Failing to yield

Failure to Yield Traffic Tickets in NYC

Citation for failure to yieldMotorists are expected to yield when they approach a yield sign. Drivers also must yield when another motorist has the right-of-way. If a driver does not yield when required to by law, that motorist could face serious consequences. The driver could be ticketed for a failure to yield and could face a variety of penalties that go along with getting a traffic ticket for a moving violation. If an accident occurs, a driver who failed to yield could also be held liable for the consequences.

NY Traffic Firm can help motorists who are accused of not yielding when required to by law. Just because you have been accused of failing to yield does not mean you should admit you committed this offense and accept the consequences. You may be able to successfully fight the accusations that have been made against you, and our traffic ticket lawyers in NY can help you to explore your options for dealing with a ticket you’ve received.

You should not just pay your ticket, as this would involve giving up your rights to fight the allegations. You also cannot ignore the ticket or delay for too long, as you have a limited period of time to try to fight it.

As soon as you have received your citation, give our attorneys a call so we can begin working on your defense.

New York Laws On Failure to Yield

New York Vehicle and Traffic Law Section 1172 establishes the rules for yield signs. Motorists who approach a yield sign are required to stop. Motorists must stop before the clearly marked yield line, if such a line exists. If there is no line on the road, motorists must stop prior to entering a crosswalk or must stop at the point nearest to the intersecting road where the motorist has a view of oncoming traffic prior to entering the intersection.

A yield sign is not the only place where a driver is required to yield. Motorists are expected to know and comply with a variety of laws found in New York’s traffic code that require them to yield. For example, motorists have to yield to pedestrians who are in a crosswalk and must yield to pedestrians if the motorist is exiting a driveway or private road.  Motorists also must yield to traffic from the right if making a lefthand turn, and must comply with right-of-way rules when approaching a stop sign.

Penalties and Consequences for Failure to Yield

Motorists who do not yield when required can be ticketed, which means that they will face fines and potential surcharges that come with the traffic ticket. The amount of the fine will vary depending upon the location where the motorist failed to yield and the specifics of the violation that the motorist committed.

Because a ticket for failure to yield can result in points on your driver’s license, the initial fine and costs are just a part of the possible consequences that could result from being ticketed. Having a record of the ticket on your license and driving history could cause you to experience higher premiums for motor vehicle insurance. If you attempt to get any type of job that requires you to have a clean driving record, you could also be unable to obtain the position as a result of the failure to yield violation.

Points on your license could also result in the suspension of your license if you get more than 11 points in an 18-month period.

Fight Your Ticket

You don’t have roll over, pay the citation and be done. Over-eager traffic enforcement intermingles with errors every day. Always be ready to fight back. The odds are in your favor when you work with NY Traffic Firm.

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How a New York Traffic Ticket Attorney Can Help

You should not just accept the penalties and the consequences associated with a ticket for failure to yield. If you send in a fine when you receive a citation, this is an admission of guilt and you’ll be giving up your chances to fight the accusations against you. Before you admit that you violated New York’s traffic laws, you should talk with an experienced attorney about what your options are for responding to the citation.

Motorists can avoid being found guilty of a failure to yield violation if they can introduce doubt as to whether they actually violated New York’s rules of the road. Motorists could also avoid being found guilty of the violation if they can demonstrate that their actions were lawful or necessary due to driving conditions or for safety reasons.

An experienced NY traffic lawyer Daniel Kron, Esq. can provide you with assistance in determining if you have any possible defenses you could raise or arguments you could make to try to avoid being found guilty of failing to yield.  He can also help you to explore ways to reduce possible penalties by admitting guilt in exchange for reduced consequences.

NY Traffic Firm has extensive experience representing motorist accused of failing to yield. To find out more about how our legal team can help you after you receive a citation, give us a call today.

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