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Drivers Required to Stop at Traffic Light Outages

New law goes into effect today.

Starting Oct. 1, drivers who don’t make a full stop at any non-functioning traffic light could be fined up to $130.

from any direction now are required to stop at a clearly marked stop line, before entering any crosswalk or before entering the intersection.

After stopping, the driver must yield to vehicles and pedestrians in the intersection, and must remain stopped until the intersection is safe to enter.

Violators will be fined $90 and two points if the offense does not contribute to an accident. If the violation contributes to a crash, the fine is $130 and three points.

Drivers are reminded that lights flashing yellow may not be out of order. Existing laws require drivers to either slow down at lights flashing yellow, or stop at lights flashing red.

ROBERT SCHROEDER October 01, 2012 at 02:46 PM
It should be the same for working ones as i almost get hit, it also should be law that traffic not block the crosswalks too.
perry October 03, 2012 at 02:48 AM
and what police officer is going to write that ticket? oh, the one writing the tickets for cell/texting drivers!

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