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 Divi​​​sion 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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