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Have you been fined for a right of way violation? Do you need to know your rights regarding the right of way? Right of way laws provide information on which vehicles are given right of way in all traffic situations. If you think you have been wrongfully cited for failure to yield right of way and have questions, you want an experienced professional to provide the answers. Read below where Experts have answered questions regarding the law regarding the right of way.

What is the penalty for not giving a parked patrol car with flashing lights the right of way in Virginia?

The law for right of way to emergency vehicles in Virginia is 46.2-921.1 which states that anyone using Virginia roadways must yield right of way or face at least a Class 1 Misdemeanor, a maximum penalty of up to one year in jail and or a fine up to $2,500. In a case such as this, it may be best to try and negotiate a plea deal with the prosecutor. If found guilty, the driver could have a permanent criminal driving record.

Who has the right of way on a city street when a driver is trying to parallel park?  

Case details: A driver was trying to parallel park on a two way street. Another driver pulls out of a garage and hits the car that was trying to park.

In a case such as this, the driver who was trying to park was likely moving slow enough as to not cause an accident. If a collision occurs, the other driver is probably at fault. However, if the car that is trying to park is obstructing traffic, that driver should yield the right-a-way. In the event that the driver who isn't parking can manage to get around the parking car but chooses not to, then that driver would be obstructing traffic.

In Ohio, does an ambulance or a funeral procession have the right of way?

In the state of Ohio, the funeral procession must yield right of way to any emergency vehicle.

Can a person plead not guilty when failing to yield at a right of way and gets hit by a vehicle?

Anyone can dispute a charge or plead not guilty. However, if the state has evidence proving the driver failed to yield right of way, the driver will likely lose the case.

In order to prove one's case of not guilty, the driver would have to show that there was no way of seeing oncoming traffic due to a blind intersection or that the other driver was going over the speed limit which didn't allow the first driver an opportunity to react as he/she entered the lane. Although, when crossing an intersection it is the driver's responsibility to ensure that there is no oncoming traffic. In a case such as this, a traffic ticket attorney may be able to challenge the ticket if the intersection was in fact obstructing the driver's view of oncoming traffic.

Right of way laws are sometimes difficult to understand and can be frustrating for some people. If you have questions regarding the laws of the right of way, you want to ensure you have correct information that is best delivered by an Expert. Verified legal Experts are available at your convenience and from the privacy of your home to answer all your questions. 

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