Doesn’t anyone know what a yield sign means?
Some people know what it means. In case they don’t:
Yield (verb): To give up (an advantage, for example) to another; concede.
Meaning: Slow down as you approach the intersection. Prepare to stop and yield the right-of-way to vehicles and pedestrians in, or approaching, the intersection. You must come to a full stop at a yield sign if traffic conditions require it. When you approach a yield sign be prepared to stop.
It means that if there are cars coming, then you have to slow down and let them pass before you can merge. You may even have to stop and wait for there to be an opening. So the people already in the lane you are merging into have the right of way, and you need to wait for a clearing to merge.
A yield sign means, you do not have the right of way.
I get so frustrated with people who blatantly ignore a yield sign. It is such a problem. I have lost track of how many times I had to lock up my brakes on Air Base Parkway and the North Texas Street. Yield.
Maybe the problem is that they don’t know how to read. Or they don’t understand the colors or shapes of the signs. But then, they shouldn’t have been issued their licenses, should they?
Please pass on your knowledge to others as a friendly PSA.