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By Trooper Gary Cutler
Special to the Courier 

Trooper Tips: Yielding


Christopher Hill @ 123rf.com

"Yield" isn't quite the same thing as "stop" when it comes to traffic safety, but Trooper Gary Cutler reminds drivers it's a sign to decrease speed and be aware of your surroundings.

The word "yield" has many meanings in the English language. You can yield to the next speaker, or the land can yield food from the garden. But today I bring up "yield" as in the road sign.

Too often I find that drivers treat a yield sign as a free for all to go through intersections or turns onto other roads without even slowing. A yield sign allows a driver to reduce speed instead of having...

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