Test Yielding Knowledge
by SWERVE Driving School
It's no fun to realize your son or daughter doesn't understand a yielding situation mid-intersection with traffic coming at you. Yielding mistakes can be very costly, so being overly thorough in this department is a good idea. Yielding is not something you can get right 95% of the time. A 95% success rate of yielding means that 5% of the time, there is a very real chance of a crash. Shoot for 100% correct yielding from the beginning.
- Use every yielding opportunity you can to make sure your teen understands the yielding rules and is following them.
- Common yielding errors have to do with oncoming traffic at un-protected left turns (no green arrow), turning right on red, uncontrolled intersections, all-way stops, and crosswalks.
- Point these situations out and make sure that everybody is on the same page about what could happen and who is supposed to do what.
- Use the Question Asking technique. Ask “Who do you need to yield to?” and “Who else do you need to yield to?”