If someone needs to come on from the on ramp, but you don't have any room to move over, does that on coming car need to yield and wait?

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  • 6 months ago

    Common practice and allowed is for the car on the ramp to be going faster than the flow of traffic so that they can get in front of the your car. Much easier to be going fast and slow down (after merging) than trying to speed up. Onramp traffic can also slow and merge behind you. Of course, if they cannot merge, they must yield (even to the point of stopping). They have no right to cause an accident. {Usually there is enough shoulder lane for the new guy to use to stay out of trouble.}

    Source(s): 45+ years on the road, including crowded freeways.
  • 6 months ago

    The merger has to yield. Hopefully they don't have to stop altogether

    because then it will disrupt the flow of traffic.

  • 6 months ago

    The ramp yields

  • rmm
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Yes, the traffic on the ramp has to yield, but there is no reason why the person in the lane can't help out and alter it's speed to create an opening. Flashing headlight indicate that you are giving room and to "come on in".

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  • 6 months ago

    Yes. You have the right of way in your lane, other vehicles entering your lane have no right.

  • Anonymous
    6 months ago

    that's the law, HE has to safely merge INTO traffic ..........................................

  • 6 months ago

    I know they have to yield, but what if they don't have any room left on the on ramp? Because some are small.

  • 6 months ago

    Yes. Traffic on the thru street or highway has the right of way.

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