Yield Sign - Meaning

All you need to know about the Yield sign: definition, shape, color, type of sign, what to do and more

Yield Sign
Type: regulatory sign
Color: red and white
Shape: downward-pointing triangle
Location: intersections. Yield signs are installed at intesections where two roads merge.

What does a Yield sign mean?

A yield sign indicates that drivers must slow down and be ready to stop, if necessary, to give the right-of-way to any vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian. After slowing down or stopping at a yield sign, yield the right-of-way to pedestrians, bikes and vehicles in all directions. If you must stop, do so at a marked stop line, if there is one.

What type of sign is a Yield sign?

A Yield sign is a regulatory sign. Regulatory signs control traffic, give commands and set limits.

What are the colors of a Yield sign?

Yield signs are red and white, with red letters.

What shape are Yield signs?

Yield signs are shaped like a downward pointing triangle with a red border and the word "YIELD" written in red.

Where are Yield signs commonly posted?

Yield signs are posted at intersections where roadways and auxiliary roads lead into a major highway.
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YIELD Sign - What To Do

When you see a YIELD sign while driving, you must:

• slow down
• be ready to stop and yield the right-of-way at the intersection
• check for other vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists in all directions
• if you must stop, do so at a marked stop line (if there is one)
• let any vehicle, bikes, or pedestrian pass before you proceed
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