Right-of-Way/Failure to Yield

(en español​)

Any person who is convicted of a Failure to Yield violation or certain other Right-of-Way violations is required to successfully complete a Right-of-Way course.

For convictions resulting from violations on or after Dec. 2, 2017:

  • When the violation results in no harm or bodily harm, Right-of-Way course must be completed within 6 months or your operating privilege will be suspended up to 5 years.
  • When the violation results in great bodily harm, suspension will be for 3 months.
  • When the violation results in death to another person, suspension will be for 9 months.

For convictions resulting from violations prior to Dec. 2, 2017:

  • When the violation results in bodily harm, suspension will be for 2 months.
  • When the violation results in great bodily harm, suspension will be for 3 months.
  • When the violation results in death to another person, suspension will be for 9 months.

Right-of-Way/Failure to Yield Requirement for Reinstatement

If your operating privilege is suspended, you will not be eligible to reinstate until you have successfully completed the Right-of-Way course. This course has been designed to reacquaint you with vehicle right-of-way rules and provide awareness of keeping motorcyclists, pedestrians and bicyclists safe. Please contact your provider of choice to obtain the cost and duration of the class.

Approved right-of-way instructors and locations:

​After successfully completing the failure to yield right-of-way course:

Driver Information Section
P.O. Box 7983
Madison, WI 53707-7983

Email Wisconsin DMV email service​​​
Phone (608) 264-7447
Fax (608) 267-3812