What is T type intersection?

A T-junction is an intersection at which a minor roadway meets a major roadway. These are also common types of intersections that you will often encounter. The minor roadway at a T-intersection is almost always controlled by a stop sign, whereas the vehicles on the major roadway continue driving without having to stop.

What do you do at a T intersection?


  • At intersections without “STOP” or “YIELD” signs, slow down and be ready to stop.
  • At “T” intersections without “STOP” or “YIELD” signs, yield to traffic and pedestrians on the through road.
  • When you turn left, give the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching that are close enough to be dangerous.

What does t mean in driving?

T intersection. One of the intersection traffic signs. The road you are traveling on ends straight ahead. Slow down and prepare to stop before turning. Most T-intersections will feature a YIELD sign or a STOP sign to remind you to give the right-of-way to cross traffic.

Who gives way at a T intersection?

If you’re driving on a road that ends at a T-intersection, you must give way to all vehicles—except those doing a U-turn—travelling on the road continuing through the intersection. In this example, Vehicle A (white) must give way to Vehicle B (yellow).

Is A at T in junction?

If you arrive at a T-junction, the road that you are on joins at right angles to another road, so that you have to turn either left or right to continue.

What are the dangers of T intersections?

The biggest risk at intersections is that many drivers fail to notice their surroundings. They may be in a hurry and don’t stop fully and look around, or, if they drive the same route regularly, they might start taking for granted what they expect at that intersection.

Do you have to stop at T junctions?

Some T junctions have stop signs at the end of them. It is mandatory to stop at these junctions. Once you have fully come to a stop, however, you will just need to follow the same tips as before. Make your observations, check every angle, and continue nailing the T junction as you would normally.

What does a side t mean?

This side road sign warns drivers of an upcoming intersection so they can be aware of traffic entering or exiting the highway. Shape: Diamond. Side road signs are a diamond with a sideways “T” symbol in the middle.

What happens if two cars arrive at the intersection at the same time?

When two vehicles arrive at the same time, the right-of-way guidelines dictate that the vehicle on the right should go first. If vehicles arrive at the intersection at the same time across from one another, the vehicle turning should yield to the vehicle going straight.

Who has right of way at crossroads?

(2) A driver approaching a road junction shall yield the right of way to another vehicle which has commenced to turn or cross at the junction in accordance with these bye-laws, and to a pedestrian who has commenced to cross at the junction in accordance with these bye-laws.

What is T junction used for?

T-junctions are used where a minor road joins a major road. That’s why they’re called T-junctions, driving up the minor road is the vertical line, and the top of the ‘T’ is the major road.