Q. Who has the right of way for the yield sign in Santee parking lot? I've been almost side-swiped on numerous occasions due to the drive-thru traffic not yielding to the parking lot traffic (as would seem to be the case based on the sign's location and position).
A. The sign, not to mention normal right of way law, indicates that traffic going to the left, by the drive-thru mailboxes, must yield to parking lot traffic.
It's apparent that the sign is slightly tilted so that heavy-footed drivers in the left lane might not think it applies to them, and shoot out into the lot.
This is a complicated parking lot, and many people are running errands and rushing, so in general, let's take it easy while coming and going from the Post Office.
Post Office officials have been alerted to this issue, perhaps they'll tweak the yield sign so it clearly applies to the mailbox lane.