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Failure to yield violation (Wisconsin Act 173)
As of August 1, 2012, any person who receives a citation and is convicted for failure to yield under Wisconsin statute 346.18 will be required to attend a failure to yield right-of-way course. If the violation results in bodily harm, great bodily harm or death to another, the operating privilege will be suspended:
- If the violation results in bodily harm, suspension will be for two months.
- If the violation results in great bodily harm, suspension will be for three months.
- If the violation results in death to another person, suspension will be for nine months.
If your operating privilege is suspended, you will not be eligible to reinstate until you have successfully completed the failure to yield right-of-way course. This course has been designed to reacquaint you with vehicle right-of-way rules and provide awareness of keeping motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists safe. Please contact your provider of choice to obtain the cost and duration of the class.
Approved right-of-way instructors and locations:
- Private driver training schools (both online as well as classroom failure to yield options are available)
- Traffic safety point reduction schools (note that the entire traffic safety course must be completed to satisfy the right–of-way course requirement)
After successfully completing the failure to yield right-of-way course:
- Please ensure that your instructor provides the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) proof that you have successfully completed the course.
- Once notification has been provided to the DMV, please check your driving status and eligibility to reinstate your operating privilege if you have been suspended.
Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service
Last modified: October 18, 2012
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