Right of Way
Objective: To prevent accidents by drivers giving "right-of-way" until it is apparent that right- of-way is being given by the other driver.
Description: Generally, the driver who arrives last gives right-of-way to those who were already there. You give right-of-way when entering traffic. You give right-of-way when turning left in front of approaching traffic. You give right-of-way when changing lanes. You move into your intended path or direction only after you are assured you will not conflict with other traffic.
Questions for Management:
- Do your drivers understand the meaning of right-of-way?
- Do you periodically have a qualified person ride with your drivers to evaluate their behavior in right-of-way situations?
- Do you have a realistic scheduling policy, which does not encourage drivers to take right- of-way rather than give it?
- Are the drivers aware of the concept of "preventable accident”?
- Do not force other drivers to brake or steer because of your obstructive maneuver into their path.
- Assume other drivers will not see you and avoid you when you maneuver into their path.
- Move into your intended path or direction only after you are assured you will not conflict with other traffic.