Little known, sometimes amusing traffic laws

Judge Tim Dickerson, Sierra Vista Herald

It may be informative, perhaps even surprising or amusing, to review some new, little known, or often ignored traffic laws.

In the category of little known laws, the driver of a vehicle exiting from an alley or private driveway, such as from a business along Fry Boulevard or a driveway in a residential area, must stop the vehicle immediately before driving onto the sidewalk or sidewalk area. The driver must also yield the right of way to pedestrians and approaching vehicles.

It is no longer a new law, but if a driver approaches a stationary vehicle which is displaying alternately flashing lights or warning lights, on a roadway with at least two lanes proceeding in the same direction as the approaching vehicle, the driver must change lanes away from the stationary vehicle if it is safe to do so. If the driver cannot safely change lanes, he or she must proceed with caution and reduce their speed, while maintaining a safe speed for road conditions.

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