, yield right-of-way to pedestrians and bicyclists that may be within a crosswalk.
- Flashing lights. When the flashing light is red, vehicles must come to a complete stop before they proceed. A flashing red light acts very similar to a stop sign. When the flashing light is yellow, vehicles may proceed through the intersection but must do so using caution.
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