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Many accidents occur in Alabama intersections. Dangerous situations happen because drivers are unaware of how to proceed safely in relation to other vehicles on the road. It can be difficult to know whose turn it is to proceed while driving through intersections in Alabama, so if you’ve been involved in a traffic collision, contact a skilled car accident lawyer today. An attorney can help you determine who is legally liable and hold that party responsible for your losses.
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It’s important to remember the different ways to keep yourself and other motorists safe while traveling through Alabama intersections, including:
When driving in an intersection, it’s important to know the right of way laws of for the city or town you are traveling through. For example:
While driving up to an intersection, you should carefully look out for other cars. Be aware of blind spots and places where it is difficult to see other cars approaching. You should use your signal when driving through intersections to let others know of your intentions. Look in all directions when approaching and sitting in an intersection, even if you believe you have the right of way.
Alabama began the Flashing Yellow Arrow Campaign in 2015 to make intersections more efficient. In locations targeted by this campaign, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) set up traffic lights with flashing yellow arrows. The yellow arrow indicates to drivers that they may turn, but should first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
When roads meet, ALDOT often uses stop signs to direct traffic. Keep the following in mind when using stop signs in intersections:
Many heavily-traveled intersections have lights to guide vehicles through them. If you approach a traffic light with green, yellow, and red lights, you should keep the following in mind:
Driving through intersections can be dangerous. However, by understanding Alabama laws and appropriate safety techniques, you can work to prevent an accident from even occurring. If you have been involved in an incident that was caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless behavior, contact a car accident lawyer from Belt, Bruner, & Barnett P.C. at (205) 933-1500 to schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case.