Traffic Tip: Know right of way at intersections

By David Brogger
Sept. 15, 2013 at 4:15 a.m.

I want to refresh everyone's memory on stop and yield signs.

Recently, there was a major vehicle crash that could have been prevented if the driver would have obeyed the traffic law regarding yield signs.

Under state law, a driver approaching an intersection controlled by a stop sign, after stopping, shall yield the right of way to a vehicle that has entered the intersection from another highway or that is approaching so closely as to be an immediate hazard to the operator's movement in or across the intersection.

If the driver is required to yield and is involved in a collision with a vehicle in an intersection after the operator drove past a yield sign without stopping, the collision is evidence that the driver failed to yield the right of way.

The Victoria Police Department Traffic Safety Unit invites residents to inform us of any traffic issues that you observe. The easiest way to do this is go to our website,, then go to the VPD Customer Service Request tab in the center of the page and follow the directions.

If you have a traffic law question, contact Capt. Kevin Sanderson, Victoria Police Department Traffic Safety Unit, a 361-485-3725



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