So for those of you that live in areas with redlight cameras does the yellow now mean something different?
Green = GO.
Yellow = Stop.
Red = Hold until green.
Yellow means prepare to stop for redlight. At the rlc intersections, it mean definitely stop or you will get a ticket.
Push James Bond Automated License Plate Cover button. Stomp Foot on gas pedal and rear end the idiot who didn't buy the James Bond Button.
Don't eat the snow if its that color. I know, probably the wrong time of year for that advice.
Don't eat the yellow foam! That time of year has started.
Traffic Signals Traffic signals are lights that regulate the flow of traffic mainly through intersections. Most traffic lights have a red light at the top, a yellow light in the middle, and a green light at the bottom.
Stop. Come to a complete stop before you reach the stop line,crosswalk, or intersection. Remain stopped until the light changes and cross traffic clears the intersection.
Caution. An amber or yellow light warns that the signal is about to change to red. If you have not entered the intersection and can come to a safe stop, you should do so. If you are already in the intersection, you should proceed with caution, and clear it safely.
Go. You may pass through the intersection in the direction indicated by the signal if the way is clear.
Go. You may proceed if it is safe in the direction the arrow is pointing. Oncoming traffic is required to stop.
Stop. You cannot turn in the direction the arrow is pointing.
Flashing Yellow Light:
Caution. You should slow down, look care fully for hazards and proceed with caution.
Flashing Red Light:
Stop. You must come to a complete stop, yield to cross traffic or pedestrians, then proceed when the way is clear.
Dog House Signals Idaho highway districts are beginning to use a new type of traffic signal to improve traffic flow at major intersections. The new signals display five lights instead of the three standard red, yellow, and green lights. In most Idaho counties, the signal will be positioned to the left of a standard three-light signal at intersections.The purpose of this signal is to allow more vehicles to make left turns at intersections, if it is safe to do so.
When you approach this type of signal:
Red- A single red light means STOP.
Yellow- The solid-yellow circular light on the right means the signal is changing. If you have not entered the intersection and you can come to a safe stop, you should do so. If you are already in the intersection, you should proceed with caution and clear it safely.
Green- The solid-green circular light on the right means that you may proceed forward or if you are in the left turn lane you must yield to oncoming traffic before turning left.
Green Arrow- The green light on the left with an arrow means that you may turn left and that oncoming traffic is required to stop, regardless of what other lights are lit.
Yellow Arrow- The yellow light on the left with an arrow means the signal is changing. If you have not entered the intersection and you can come to a safe stop, you should do so. If you are already in the intersection, you should proceed with caution and clear it safely.
Whenever a traffic signal is not functioning, you should always treat the intersection as a 4-way stop.
At any Traffic light with a enforcement camera installed, If you have not entered the intersection and you can come to a safe stop, you should do so. Because your about to get a ticket if you don't.
BobDee OMG you have way to much time on your hands
Yall forgot one... if the power is out (no lights), most states require it to be a required stop as if there was a stop sign.
We run into that occasionally here in FL, especially after a hurricane or something knocks out power for a day to several weeks. Some people are so stupid that they run right through it.
There was a light from a minor cut across to a major state highway (55-65 mph) that I ran across a few weeks back and I stopped but several other cars either slammed on their brakes behind me or went right through that light without stopping... there was a cop right there too. When the traffic did stop, the morons coming from the side road just flooded their way through without stopping. At least 10 cars ran right through without stopping until I honked my horn and the cop looked up and saw what was happening.. he turned on his lights, sounded the siren, then got out and stood out in the middle until people started using it like a stop sign... when I went up that way to begin with people were doing it properly with the cop just standing aside and watching, but not directing.
Not me, I didn't forget
I remember when I was a little kid my mom made some mashed potatoes with a different kind of potato. Don't know what kind but they were really yellow. So my dad started singing:
Watch where the huskies go, and don't you eat that yellow snow!
learn this stuff in elementary school? What is so difficult about this, that we should be spending so much time on it? We have been ignoring yellow/red lights for so many years that we have forgotten? Green: means go, yellow, slow down and stop for the upcoming red:full stop! I have been driving in California for almost 48 years and NEVER got a citation for running a red light, amazing! How so you might well ask....simple, I obey the bloody traffic laws, something we all might wish to emulate.
BobDee must have a SEC-R-TARY, or too much time on his hands.
I did not even venture to read his post for fear that I might agree with what he said, and.......
You learn something new every day, then die and forget every bit of it. I could have sworn that a yellow light meant to step on the gas and hurry up and get through the light before it changes to red. Many times I think the attitude is "IF YOU'RE GOING THROUGH, SO AM I EVEN THOUGH IT MAY TURN TO RED". Seen it so many times. I have been rear ended three times by vehicles intent on going through the yellow light. True Story: On the 31st day of November 2008, I came to a stop for a yellow light and was rear ended, then I was jolted three more times in succession. Four cars thought I was going through the yellow. Completely totaled two of them. Third car back, the man jumped out of his vehicle with a phone glued to his ear. I ask him if he was calling the police. "Calling the police? Heck no. I'm just finishing up my conversation with my buddy". I found out that the man behind me had just had a pace maker installed and he was taking an older man to the hospital for some tests. I immediately called the police. The fire department responded with assistance to those two men. The funniest part of it all (actually nothing was funny) was the fourth and fifth vehicles. It was two black women (one had a small child in a car seat) and they went at each other with the intent to kill, each one accusing the other for the damage to their vehicles. I am 69 years old and thought I had heard everything, but those two women taught me a whole bunch of new curse words.
I posted this because I would like to caution everyone to respect the law and come to a stop at yellow traffic lights. Keep an eye on the rear view mirror, because not everyone will want to stop for a yellow. Also, never, ever pull out into a green light situation too quickly, because there may be one or more coming from the other direction that insist on making it through at all costs.
FWIW - Curt
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