What Does a Yield Sign Mean?

Yield Sign

Did you know yield signs are the only traffic sign that uses an equilateral triangle pointing down? You should be able to recognize immediately that any sign this shape with the point facing down means yield to other vehicles and pedestrians.

Yield signs are regulatory traffic signs. Regulatory signs are there to tell drivers what to do. They regulate such things as speed, passing, and lane use. Regulatory signs must be obeyed in the same way as all other traffic laws.

Slow down and prepare to stop when you see this sign. Let oncoming vehicles pass before crossing the road ahead or entering the flow of traffic.

It's important to pay close attention to the road and side of the road when you see a yield sign, because other vehicles or pedestrians are close or approaching and may merge with your path of travel.