Does the car traveling on the freeway have to yield to the car getting on the freeway from an on ramp?
According to the state's Department of Licensing manual, drivers already on the roadway have the right of way. That means the driver entering the freeway will have to yield to them or adjust their speeds to safely merge into the existing flow.
Troopers tell me that drivers already on the road should, if they safely can, move over to make room for merging traffic. However, those drivers are not required by law to do so. It's a pure courtesy and safety move. If there is an accident, the driver entering the flow of traffic would be at fault.
The National Safety Council recommends that if there are more than 2 lanes on your side of the highway that you use the second lane from the right unless actually positioning to exit the highway. This leaves the right lane available for easy merging of entering and exiting traffic.
I was woke up at 3AM to the best thunderstorm show I have ever seen in my life! ��
Major brush fire in Wenatchee. Viewpoint, looking west across the Wenatchee River.
The images of the Andromeda Spiral Galaxy (M31)and Globular
Cluster (M15) were taken with an Explore Scientific ED127
and Nikon D3100 DSLR. M31 is a stack of 1-hour and M15 is a
stack of 30-minutes.