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Ask a trooper: Right-of-way goes to the right

Published 02/08/2009, Duluth News Tribune

I have been trying to find out what the traffic laws are regarding the right of way in residential uncontrolled intersections. I have seen so many people driving so fast through these intersections, not even slowing down, not looking and assuming that because there are no signs that they have the right of way. I was taught that if you arrived at an uncontrolled intersection before another vehicle, that you have the right of way, even if you are making a turn. I have been honked at by cars that were a half a block away when I was turning right, and they came up behind me after my turn, having to apply their brakes because they were going 40 mph and then honking as though they had the right of way. What are the specific laws here?

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