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Old 25.07.2021, 00:12
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Re: Who have the right of way in this uncontrolled intersection?

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It made me think, shouldn't you stop before a railbar when the traffic lights are yellow-blinking or completely off? It seems to be like with any situation were the railway cross the road, one shouldn't trust the railbar but stop, make sure there's no train coming, and only then go

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In this case, the railbar is still working, just the traffic light is not. I knew this because this is the route that I walked pass nearly everyday and I often got to wait for the railbar to go up even during the construction.

However, you are right, if with any doubt whether the railbar is functional or not, I would stop before the railroad crossing and check before proceeding and I would pass the intersection at much slower pace.
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Re: Who have the right of way in this uncontrolled intersection.

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It made me think, shouldn't you stop before a railbar when the traffic lights are yellow-blinking or completely off? It seems to be like with any situation were the railway cross the road, one shouldn't trust the railbar but stop, make sure there's no train coming, and only then go

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AFAIK the rail lights and the bars work on separate power circuits, so it's extremely unlikely that both fail.
I guess that's why you have to stop even if only the lights flash.
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In this case of blinking yellow light at the intersection, I will not proceed beyond the stop line if I cannot cross to the road that I want to enter safely, in one go.

If I knew that there are cars turning right and they have priority, I would wait at the stop line of the intersection and proceed when all 3 conditions (railroad crossing, priority to the right at the intersection, and right turning lane) are cleared.
This is where the ability to read the signs comes into play, and thus your speed. You're on a temporary one-way lane with oncoming bicycles and a solid white line all the way on your left after the construction site, so there's no other "straight" oncoming traffic on the crossings to mind. You're also on the main road, so no need to pay that much attention for traffic from the left or right when entering the crossings. The way I read the red-white posts ahead you don't need to plan for oncoming traffic that turns left either, though I'm not entirely sure about that.

So if you know that the railbars are open, all you have to look out for is those pesky oncoming bikes, provided you keep a nice distance to the car ahead of you if there is one. There's enough room for one car on either side of the rails to let those from the right pass, provided there's no train underway, which you may have checked before passing the yellow traffic light.

The fact that the black car let you in may mean that you were too fast for the situation - or maybe not, maybe the driver wasn't sure either.

Either way, yes the crossing is tricky. The one thing you will always want in such situations is ample time, which is a result of adequately low speed.

Safe driving and best of luck with your test
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