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I don't understand

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Where's the traffic lights?
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(Original post by tesconyc)
I don't understand

http://imgur.com/a/UQkCqkK
No such junction would exist.
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I don't understand

http://imgur.com/a/UQkCqkK
Its obviously A. B has to wait for a safe gap then join on the road
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Crossroads always have traffic lights, so this picture is a bit silly.
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Its obviously A. B has to wait for a safe gap then join on the road
well. according to this video you are wrong https://youtu.be/lkNjM4gfV9k
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well. according to this video you are wrong https://youtu.be/lkNjM4gfV9k
We do not have crossroads like this in the UK, so it's an utterly moot point.
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Doesn’t apply in the uk. But if you’re ever driving down under it’s worth remembering
Bit like roundabouts, give way to the right
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(Original post by IWMTom)
No such junction would exist.
Albania is full of junctions like this. With quite a few of them not having the dotted line in the middle of the road.
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Crossroads always have traffic lights, so this picture is a bit silly.
Maybe where you live. The vast majority of UK crossroads don't have traffic lights. Just as well. Sinking the entire GDP into traffic light building would not be a wise use of government funds.
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We do not have crossroads like this in the UK, so it's an utterly moot point.
I can take you to 4 "Unmarked junctions" within 5 miles of where I live in the UK. They are all on minor roads.

I find the whole concept of right of way a bit silly. I try to drive at all times in a way that minimises the chance of an accident.
If it looks like someone thinks they have right of way, then I give way to them.

As a general rule of thumb, whoever gets to an unmarked junction first gets to go first.
If both vehicles get there at the same time, then both should stop and one should proceed only when it's clear that the other is giving way.

Or in Albania, the local custom is for both cars to go slowly onto the junction at the same time and whoever gets their nose in front first gets off the junction first.
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(Original post by Dunnig Kruger)
Albania is full of junctions like this. With quite a few of them not having the dotted line in the middle of the road.

Maybe where you live. The vast majority of UK crossroads don't have traffic lights. Just as well. Sinking the entire GDP into traffic light building would not be a wise use of government funds.

I can take you to 4 "Unmarked junctions" within 5 miles of where I live in the UK. They are all on minor roads.

I find the whole concept of right of way a bit silly. I try to drive at all times in a way that minimises the chance of an accident.
If it looks like someone thinks they have right of way, then I give way to them.

As a general rule of thumb, whoever gets to an unmarked junction first gets to go first.
If both vehicles get there at the same time, then both should stop and one should proceed only when it's clear that the other is giving way.

Or in Albania, the local custom is for both cars to go slowly onto the junction at the same time and whoever gets their nose in front first gets off the junction first.
Feel free to show us on street view these crossroads that aren't traffic light controlled.
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Feel free to show us on street view these crossroads that aren't traffic light controlled.
What, like this example?
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.36...7i13312!8i6656
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What, like this example?
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.36...7i13312!8i6656
That's not strictly unmarked road, mate. You can clearly see remnants of paint there, it's just severely neglected and likely hasn't been painted or tarmacked in decades, the tarmac is a mess. Also you can clearly see by the way the road is paved which part is the main road and the other parts are two side roads, so how it should work will be clear to anyone who holds a licence and has a bit of common sense. What OP is proposing is a crossroads with no lights.
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B because it doesn't know if A is actually going to be turning right
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That's not strictly unmarked road, mate. You can clearly see remnants of paint there, it's just severely neglected and likely hasn't been painted or tarmacked in decades, the tarmac is a mess. Also you can clearly see by the way the road is paved which part is the main road and the other parts are two side roads, so how it should work will be clear to anyone who holds a licence and has a bit of common sense. What OP is proposing is a crossroads with no lights.
How it should work to anyone with some common sense - and not to someone just trying to win an argument to back up an incorrect statement that they made earlier - is that it is an unmarked junction.

Imagine going to court and trying to argue that you had right of way "because of the way the tarmac was laid". You'd be laughed out of court.

The reason for a junction being an unmarked one is immaterial. It doesn't matter if it's the result of years of neglect or not. The fact of the matter is that today, this junction is unmarked and should be treated as such by all who drive across it.


The drawing in the link provided by the OP was a drawing showing no clear give way markings. The fictional junction shown in that link should be treated the same as the real life junction shown in my link, as explained in this youtube video (which also contains a real life UK unmarked junction).
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=852T3a7Ki94
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(Original post by tesconyc)
well. according to this video you are wrong https://youtu.be/lkNjM4gfV9k
They have similar junctions in South Africa. They are called four way stops. Whoever gets there first goes first. Does lead to a bit of aggression sometimes.

In this scenario and I am thinking where I live in Sussex, we have country lanes like this. Car A would go first. Straight on priority. Crossing traffic second
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(Original post by Dunnig Kruger)
What, like this example?
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.36...7i13312!8i6656
Woody summed up exactly what I would have said in response to this.
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well. according to this video you are wrong https://youtu.be/lkNjM4gfV9k
MY BAD Xd I thought it was a normal road with a junction
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(Original post by NX172)
Where's the traffic lights?
(Original post by tesconyc)
I don't understand

http://imgur.com/a/UQkCqkK
Mostly junctions like these will have traffic lights, if not then it is better to late the other person pass.
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