Yield signs are rarely found at conventional intersections, but these do exist.
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.
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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.
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.
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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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Question for my smart drivers:
In the area where you live, are there YIELD signs, or are most of the intersections controlled by lights and signs?
Yield signs are most often found at slip lanes & roundabouts.
In this day and age it's unlikely that you're going to find the yield sign at an intersection.
You might find them at some quiet residential intersections, but for the most part you're not going to find these at an intersection.
We'll be right back to tell you where you're going to find the yield sign.
Quiet Residential Areas
In this day and age the yield sign is rarely found at intersections.
You may find it in some quiet residential areas at intersections, but for the most part the yield sign is not found at intersections.
Slip Lanes & Roundabouts
The most popular place to find the yield sign is at roundabouts and slip lanes or turning lanes as we call them in Canada and North America.
Because they're found at roundabouts and slip lanes, for the most part, drivers have to merge and you have to be slowing down as you're coming up to the yield sign - scanning well ahead and looking to see if in fact you might have to stop for other traffic.
To yield the right-of-way to other traffic in the intersection or the road onto which you're going to merge.
So be prepared for stop, slowing down, covering the brake, scanning well ahead and making sure that you don't have to come to a stop; to yield to other pedestrians, other vehicles on the roadway.
Private to Public Roads
The other place where there aren't yield signs, where they may have to yield is coming off a private road onto a public road.
You have to yield to all other pedestrians and traffic on the roadway.
Those are the places where you'll find the yield sign.
In conclusion, the two most popular places that you're going to find yield signs in this day and age is roundabouts, slip lanes or turning lanes.
And for the most part when you're encountering a yield sign you're going to have to merge.
The way to deal with it is scan well ahead, slowing down, being prepared to stop.
But again know that you don't have to stop if the way is clear and you can proceed.