From: Vince Brannigan
Subject: Re: [NEWS]: Probe: U.S. Knew of Jet Terror Plots
References: "James Anatidae" wrote:
> :Vince Brannigan wrote in message
> :> better for Vince than pulling out on a red light and getting broadsided,
> :> killing his family and the folsk in the other innocent vehicle.
> :Ever hear of looking both ways?
> He wouldn't do that unless there was a warning sign telling him to.
When favored drivers know the road is protected by a stop sign at an
intersection with another road, they may reasonably assume until seeing
otherwise that motorists approaching the intersection will stop, look, and
yield the right-of-way to drivers on the favored road. Roth v. Jelden, 80 SD
40, 46, 118 NW2d 20, 24 (1962); Burmeister, 81 SD at 583, 139 NW2d at 229
We perceive a distinction between unfavored drivers who do not look or look but
fail to see, and those drivers who look before entering an intersection, but
misgauge the safety of the maneuver because they believe they have enough time
to cross or they are misled about the speed or distance of an approaching
See McKiver, 67 SD 613, 297 NW at 448. The distinction is simply this: looking
and seeing what is there to be seen is a matter of duty; looking and proceeding
the belief that one can safely do so is a matter of judgment. See Ford v.
Hochstetter, 85 SD 4, 8, 176 NW2d 501, 504 (1970); Cowan v. Dean, 81 SD 486,
137 NW2d 337, 342 (1965); Campbell v. Jackson, 65 SD 154, 272 NW 293, 296
(1937) (citing Glynn v. Krippner, 60 F2d 406, 409 (8thCir 1932));
Descombaz v. Klock, 58 SD 173, 235 NW 502, 504 (1931) (if one looks, it is
implied that one sees what is there to be seen). Factors that might mask an
approaching vehicle's speed or distance thus leading a prudent motorist to
misjudge the timing of its arrival might include such things as weather
topography, angle of observation, and myriad other circumstances.
(southd dakota law)
even in canada
- When an emergency vehicle approaches you from behind while you are stationary
at an intersection stop sign or red light, do not move unless you can
pull to the right
- Don't drive through a red light or stop sign when an emergency vehicle
approaches from behind