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January 2018

Road Rules 101: Is it ever OK to pass on the right?

The idea of "passing on the right" makes many drivers uncomfortable, except maybe when overtaking another driver who is turning left. However, Washington and Oregon law...

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Road Rules 101: How does right-of-way differ between two-way stops, four-way stops, and T-intersections?

The first rule to remember is no one has true "right" of way. Anyone is obligated to yield if another car is within the intersection or so close as to present a hazard...

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Road Rules 101: When is it OK to turn on a red light or red arrow?

Under both Washington and Oregon law, you can turn right on a solid red arrow (the same as a solid red light) provided you come to a full stop, traffic is clear, and it's safe to do so, unless...

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Road Rules 101: Must you stop for school buses on multilane roads?

That depends on the direction you're traveling and whether you're driving in Washington or Oregon. Here are two common situations: You're behind the bus, driving on a three-lane road...

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Road Rules 101: When turning onto a multilane road from a single turn lane, can you go straight into the lane you want to travel in?

This question comes up most often for drivers who are turning left onto a four-lane road and want to be in the outside lane. In that case, the answer is no...

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Road Rules 101: When must I pull over for emergency vehicles and when can I keep going?

Encountering an emergency vehicle with lights flashing can be nerve-rattling even for experienced drivers, especially when on an unfamiliar road...

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