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Feifer & Greenberg can help with any traffic ticket or traffic law related matter anywhere in New York State. In most cases we charge simple flat fees and in every case you will find our fees to be low and fair.
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In New York, it is a traffic violation to fail to yield for a vehicle. Sections 1140 through 1146-A of the Vehicle & Traffic code deal with right of way and your responsibilities.
- 1140: A vehicle approaching an intersection must yield the right of way to a vehicle that has entered the intersection from a different highway. In the case that both vehicles have entered the intersection from different highways at the same time, the vehicle on the left is to yield to the vehicle on the right.
- 1141: A vehicle turning left must yield the right of way to a vehicle approaching from the opposite direction.
- 1142: A driver at an intersection must yield to any vehicle that has entered the intersection first. A person who encounters a yield sign must yield to avoid a collision.
- 1143: A driver entering a roadway from any other place shall yield to traffic already on the roadway to be entered or crossed.
- 1144: A driver who observes an emergency vehicle with their emergency lights or sirens activated shall pull as close as possible to the right side of the roadway or curb in order to allow the emergency vehicle to pass.
- 1144-a: A driver is required to “move over” (or slow down if moving over isn’t possible) when approaching a parked, stopped or standing authorized emergency vehicle.
The penalties for failure to yield violations carry 3 points. In NYC, all charges under these (and any other sections of law) will either be dismissed entirely or guilty as charged following a hearing. In other jurisdictions, prosecutors may consider lowering the violation to a lesser charge that doesn’t carry any points at all, but it’s important to note that the prosecutor would consider what type of failure to yield is in play.
A ticket issued for failing to move over and/or any failure to yield ticket issued after an accident can be more problematic when negotiating with a prosecutor than the other similar failure to yield violations.
If you have been charged with a failure to yield violation in New York and want assistance fighting your ticket, reach out to our office today.
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Yield to a Vehicle FAQs
Should I fight the traffic ticket I got for failing to yield?
A failure to yield conviction may have an adverse effect on insurance rates and will result in three points added to your record in NY. From our perspective, any violation like this is worth contesting. Even if it’s your first ticket ever it’s impossible to predict what the next month, week, year or more will bring. Another ticket, a small accident…insurance and points can quickly add up so we don’t like to see people just plead guilty to any charge.
Will I need to go to court to fight my failure to yield ticket?
No. In almost every single situation your attorney can appear in court on your behalf.
What happens if I don’t pay my failure to yield traffic ticket?
Failure to respond to any traffic violation will eventually result in the suspension of one’s driving privilege. Whatever choice one makes after getting a ticket, failing to follow through with the case is the worst option.
How long will a failure to yield traffic ticket stay on my record?
A moving violation conviction in NY will be visible on your record for at least 3 years after the conviction date. Any points from the ticket would be added to points from any other tickets issued during the same 18 month period as the failure to yield summons.
Will a failure to yield traffic ticket affect my insurance rate?
It certainly can. The only NY licensed drivers safe from insurance increases according to NYS insurance laws are those with only one very small conviction on their record. By “very small” we’re talking about some two-point or no point violations. This one is “big” enough on its own to move the insurance needle.
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Feifer & Greenberg attorneys have been representing clients with traffic tickets and driving-related misdemeanors in New York for over 20 years. Our firm has successfully settled or dismissed hundreds of thousands of traffic matters. Each year we help a multitude of drivers avoid license points, costly fines, surcharges and insurance increases.