Car question

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Pasta88, Apr 4, 2018.

  1. Pasta88

    Pasta88 MDL Addicted

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    Hi,

    I was in an accident today and I am Hoping to get some opinions as to who was at fault. I drew a pic of it that I am attaching here

    https://imgur.com/a/iyDly

    Your opinions are welcomed. If you have any questions plz ask.

    Thx
     
  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    You are

    You did not yield to the other driver, Was there a stop/yield sign? and if so, where was the stop sign located?
     
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  3. Mr.X

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    Agreed, you are.

    Less pasta and more protein... :tooth:
     
  4. Enthousiast

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    In my country, traffic coming from the right has right of way (if there are no other traffic rules in place).
     
  5. Joe C

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    This is true from where I live too, but then how would you explain a round-a-bout? It kinda takes that right of way thing right out the window.
     
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  6. Joe C

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    The Padawan master knows all
     
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  7. Enthousiast

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    On a round about when you drive up it's the same way as straight forward, when you leave that's considered turning.
     
  8. Joe C

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    #8 Joe C, Apr 5, 2018
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    Well then the next person approaching the round-a-bout would have the right of way to the person in the round-a-bout.
    The OP was turning too (left) into on coming traffic
    (We still do not know if their was a stop or yield sign)
     
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  9. Enthousiast

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    We mainly have special road signs (shark teeth) which say who goes first, normally the people on the roundabout have right of way.
     
  10. Joe C

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    I agree. Goes to show the OP is at fault, although round-a -bouts did not exist when I started driving (where I live), they are becoming more common place today in the U.S. And yes... little 'ol ladies go backwards in round-a-bouts here, because they are not used to them

    Edit: no shark teeth here, We are lucky to get white or yellow lines, most of the time there are no lines at all
     
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  11. Enthousiast

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    The OP doesn't show a roundabout situation. Car 1 came from the right, so he had right of way, if the same traffic rules apply in his country.
     
  12. Joe C

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    #12 Joe C, Apr 5, 2018
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    The OP was at a "T" so this person does not have a right of way to the flow of traffic. Just like you stated with a round-a-bout. Now if this was a four way intersection it would be different, but it is not. (here in the U.S)
     
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  13. Enthousiast

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    If the car who is coming from the right hand has right of way then car 1 is not the cause of the accident, car2 should have let him go first.
     
  14. Joe C

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    We need to know from the OP where the stop or yield signs are
     
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  15. Joe C

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    From your statement, anybody driving on a main street with heavier traffic would have to stop at every side street to give right of way,
    They may do that where your at but they do not do that here in the U.S.
     
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  16. Enthousiast

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    That's why i said "in my country" and "if the traffic rules are the same in his country".

    In the scenario you describe we also have other rules, "voorrangs weg" (priority road), the traffic on the priority road has right of way over all side ways. But to slow traffic down we mostly have traffic from the right hand has right of way.
     
  17. Mr.X

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    Stop speculations!
    Wait for OP, he's carbing up right now!!! :tooth:
     
  18. Joe C

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    As far as I am aware, we have right of way at four way intersections when both cars meet at the intersection at the same time, the person on your right has right of way.
    The OP is not replying as to whether or not their were any signs or what country the OP is from
     
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  19. Joe C

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    OP may not be going anywhere without a working car
     
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  20. Imkruzen

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    I drove in Germany, Italy and Poland when I was on assignment.
    You look to your left before entering the roundabout and yield to any oncoming traffic. Traffic already in the roundabout has the right-of-way. Do not enter unless a safe gap is present. If there is no traffic in the roundabout, you may enter the roundabout without yielding. When you approach your, exit you turn on the signal that you are exiting.