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Monday, April 23, 2007

When to Yield

A defensive driving course can teach you everything you need to know about the rules of the road, as well as excellent safe driving practices. One important consideration of defensive driving is knowing when to yield.

Sometimes knowing when to yield is easy—there’s a sign that reads “Yield,” which, if you can’t see it, probably means you won’t pass the vision portion of the next driving test. However, many times the situation is not so clear-cut. Here are some examples, and what to do about them.

Multi-way stop signs

If everyone gets to the intersection at the same time, whose turn is it to go? It’s a good idea to actually look at the other drivers (not just at their cars) to see their responses. They may wave you on, or they might just decide, “Well, must be my turn,” in which case you should wait. Repeat as necessary.

No signs at an intersection

This happens especially in rural or underdeveloped areas. No signs means that you should pretend there’s a Yield sign there, and act accordingly.

Get more good information from a defensive driving course online, such as the California online traffic school, Washington defensive driving class, Florida Driving School, or Texas defensive driving course.


Joe said...

In response to the multi way stop sign, according to the rules of the road in Illinos, the one who arrives at the intersection first has the right of way and should proceed with caution. In the event that 2 or more vehicles arrive at the same time, the vehicle to the left should yield to the vehicle to the right. If everyone is in conjunction with each other, then each vehicle could wave each other on with caution. This is to avoid the "you go, no no go!" situation and avoid disrupting the flow of traffic. For more information on the Rules of the road in Illinois, go to

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