Yield signs are rarely found at conventional intersections, but these do exist. Pass your road test first time - watch the video!!
Hi there smart drivers, Rick with Smart Drive Test. Another quick tip for road sign smart. I'm talking to you today about the YIELD sign.
If you approach an intersection with a YIELD sign, you have to give the right-of-way to other road users in the intersection, if they're present: vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists--and the new road user--people on scooters. So pay attention, slow the vehicle, do a thorough scan of the intersection, and give the right-of-way.
And come to a complete stop if there are other road users in the intersection. Wait for them to clear the intersection before you proceed.
Yield Signs At Conventional Intersections are Rare
Now let me tell you, I had to work pretty hard to find this YIELD sign - either at a conventional intersection or a "T"-intersection, which is what this is. And most of the YIELD signs that I found in residential areas at intersections have been "T" intersections, but most of the time you're going to find YIELD signs at slip lanes or roundabouts.
That's where these signs are most prolific now, And I'll put a card up here for you, for the complete video on YIELD signs at slip lanes and roundabouts.
Head over there, look at that video and you'll know where to find YIELD signs. If you approach a YIELD sign, you must give the right-of-way to other vehicles. That means that if there are other vehicles or road users in the intersection, you have to stop and wait for them to clear the intersection.
Emphasis on Right-of-Way
I'll say this about right-of-way, when I studied to get my license in Australia, there was a lot of the driver's manual in the State of Victoria that was given over to explaining right-of-way for vehicles and drivers.
And it's also stressed by the fact that one of the top three reasons for crashes is failing to give the right-of-way. So you must give the right-of-way, and as I tell students: the right-of-way is never taken, its always given.
So you don't have to come to a complete stop at YIELD signed intersections, just approach the intersection, slow, do a thorough scan of the intersection and if there's other road users in the intersection, make sure you come to a complete stop.
Right-of-Way...Always given, never taken!
And give them the right-of-way. And do not proceed until they clear the intersection.
The same with slip lanes and roundabouts, you have to give other vehicles and road users the right-of-way before you proceed in the slip lane or the roundabout or at the conventional intersections... wherever there may be a YIELD sign.
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|In the area where you live, are there YIELD signs, or are most of the intersections controlled by lights and signs?|
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