I have a few questions, hope you guys can help me out
1) Car A and Car B are both on a residential street. THey are both stopped at a stop sign. Car A wants to make a left, Car B wants to go straight through (they are facing each other). However, they can't proceed because the cross street is a busy street (say Renfrew). Who has the right of way?
If Car A arrives first, is Car A allowed to turn left onto Renfrew BEFORE Car B can proceed straight through?
that's the tricky thing bout the stop signs that I hate. Given Car A came first, does Car A have to be "in the intersection" to qualify for right of way (ie. Car B should wait because Car A is already in the intersection -- in the middle of the turn).
IF there was an accident though, you can't really prove you were there first without witnesses, so would you guys say the left turner should play it safe?
2) Same scenario as above, but the cross street is now First Ave (near Rupert area), instead of Renfrew. Now you guys know 1st ave has those big islands in the middle, where you first move to the middle when it's safe, and then cross to the other side (so you cut across traffic from 1 direction at a time).
So if Car A wants to turn left from the side street, it waits for traffic (from the left to clear), then drives up to the middle where it has to wait for traffic from the right to clear before making the left turn. Now if Car B arrives while car A is in the middle, does this still give Car A the right of way? In other words, does being in the middle resting spot technically make car A "in the middle of the intersection or mid turn" and so Car B must wait?
3) I've always read that a flashing red traffic light is equivalent to a stop sign.
However, I learned from my family that it was a four way stop.
In my experience, whenever I encountered a flashing red at an intersection, it was ALWAYS a four-way stop?
So when is it ever just a stop sign?