Some intersections have no traffic signs and no traffic signal lights. At these intersections, you must yield the right-of-way to a vehicle on your right. Check for traffic approaching from your left and right when you are approaching an intersection without a traffic control device. Similar to an intersection controlled by a stop sign, adjust your speed to the visibility and road conditions. Your view may be obstructed by fences, trees, or parked cars. You must reduce your speed enough to be able to stop your vehicle easily. When road conditions are slippery, reduce your speed to allow for the increased stopping distance.

Use caution and judgment at all intersections without signs or signals. Even if you have the right-of-way, be sure the other vehicle is going to yield before you proceed.

Intersection has no signs or signals and B is to the right of A.
A yields to B: This intersection has no signs or signals and B is to the right of A.
A would be crossing B's path and neither is to the right of the other.
A yields to B: A would be crossing B's path and neither is to the right of the other.

The T intersection without signs or signals (also known as an uncontrolled intersection) is a unique situation. There are no traffic control signs or signals, therefore the driver on the right (vehicle B) has the right-of-way. Be careful in this situation in case the driver going straight through (vehicle A) incorrectly assumes the right-of-way.

This intersection has no signs or signals and B is to the right of A.
A yields to B: This intersection has no signs or signals and B is to the right of A. For safety, drivers in the position of vehicle B must wait until the right-of-way is given before proceeding.

When exiting from service roads, alleys, parking lots and driveways, you must:

  • stop before any sidewalk crossing
  • stop before entering a main street
  • yield to pedestrians

Intersection reminders

  • A driver turning left across the path of an approaching vehicle cannot turn left until it is safe.
  • Parking lots have intersections without signs or signals, and the right-of-way rules apply.
  • All intersections have crosswalks that may be marked or unmarked and you must not pass another vehicle that has stopped for a pedestrian.
  • Intersections and Turns
  • Uncontrolled intersections