Ticketed for failure to yield in South Carolina? Crangle Law Firm represents clients and works to dismiss the failure to yield ticket.
What is the Penalty for Failure to Yield in South Carolina?
The maximum fine is $180 and it is a 4-point violation on your driving record. If you receive 12 points or more in a 2 year period your license may be suspended.
How does Crangle Law Firm Help?
We’ve resolved dozens of failure to yield traffic tickets, leading to dismissal. We speak with the trooper, insurance companies, and witnesses. After discussing the case, we move for the Court to dismiss the ticket.
What is Failure to Yield in South Carolina?
South Carolina has several failure to yield laws. The common theme is a driver failing to give way, to another driver when required by law. Some of the statutes are below:
SECTION 56-5-2310: Vehicles approaching or entering intersection.
(a) When two vehicles approach or enter an intersection from different highways at approximately the same time, the driver of the vehicle on the left shall yield the right-of-way to the vehicle on the right.
(b) The right-of-way rule in subsection (a) is modified at through highways and as otherwise provided in this chapter.
SECTION 56-5-2320: Vehicle turning left.
The driver of a vehicle intending to turn to the left within an intersection or into an alley, private road or driveway shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction which is within the intersection or so close thereto as to constitute an immediate hazard.
SECTION 56-5-2330. Stop signs and yield signs.
(a) Preferential right-of-way may be indicated by stop signs or yield signs as authorized by the Department of Transportation or local authorities.
(b) Except when directed to proceed by a police officer, every driver of a vehicle approaching a stop sign shall stop at a clearly marked stop line but, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting roadway before entering it. After having stopped, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time when such driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways.
(c) The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall in obedience to such sign slow down to a speed reasonable for the existing conditions and, if required for safety to stop, shall stop at a clearly marked stop line but, if none, before entering the cross-walk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then at the point nearest the intersecting roadway where the driver has a view of approaching traffic on the intersecting road before entering it. After slowing or stopping, the driver shall yield the right-of-way to any vehicle in the intersection or approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard during the time the driver is moving across or within the intersection or junction of roadways. If such driver is involved in a collision with a vehicle in the intersection or junction of roadways, after driving past a yield sign without stopping, the collision shall be deemed prima facie evidence of his failure to yield right-of-way.
SECTION 56-5-2350. Vehicle entering roadway.
The driver of a vehicle about to enter or cross a roadway from any place other than another roadway shall yield the right-of-way to all vehicles approaching on the roadway to be entered or crossed.