ATTENTION FLEET OWNERS AND DRIVERS: Who has the right-of-way in your state

Right-of-way laws are not the same in all states. So do your drivers know the laws?

Who has the right of way when a driver is making a U-turn and someone else is turning right on red? This video from NBC-2 WBBH News provides the answer.

We found some great info on the automtive-fleet.com website that can help.

Take a look at these two videos and safety tip information.

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral

Here’s a California DMV video explaining how to yield the right of way to pedestrians, emergency vehicles and school buses.

All your fleet drivers need a solid grasp of right-of-way rules. This knowledge promotes safer driving practices and also helps prevent driver confusion and indecision – contributing factors in many crashes.

Here are a few rules provided by the California DMV. You may want to pass them along to your fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.

Never assume other drivers will give you the right of way. Yield the right of way whenever doing so helps to prevent a collision.
Respect the right of way for pedestrians. Always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other crosswalks, even if the crosswalk is in the middle of the block or at a corner without traffic lights. It doesn’t matter whether or not painted lines mark the crosswalk.
At intersections without stop or yield signs, slow down and be ready to stop. Yield to traffic and pedestrians already in the intersection or just entering the intersection. Also yield to the vehicle or bicycle that arrives first, or to the vehicle or bicycle on your right if it reaches the intersection at the same time as you.
At T intersections without stop or yield signs, yield to traffic and pedestrians on the through road. They have the right of way.
When you turn right, be sure to check for pedestrians crossing the street and bicyclists coming up behind you on the right.