Right of Way Violation Suspensions

D.O.T. "RIGHT OF WAY" VIOLATION SUSPENSIONS/MANDATORY TRAFFIC SAFETY SCHOOL FOR OFFENSES COMMITTED ON OR AFTER DECEMBER 2, 2017

 2017 Wisconsin Act 105 expands the sanctions upon conviction of "right of way" violations (and the list of those violations) - increasing penalties for several offenses if death or great bodily harm resulted from the offense and requiring attendance at a "right of way" traffic safety course in order to avoid a mandatory suspension if there was no injury or a minor injury ("bodily harm") or obtain reinstatement after a mandatory suspension for an offense resulting in death or great bodily harm. The expanded list of offenses triggering suspensions and mandatory course attendance effective December 2, 2017 is: 

 

SECTIONOFFENSE DESCRIPTION
346.05(1) Operating left of center 
346.06 Failure to yield one-half of single lane road
346.07(2) Unsafe cutting in while passing
346.07(3) Failure to yield to passing vehicle
346.09 Passing into oncoming traffic/on hill or curve/in no-passing zone/vehicle indicating left or U-turn
346.18 Failure to yield right of way violation
346.23 Failure to yield to pedestrian or bicyclist
346.31 Improper turns/failure to follow indicated turn 
346.37(1)(a)1 Failure to yield right of way- green light/intersection/U-turn
346.37{1)(c)3 Failure to yield right of way- red light
346.37(1)(d)(1) Failure to yield right of way- green arrow
346.39{1) Failure to stop for flashing red signal
346.46{1) Failure to stop/improper stop at stop sign
346.46(4)(a) Failure to stop/improper stop at stop sign (mid-block) 
346.47(1) Failure to stop or yield emerging from alley or private drive
346.47(2) Failure to stop for intersecting alley 
346.87 Unsafe backing of vehicle 

 

D.O.T. Mandatory Suspensions 

  • NO INJURY/MINOR INJURY: Suspension for not more than five years if course not successfully completed within six months of DOT order to attend. May reinstate after successful course completion.
  • GREAT BODILY HARM: Mandatory three-month suspension. May not reinstate until course is successfully completed. 
  • DEATH: Mandatory nine-month suspension. May not reinstate until course is successfully completed.

 

Department of Motor Vehicles 

For additional questions, please call the Dept. of Motor Vehicles at (608) 264-7447 or visit their website here.