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The Importance of Yield Signs

Countless multi-vehicle accidents occur because one or more of the drivers fail to yield the right of way. The right of way is a rule of the road which gives precedence to one vehicle over another. In simpler terms, it tells you whose turn it is to drive, and who has to wait. If an accident does happen, it is the fault of the driver who failed to yield the right of way. Because that driver is considered financially liable for the accident, it is important for you to know when you’re required to yield.

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Obeying Traffic Signs

Traffic signs are used to let drivers know when they are expected to yield the right of way. Some of the most common are:

  • The stop sign. The familiar octagonal stop sign requires you to stop before the crosswalk and yield the right of way to another driver. If there are multiple stop signs, the driver who arrived at the stop first gets the right of way. If the street with the stop sign intersects a street without a stop sign, the driver at the stop sign has to wait until traffic is clear to proceed. Flashing red lights are treated like stop signs.
  • The yield sign. The yield sign warns you to stop and yield to any traffic. If there is none, you may proceed. Flashing yellow lights are to be treated the same as a yield sign.
  • The red light. Similar to the stop sign, the red light tells drivers to stop and yield the right of way. If you are turning right, you may do so cautiously after yielding the right of the way to any oncoming vehicles.

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