Letters to the Editor

Driving 101

To my fellow travelers on the roads of Sequim and Greater Clallam County: When I am stopped at an intersection that is not a four-way stop, wanting to turn left, and you are stopped opposite me intending to proceed straight ahead, please don’t motion for me to go first. You have the right of way. Please take it.

If I proceed first, I could be cited for not yielding the right of way. If there is an accident, I would be legally liable for any damage to persons or vehicles.

To the gentleman who screamed at me to “Learn to drive,” please see Washington Driver Guide, page 3-22, available at the Sequim Library, which states, “Drivers turning left must yield to oncoming vehicles … ”

Reading further you will find that the only situation in which the driver reaching the intersection first proceeds first is at a four-way stop. Thank you.

Mona Edfelt

Carlsborg

 

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