Which of these are T-intersections (or T-junctions)? Select all that apply Which of these are T-intersections (or T-junctions)? Select all that apply

  • A. A

  • B. B

  • C. C

  • D. D

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    The correct answer is B, D
     
    When two roads meet and form a T shape, it's called a T-intersection. The driver on the bottom of the T must give way to drivers on the top of the T. A driver turning right from the top of the T into the bottom of the T must give way to other drivers on the top of the T, but doesn't have to give way to drivers on the bottom of the T.
     
 
 
 

What is a T-intersection?

T intersections are the most basic of intersections where one road meets another at right angles (or close to a right angle). They are less complex than crossroads. T intersections work well in low and medium volumes of traffic but can be difficult to emerge from when turning right if traffic is heavy. When a T-intersection gets busy, or there are a number of accidents, it might have traffic lights installed to control when vehicles can go. Otherwise the intersection might be uncontrolled (no lines), a give way (a white line) or a stop (yellow line).

When a stop sign is placed at a T-intersection it is usually because visibility of the road is restricted as you approach it.