Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Approaching a Stop Intersection?

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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.
– 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. After stopping, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle which has entered the intersection from another highway or which is approaching so closely on the highway so as to constitute an immediate hazard when the driver is moving across or within the intersection.
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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