Which statement is true in this situation, where there is an obstruction on the road?
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It is true that, in many cases, road signs will be used that regulate this type of situation. These signs are:
Priority for oncoming vehicles (B6)
Priority over oncoming vehicles (B7)
If there are no road signs, however, there is a rule that states:
“If there is an obstruction in the road, the driver whose side of the road is obstructed shall stop, if this is necessary for oncoming traffic to be able to pass.” (Road Traffic Ordinance)
This means that you must stop and allow oncoming traffic to pass.
But surely mutual adaptation only applies in traffic?
– Yes, there is nothing to prevent all drivers in this situation from, for example, following the zip-fastener principle, as a fair way to ensure that nobody needs to wait for too long. The rules, however, state that the driver on whose side of the road the obstruction is has the obligation to stop. The alternative answer that involves mutual adaptation also states that all drivers have equal obligations, which is wrong.
This is an example of one of the driving theory questions at Körtkortonline.se (also in theory tests in Arabic).
There is also a driving licence book online (2023).
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