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AMI 908 Right of Way—Yield Intersection

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 908
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
December 2023 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 9. Rules of the Road
AMI 908 Right of Way—Yield Intersection
Drivers on different [streets][highways] who are approaching an intersection which is protected by a yield sign have certain duties under the law.
The driver of a vehicle approaching a yield sign shall slow down to a speed reasonable under existing conditions, or stop if necessary, and shall yield the right of way to any vehicle on the favored [street][highway] which has entered the intersection or which is approaching so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard. When [he][she] has so yielded and has time to [move safely across the entire intersection][safely merge or turn right], [he][she] may then proceed, and the drivers of all other vehicles approaching the intersection shall yield the right of way to [him][her].
A driver using a favored [street][highway] has a right to assume, until the contrary is or reasonably should be apparent, that another driver will obey a yield sign, and acting on that assumption, [he][she] is not required to slow down or bring [his][her] vehicle under such control as to be able to stop in order to avoid a collision.
A violation of these rules governing right of way at an intersection where there is a yield sign, although not necessarily negligence, is evidence of negligence to be considered by you along with all of the other facts and circumstances in the case.
Use the language in the second bracketed phrase if the driver with the yield sign is intending to merge or turn right. Otherwise use the language in the first bracketed phrase.
This instruction should be followed by AMI 909. It is recommended that this instruction be given in lieu of Ark. Code Ann. § 27-51-503(c) in the format of AMI 903.
Do not use this instruction if an authorized emergency vehicle is involved. See AMI 913 and 914.
This instruction is based on Ark. Code Ann. § 27-51-503(c).
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