Alpharetta attorney Scott Miller reviews traffic signals.
Traffic signals, sometimes call traffic lights, are usually place at intersections that have a high amount of vehicular traffic.
The purpose of these traffic signals, "Red lights", is to ensure an orderly movement of traffic, and to prevent accidents at a busy intersection.
(1) When a driver comes to a red traffic light, he or she must come to a complete stop, without entering the crosswalk or intersection. The driver must wait until the red light turns green before proceeding across the intersection.
(2) When a driver approaches an intersection with a yellow light present, this indicates that the light is changing from green to red. This tells the driver to slow his vehicle and prepared to stop.
(3) When the driver comes upon a green light this indicated to him that he may proceed through the intersection, but he must yield to vehicles and pedestrians within the intersection.
(4) When a driver sees a red flashing light at an intersection, he must come to a complete stop. He may proceed to cross the intersection with caution yielding the right of way to pedestrians and other vehicles that may be an intersection.
(5) When a driver comes upon a flashing yellow light, it indicates to him that he must slow down and may proceed across the intersection with caution, he should always being alert for pedestrians and other vehicles.
(6) When a vehicle comes to an intersection with a straight ahead green arrow, this means that the driver may proceed through the intersection in the direction of the arrow is pointing. The driver must stop for pedestrians an for other vehicles in the intersection.
(7) When a driver comes to an intersection with a left or right green arrow, this indicates that the driver must make a turn in the direction of the arrow after stopping for pedestrians or other vehicles within the intersection.
(8) When a driver enters an intersection with a green and yellow arrow, this signal warns the driver to clear the intersection.
(9) When a driver comes to an intersection with the red flashing light, this indicates that the driver must stop his vehicle completely. He may precede across the intersection with caution after yielding the right-of-way to other vehicles, and pedestrians.
(10) When a vehicle comes to an intersection with a flashing yellow light, this flashing light is intended to indicate to the driver that he may proceed through the intersection with caution, after slowing down and looking in all directions for pedestrians and other vehicles.
If a driver comes upon an intersection in which the traffic signal is malfunctioning and flashing, the driver must proceed based on the color of the flashing signal. If a driver faces a yellow signal, he or she can proceed with caution. If a driver comes upon an intersection with a flashing red signal, the driver must stop his vehicle and wait until all cars have cleared the intersection, and it is safe for him to proceed across the intersection.
If you have questions about the above or if you have received a traffic ticket for a traffic signal violation, contact the traffic ticket defense attorney Scott Miller in Alpharetta, Georgia for a free consultation. 770-408-1001 www.lawofficeofscottmiller.com