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Old 04-25-2012, 10:42 AM
 
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Check out the 'Yield vs Stop' section as defined in the Texas driving manual and the driving laws...
The Texas Highway Man Pages - Texas Traffic Laws (and good driving habits)

This is what I was taught when I got my Texas license. It's not just in Corpus Christi. Maybe it's just that more residents of Corpus Christi actually know the correct definition of 'yield'.

Up here where I live, yield signs are street decorations.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:24 AM
 
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Check out the 'Yield vs Stop' section as defined in the Texas driving manual and the driving laws...
The Texas Highway Man Pages - Texas Traffic Laws (and good driving habits)

This is what I was taught when I got my Texas license. It's not just in Corpus Christi. Maybe it's just that more residents of Corpus Christi actually know the correct definition of 'yield'.

Up here where I live, yield signs are street decorations.
Oh, no, I can assure you of the high level of illiteracy in Corpus as well.
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:53 PM
 
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Along SPID (which is actually HWY 358), the feeder roads (which are actually South Padre Island Drive) have yield signs so traffic coming off of SPID can merge and exit to the right. SPID's exiting traffic is high priority, traffic on the feeder road behind the yield sign is low priority. Why is this the case? SPID is a freeway, meant for high speed (60-65mph) traffic, and is not designed to accommodate stopped traffic. The feeder roads are slow speed (35mph) and are designed in tandem with SPID such that traffic behind the yield sign is minimal.

If you don't stop at the yield sign, and someone coming off of SPID wanting to turn right at the intersection hits you, you are at fault for "Not yielding the right-of-way."

I used Google Street View to put together a slideshow of the proper, intended, and most importantly legal way to merge and yield along SPID.

1. I am a Mazda and I am exiting onto Staples at the SPID / Staples interchange.
http://i.imgur.com/NpIzel.jpg

2. I need to merge two lanes to the right at the interchange. There's a Mustang on the right, and it looks like trouble... But wait, it's okay! The Mustang is legally obligated to obey the sign that literally says, "Yield to Ramp." There is also a double white line that means, "Do not cross, for any reason." I can't change lanes until after the end of the double white line, but the Mustang can't change into my lane, either. It exists to keep us both safe!
http://i.imgur.com/2rXkKl.jpg

3. The Mustang fulfilled its legal obligation to yield, and I was able to merge to the right without resorting to a real world test of the Pauli exclusion principle! Hooray, I can now turn right onto Staples!
http://i.imgur.com/XM1y5l.jpg
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