How can we cross at streets and lanes with no stop sign or traffic signal?
Whether you are using vision or hearing (or both), there are only 3 ways you can cross streets with no traffic control:
You can cross:
- during a "crossable gap in traffic" (explained on the next page);
- when vehicles in all lanes approaching the crossing have stopped (yielded) for you;
- trusting that all drivers who might be approaching will yield for you.
The primary focus of this Self-Study Guide is crossable gaps in traffic, especially:
The other ways to cross (crossing when drivers have yielded or are expected to yield) can be considered as alternatives for situations where it is not possible to cross during a crossable gap in traffic (or not possible to be sure you are crossing during a crossable gap)
- figuring out when there is a crossable gap in traffic, and
- recognizing Situations of Uncertainty where it is not possible to figure out when there is a crossable gap in traffic.