Module3: 05 State laws

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What are Texas Yield Laws? As soon as a driver is allowed their license, common sites and performance rules are explained. For example, if you are at a green light turning left, you must yield to oncoming traffic. This means allowing all other traffic to go through first. Texas Transportation Code 545.153 applies specifically when entering a stop or access intersection. Section 544.003 states that the preferential right-of-way at an intersection is indicated by a stop sign or yield sign. Section 544.010 challenges that, unless otherwise directed by a police officer or traffic controlled device, drivers will yield to a vehicle that has entered the intersection from another roadway or is approaching, making it in an immediate danger to the operator's movement in or across the intersection.

If there is a yield sign, drivers should slow down to a reasonable speed and yield to a vehicle that has entered the vehicle from another roadway or is approaching so close that it becomes a hazard. If a driver must yield and is involved in a collision with a vehicle at an intersection after the driver ran a yield sign without stopping, the collision is considered evidence that the driver failed to yield. If under any of these circumstances, a collision does not occur, a police office can still issue a ticket to the driver for not yielding as required to do so. Fines will also be charged when the driver's lack of driving is the direct cause of a traffic collision.