What is a yield sign?

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While driving, you are expected to be very alert and watchful on the road signs. Traffic signs, including the YIELD sign, are meant to protect drivers and riders from road accidents. Yield signs are red and white with red letters. The sign is a warning to let you know that a vehicle traveling on the other lane has the right of way. It means, you should slow down and stop if necessary. You should only proceed when there is no oncoming vehicle. The first yield sign was posted in 1950 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

What you should do when you see a yield Sign

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1. Slow down

2. Stop when necessary
3. Give a way to oncoming vehicles or pedestrians
4. Wait for a clearer of an opening
5. Proceed with caution when safe
6. Remain aware of oncoming vehicles.

How slowly should you approach a yield sign?

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The Yield sign is an attention to driver that he must allow any oncoming cross-traffic to go first. To do this, the driver need go slow enough to observe any approaching traffic, and be able to stop if necessary. The maximum speed varies, based on traffic patterns, construction of the intersection, and road conditions, but obviously more than 30 mph turn through yield sign would be considered careless driving because you wouldn’t be able to stop if you needed to yield the right of way.