ömsesidigt samspel

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14:09 Apr 23, 2018
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Automotive / Cars & Trucks / driving theory
Swedish term or phrase: ömsesidigt samspel
This is apparently a term used when neither driver has a duty to give way.
It appears in a driving theory text under a section on acceleration lanes/slip-roads:

Större vägar, som landsvägar och motorvägar, förses ofta med ett accelerationsfält för att underlätta påfarten.
De fordon som kör i accelerationsfältet ska anpassa sin hastighet så att de kan köra in i en lucka utan att störa trafiken på vägen.
Varken fordon på vägen eller fordon i accelerationsfältet har väjningsplikt, det är ett ömsesidigt samspel.

Also wondering, do any UK drivers know if this rule is the same in the UK?
Michael Purvis

Summary of answers provided
4 +1mutual interaction
Cynthia Coan
3 -1mutual interplay

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32 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): -1
mutual interplay

Why not go the literal way?
It seems to be a mere eloquent description of what's happening; not a "traffic-specific" term, as is the case with "väjningsplikt"...

Local time: 15:21
Native speaker of: Native in GreekGreek, Native in SwedishSwedish

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disagree  Chris S: Meaningless
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2 days 1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
mutual interaction

Since neither driver in this scenario has a clear-cut duty to yield, the key to successfully and safely sharing the road is for each to do his/her part to ensure the safety of the other driver. In other words, staying safe and avoiding an accident in this situation is a joint (mutual) responsibility.

Example sentence(s):
  • ... [T]he microscopical traffic structure can be described with the help of a repulsive potential describi ng the mutual interaction between successive cars in the chain of vehicles.

Cynthia Coan
United States
Local time: 05:21
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 4

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agree  Thomas Johansson
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