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Old 09-02-2010, 01:03 PM
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Originally Posted by OnTheRoad View Post
Actually the rule for cars is NOT who arrives first. It is the person on the right, no matter when they arrive.

From Oregon Revised Statutes: (emphasis mine)
Failure to yield right of way at uncontrolled intersection
(1) A person commits the offense of failure to yield the right of way at an uncontrolled intersection if the person is operating a motor vehicle that is approaching an uncontrolled highway intersection and the person does not look out for and give right of way to any driver on the right simultaneously approaching a given point, regardless of which driver first reaches and enters the intersection.
Thanks for that. I always thought (and I feel this is what most people assume) that first to reach the intersection get ROW, and ties go to the vehicle on the right. Interesting that the statute also goes on to state "(3) A person entering an intersection at an unlawful speed shall forfeit any right of way the person would otherwise have under subsection (1) of this section." Speeders lose their ROW.
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