When both car and pedestrian are signaled to go, who has the right of way?

Trooper Steve explains who has the right of way

When both the driver and pedestrian are signaled to go, who has the right of way?
When both the driver and pedestrian are signaled to go, who has the right of way?

ORLANDO, Fla. – Kathy, of Tavares, asked, “if I’m traveling in the right lane with the intention to turn right on a solid green light but the pedestrians have a walk emblem, who has the right of way, me or the pedestrians?”

This is a great question because here in Orange County we are No. 1 in the state with pedestrians and vehicles involved in crashes.

Obviously, that’s something not to be proud of. So when a question like this presents itself I get a little excited because hopefully, we can prevent another crash from happening.

If you’re traveling on a road with the intent to make a right turn on a green light you still have to do it carefully.

If a pedestrian was to activate the crosswalk indicator it would happen in this type of situation. The majority of us have seen this occur. Your several cars back, you see a green light ahead, yet no traffic is moving.

It’s one of two situations here; either a driver is not paying attention and doesn’t see that there’s a green light or prior to making the right turn they are actively yielding to pedestrians in the crosswalk.

If the pedestrian is given a pedestrian indicator giving them authorization to cross the road they have the right of way over you making your right turn on a green light. To some of us, this may be blowing your mind, to others, you might be thinking “What the honk?”