Right-of-Way/Failure to Yield

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Course requirement​

The department will notify you if you are being required to take a Right-of-Way course. The course must be completed to avoid suspension of your driving privilege or to reinstate if you have already been suspended.

​Approved courses are provided by private training schools, traffic safety point reduction schools and some technical colleges in Wisconsin​ (use the links below to find the location nearest you):

​​​​NOTE: ​​Instructor provides the Division​​ of Motor Vehicles (DMV) proof electronically after successfully completing the course.

Reinstating your license after suspension

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

Background

Any person who is convicted of a Failure to Yield violation 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.

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​​​​​​Questions?
Envelope​​​ ​Email Wisconsin DMV email service​


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