Yielding the Right of Way
The “right of way” is a driving rule designed to help reduce the risk of car accidents and increase driver safety. Any time you encounter another vehicle or pedestrian, one of you has to give up the right of way to the other in order to prevent accidents, injuries, and even death. The “right of way” rule keeps the roads and highways safe, and breaking the rules is putting yourself and those around you in jeopardy. When an accident does occur, it is the fault of the driver who failed to yield the right of way, and he or she is considered financially responsible.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident because the other driver failed to yield the right of way, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling 800-242-2874.
Knowing When to Yield
Often, signs alert you as to when you are required to let the other driver have the right of way. The most common are:
- The stop light: When you approach a stop light, stop before the cross walk. If you are making a right-hand turn, you can cautiously turn right as long as you first yield to oncoming traffic, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Otherwise, wait until the light changes to green.
- The stop sign: Come to a stop before the crosswalk. Yield to the driver who arrived at the stop sign first. If the other driver arrived at the same time, the right of way belongs to the driver on the right. A flashing red light is treated like a stop sign.
- The yield sign: A yield sign tells you to yield for other traffic. If there is no traffic to yield to, you may proceed. A flashing yellow light is treated like a yield sign.
If you have been in an accident caused by another driver, contact the Wisconsin car accident lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.