To the Editor:

Recently I have witnessed several potential car accidents at the intersection of Pioneer and Grapevine. The reason is confusion over right-of-way. Vehicles traveling north and south must stop at a stop sign then proceed when the intersection is clear. The problem comes when one vehicle is turning left and the vehicle coming from the opposite direction is going straight. Where right-of-way rules are concerned, the Nevada Driver’s Handbook states, “A vehicle going straight ahead that is already in the intersection has the right-of-way over one turning left.”  In other words this intersection should be treated like any other intersection that has a traffic light. Be sure the oncoming traffic is clear before making a left hand turn.

Kristin Endres