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crosswalk when turning right or left.
When approaching a green light,
anticipate that it will turn yellow. A
“stale” green light means the light has
been green for a while and will turn
yellow soon. A good tip is to check the
pedestrian walk light at the intersection. If
it shows the WALK symbol, the light will
stay green. If it shows the DON’T WALK
symbol, be ready to stop. If the traffic
light does change, the driver must stop
before the intersection if it can be done safely.

GREEN ARROW WITH GREEN LIGHT:

Drivers facing a traffic control light with a
green arrow and solid green traffic control
light may enter the intersection and
proceed without yielding in the direction
indicated by the arrow. Drivers facing the
green light may also proceed in the other
directions when it is safe and legal.

GREEN ARROW WITH RED LIGHT:
   
Drivers facing a traffic control light with a
green arrow and a red control light may
enter the intersection and proceed without
stopping only in the direction indicated by
the arrow.

FLASHING RED LIGHT:

Drivers facing a flashing red traffic control
light must stop before the stop line or

crosswalk. If there is no stop line or
crosswalk, drivers must stop before the
intersection. Drivers should proceed only
when it is safe and after yielding the right-of-
way. The flashing red light is treated like
a stop sign.
When the lights in all directions are
flashing red the intersection becomes a
4-way stop.

FLASHING YELLOW LIGHT:

Drivers facing a flashing yellow traffic
control light may proceed with caution
after yielding to pedestrians and other
vehicles within the intersection.

FLASHING GREEN LIGHT:

Drivers facing a flashing green traffic
control light are permitted to go through,
turn left or turn right without stopping.
Opposing traffic will be facing a red
light; however a driver must still yield to
pedestrians or other vehicles lawfully
in the intersection.

Pedestrian signals
and signs

Drivers must understand pedestrian
control lights so they can anticipate
the actions of those sharing the road.
Pedestrians facing a traffic control signal
where a word or symbol indicating
“WALK” is displayed, may enter the
crosswalk or roadway when it is safe, and
 

CHAPTER TWO                                                                                               TRAFFIC CONTROL 23

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