Florida Laws for Yielding the Right of Way at Two and Four Way Stops

Video Transcription:
In the discussion of yielding the right of way, one of the first things a driver learns is how to handle and approach a two or four way stop. The law is simple, if a car approaches a 4-way stop, the car on the left coming up to the stop has to yield to the car coming in from the right.

One of the things we see frequently that many people don’t understand is if you’re on a non-paved road and you’re about to enter a paved road. The responsibility in this case is that the car on the non-paved road yields to the car on the paved road. The same rules apply when you are on a major paved road versus a minor side road. A vehicle on the minor road needs to yield to the vehicles on the major road because they are typically going faster.

All of these laws are all part of the general responsibility of drivers in Florida to yield the right of way to another vehicle. If they fail to do that and a crash occurs, that driver who failed to yield the right of way may be held responsible legally for the injuries that they caused.

Jim Dodson
A Florida injury lawyer, family man and avid cyclist who clients have trusted for over 25 years.