Right of way when driving in Ontario

When someone is at an intersection, they must wait until they have right-of-way to proceed. Right-of-way is determined by the order that people arrive at an intersection, and if automobiles arrive at the same time, it is determined by where each vehicle is located in relation to each other. At a four-way intersection with stop signs on all corners, the first person to an intersection has right-of-way, but if two or more vehicles arrive at the same time, the individual on the right is allowed to travel first.

It is also important to note that right-of-way is also a factor when someone is turning right or left at any intersection. Individuals turning right must wait for pedestrians to cross before proceeding, and those turning left must wait for pedestrians and any approaching traffic.

While yielding the right-of-way seem like something that is simply road courtesy, the reality is that when people fail to follow the rules, they may cause car accidents or even pedestrian-vehicle collisions. Accidents involving vehicles at intersections can result in physical harm and damage to automobiles. In addition, pedestrian fatalities are not uncommon in these types of accidents.

If someone has been involved in an accident, a lawyer may be able to assist them in obtaining compensation for medical bills and any other costs related to a crash as well as wage replacement if someone was unable to work during their recovery. Lawyers are able to negotiate with insurance companies or the party responsible for an accident as well as represent someone in court if litigation becomes necessary.