A blind intersection is defined in the DMV’s California Driver Handbook. This specific situation can be tricky for drivers so take an abundance of precaution.
Be on the lookout and be safe, such intersections are known to cause accidents and even fatalities.
What is a Blind Intersection?
According to the DMV’s California Driver Handbook, “an intersection is considered “blind” if there are no stop signs at any corner and you cannot see for 100 feet in either direction during the last 100 feet before crossing.” The speed limit for such an intersection is 15 mph.
You can’t see where traffic is coming from because obstacles like trees, buildings, cars could be blocking your view. Stop signs or other traffic signals are usually absent in such scenarios.
What should you do in a Blind Intersection?
In such a scenario, you should inch forward slowly until you can see clearly to cross the intersection. Once clear, you can continue as normal. However, by crossing slowly, you can quickly stop if another car comes into the intersection.