When driving in mountains, who has the right-of-way on narrow road ?
a. vehicle going uphill?
b. vehicle going downhill?
Answer: Vehicle traveling uphill has right-of-way. Vehicle traveling downhill backs up to let him pass…
On Mountain Roads
When two vehicles meet on a steep road where neither vehicle can pass, the vehicle facing downhill must yield the right-of-way by backing up until the vehicle going uphill can pass. The vehicle facing downhill has the greater amount of control when backing up the hill.
V C Section 21662 Mountain Driving:
The driver of a motor vehicle traveling through defiles or canyons or upon mountain highways shall hold the motor vehicle under control at all times and shall do the following when applicable:
(a) If the roadway has no marked centerline, the driver shall drive as near the right-hand edge of the roadway as is reasonably possible.
(b) If the roadway has insufficient width to permit a motor vehicle to be driven entirely to the right of the center of the roadway, the driver shall give audible warning with the horn of the motor vehicle upon approaching any curve where the view is obstructed within a distance of 200 feet along the highway.
Amended Ch. 462, Stats. 1984. Effective January 1, 1985.
Drive safely and practice defensive driving technique! Respect the rights of those who share the road and live in the neighborhoods surrounding MMS.
For safety and good relations with our neighbors, please review and adhere to the following basic rules:
- Maximum speed of 40 mph on Summit Road (speed limit is 35)
- Maximum speed of 15 mph or less on the campus (slower if children and animals are in vicinity)
- Maximum spped of 15 mph max on Mount Madonna Road, on the curves that hold 2 vehicles; 20 mph max on the straight-a-ways.
- Stay on your side of the road and honk/put lights on when going around curves that can only hold one vehicle! Go no more than 10 mph on these curves.
- When exiting the upper or lower campus, stop and look both ways before turning onto Summit Road
Thank you for your cooperation!