The basis of all priority rules is that no-one has any rights in traffic, only joint obligations. Different perspectives on the same situation:
Not respecting the obligation to stop is a serious violation. It is one of the few things mentioned specifically in the law under the section on criteria to revoke a driving licence. In other words, you can lose your licence if you are lazy and continue rolling forward instead of stopping!
You have to stop. If there are 100 cars in a line, every single one must stop regardless of how good visibility is.
The sign Priority road is posted after every junction, not before.
Why after the junction and not before?
– This is so that the adjoining cars will also see the sign and realise they are on a priority road.
If the sign is posted after the junction, then how do I know that the road is a priority road before the junction?
– There are normally several indications that you are on a priority road before the junction too:
In addition, the Swedish Transport Agency specifies that a priority road sign is not posted directly after a junction if the road was not a priority road before the junction as well. Study the picture below:
The priority road sign is posted directly after the junction = priority road before the junction as well.
The sign Junction does not have to be posted for the right-hand rule to apply.
The sign is simply a clarification in particularly difficult junctions and most often it will not be posted where the right-hand rule is applicable.
But how come the sign is not always posted?
– The right-hand rule is applicable in so many places that this sign would fill up the whole traffic environment. The right-hand rule applies in parking areas, for example, and it would be unreasonable to post signs in every little intersection of the parking area.
|B must give way to A, and A must in turn give way to C. This means that according to the right-hand rule C is to drive first, then A and finally B.
However, in this case, it may be appropriate for B and C to drive at the same time and for A to go last, as A must also take the obstruction rule into account (they may not go into the junction and obstruct B).
|A is approaching from the right from B’s perspective, which means that B must give way to A. The fact that A is turning onto B’s road or that B’s road is bigger is of no importance.|
|The roads do not have to intersect at a 90° angle. The right-hand rule is applicable here as well. A is to give way to B.|
|The right-hand rule is also applicable in open areas. B is to give way to A.|
The right-hand rule applies here, since there are no indications that say otherwise (for example, road signs).
You enter an open area when the video ends. The right-hand rule applies.
The right-hand rule sign is posted here. However, this sign is unusual. It is absent from most intersections where the right-hand rule applies.
You may not hinder or cross the path of oncoming traffic when turning left.
|As A crosses B’s path, A must give way to B. This rule applies even if A has a green light (B can have a green light at the same time).|
The exit rule means that you have an obligation to give way when exiting:
The right-hand rule does not apply if a vehicle approaches from the right (red arrow). This is because it is a parking facility. Vehicles exiting the parking facility have an obligation to give way when exiting.
Last updated 2021-02-11.