Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Failure to yield violation (Wisconsin Act 173)

Any person who receives a citation and is convicted for failure to yield under Wisconsin statute 346.18 is 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:

After successfully completing the failure to yield right-of-way course:

Questions? Contact us: Wisconsin DMV email service

Last modified: July 11, 2013

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