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failure to yield

A driver may have an obligation to yield to other traffic even when there is no yield sign in place. For example, if a driver making a left-hand turn on a green light fails to yield to oncoming traffic a police officer may issue a ticket or citation for failure to yield.

A failure to yield violation is generally punishable by a fine and points on your driver’s license.

In Texas, drivers are required to follow the state's right-of-way laws, which dictate when a driver must yield to other traffic, even in the absence of a yield sign. For instance, under Texas Transportation Code Section 545.151, a driver intending to turn left at an intersection with a green light must yield to any oncoming traffic that is going straight through the intersection. If a driver fails to yield as required by law, they can be cited for a failure to yield violation. The penalties for such a violation typically include a fine, which can vary depending on the jurisdiction and the specific circumstances of the violation. Additionally, Texas operates a point system for driving offenses, and a failure to yield citation may result in points being added to the driver's license. Accumulating too many points can lead to further penalties, such as surcharges or license suspension.

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