Lane Control Signals
Lane control signals are a type of road sign that tells drivers which lane they should be driving in. They are typically found on highways and freeways, and they can be either static or dynamic. Static lane control signals are typically easy to understand, as they do not change. However, dynamic lane control signals can be more difficult to understand, as they can change based on the time of day or the traffic conditions. Lane control signals are important because they help to keep traffic moving smoothly and safely. When drivers know which lane they should be in, they are less likely to make sudden lane changes that could cause accidents. Lane control signals also help to reduce congestion by keeping drivers in the right lane. If you see a lane control signal, make sure to follow it. If you are unsure of what the signal is telling you, you can always ask a police officer or check the signs before you change lanes.
If a lane-direction-control signal is placed over an individual lane of a highway, a vehicle may travel in a lane over which a green signal is shown but may not enter or travel in a lane over which a red signal is shown.
Intersections and Right-of-Way :
Defensive Driving Tips
Right-of-way at intersections is a critical aspect of driving, and it is important to know who has the right-of-way, and when. It is also important to yield to pedestrians, and to be aware of your surroundings at all times. When two vehicles approach an intersection at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left must yield to the driver on the right. Whether there are stop signs, traffic lights, or yield signs at the intersection doesn't matter. If there is a stop sign or traffic light at the intersection, the driver who arrives first has the right-of-way and the other drivers must yield. If two drivers arrive at the same time, the driver on the left must yield to the driver on the right. If the intersection is uncontrolled, meaning there are no stop signs, traffic lights, or yield signs, the driver on the left must yield to oncoming traffic, and the driver on the right must yield to vehicles going straight. In all cases, pedestrians always have the right-of-way, and drivers must yield to them. Remember, when in doubt, yield. It is always better to be safe than sorry.