New York City Failure to Yield Ticket Lawyers
Failure to Yield Laws in New York City
New York City’s “Vision Zero” program includes heightened enforcement for motorists who fail to yield to pedestrians or cars when making turns. If pedestrians have the right-of-way while you turn, be very careful. If you come too close, you might find a police officer eager to issue you this three-point violation.
At Stites Law, we have represented over 125,000 clients in a wide range of traffic ticket and violation cases. Our New York City failure to yield ticket attorneys are here to help you understand the consequences you are facing and the options available for defending against your charges.
What is Considered Failure to Lead?
If you have received a ticket for failure to yield and are not exactly sure what you did wrong, you are not alone. New York’s laws concerning who has the right-of-way are complex and encompass a wide range of infractions.
Title VII, Article 26 of New York’s Traffic Code sets forth the rules about yielding the right-of-way in nine different situations, including:
- When turning left
- When entering a roadway
- When approaching horses
- When approaching a pedestrian, bicyclist, or animal
- When entering or exiting a rotary traffic circle
- When approaching an emergency vehicle using flashing lights
- When approaching an intersection
- When entering an intersection with stop or yield markings
- When approaching a standing, stopped, or parked emergency or hazard vehicle
As a general rule, pedestrians and vehicles that are already using the roadway or in the intersection have the right-of-way. In situations where an emergency response or hazard vehicle has its lights on, other drivers must always yield the right-of-way.
What are the Penalties for Failure to Yield Tickets?
If you receive a failure to yield ticket in New York City, you could be looking at the following penalties:
- First Offense - Fines up to $150
- Second Offense - Fines up to $300
- Third Offense - Fines up to $400
In addition to fines, you can receive 3 points assessed on to your driver's license and increased auto insurance premiums.
How to Fight a Failure to Yield Ticket in NYC
Over the years, we have assisted several clients who originally intended to just pay their ticket and move on. They soon realized what a big mistake that would have been after we get their charges dropped.
Because of the fines, surcharges, point accrual, DRA fee, and increased insurance premiums that can result from a failure to yield ticket, we strongly recommend you fight your charges. To do so, you need an aggressive legal team on your side who knows how to win. That is exactly what you will find at Stites Law. We have a 90% success rate at achieving case dismissals.