Florida Traffic Laws – What Is the Duty of a Driver Entering Highway from Private Road, Driveway, Alley, or Building?

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Pursuant to Title XXIII – Motor Vehicles, Chapter 316 – State Uniform Traffic Control, Section 316.125 – Vehicles Entering Highways from Private Road or Driveway or Emerging from Alley, Driveway or Building, Florida drivers have a duty to yield the right-of-way in certain circumstances.
1. Drivers who are about to enter or cross a highway from an alley, building, private road or drive way MUST yield the right-of-way to ALL vehicles approaching on the highway to be entered which are close enough to constitute an immediate hazard.
2. Drivers who are exiting an alley, building, private road or driveway within a business or residence district shall stop the vehicle immediately prior to driving onto a sidewalk or onto the sidewalk are extending across the alley, building entrance, road or driveway. If there is no sidewalk area, these drivers must stop at the point nearest the street they are attempted to enter where the driver has a view of approaching traffic. The drive must yield to all vehicles and pedestrians which are close enough to constitute an immediate hazard.
Florida law states who has a duty to yield (give up) the right-of-way. As a general rule of Florida traffic law, every driver, motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian or other operate of a motorized vehicle (i.e., moped) must do everything possible to avoid a crash. You can read more Florida Traffic Laws on the Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. website.

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