Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching a Yield Sign?

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Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.123 – Vehicle Entering Stop of Yield at Intersection, a Florida driving approaching posted stop or yield must, in obedience with such sign, slow down to a reasonable speed for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop their vehicle before entering the crosswalk or intersection.
In Florida car accident cases, as a general rule, any car that is approaching an intersection or crosswalk shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle or pedestrian that is already in or at the intersection.
Below are some other duties imposed on Florida drivers approaching a Yield or Stop Sign:
– If approaching a stop intersection, Drivers must stop at a clearly marked stop line, or if there is no stop line before entering the cross walk, or at the point nearest the intersection roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic before entering the intersection.
– If at a four-way stop intersection, the driver of the first vehicle to stop at the intersection shall be the first to proceed. If two or more vehicles approach this type of intersection at the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.
If you have been involved in and/or are the victim or an accident, please contact Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. regarding your rights. You can also read more Florida Traffic Laws on the Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. website.

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