SHALL YOU? Maybe
SHOULD YOU? In most cases NO.
CAN YOU? YES
You may have the right of way. Excising that right is permitted. It could result in others saying you are dead right. Your family might get some payout over the incident but YOU are still dead exercising your right of way privileges.
WHY would you not want to avoid a collision if you can by yielding your right of way?
Do you seriously think a bus driver would deliberately just proceed because they have the right of way when a truck fails to stop coming from the side and they can see something bad is about to happen?
It has happened. MILLIONS of dollars will be spent on the victims. If you ask them they would have much preferred the accident had not happened and that their 16 seatmates were still alive enjoying their lives.
"Now, as a father, I couldn't imagine getting the phone call about my son being in a tragedy like that.?
Jon Blum U.S. Olympic team LA TIMES
Fifteen died at the scene, with most aged between 15 and 20 years old, as well as the team coach, assistant coach, team announcer and bus driver. The team's athletic therapist and the lone female Broncos staff, Dayana Brons, died later in the hospital.
SOURCE same LA TIMES and NY TIMES, ABC,CBS,CNN,NBC,ESPN Reuters, AP..... and darn near every other media source you can think of.
NO amount of money will ever compensate them back to what it was before the accident.
It does not matter a busy road or a road with little traffic. If you can do something to avoid the accident you SHOULD do something.
It has happened on busy roads too. You the driver dying but knowing you had the right of way means what really?
You can YIELD your right of way to save your life and others.