Monday, June 04, 2012

39:4-105 Stop on Yellow stop before entering the intersection

Kenneth Vercammen Law Office
(732) 572-0500
Edison, NJ
39:4-105 Stop on Yellow stop before entering the intersection  Color system
    Traffic signals or signal devices shall conform strictly with the provisions  of this article.

    A three-color system shall be used;  red, amber and green.  Green means permission for traffic to go, subject to the safety of others or the specific directions of an officer, official sign or special signal.  Red means traffic to stop before entering the intersection or crosswalk and remain standing until  green is shown alone, unless otherwise specifically directed to go by an  officer, official sign or special signal.  

    Amber, or yellow, when shown alone  following green means traffic to stop before entering the intersection or  nearest crosswalk, unless when the amber appears the vehicle or street car is  so close to the intersection that with suitable brakes it cannot be stopped in  safety.  A distance of fifty feet from the intersection is considered a safe  stopping distance for a speed of twenty miles per hour, and vehicles and street  cars if within that distance when the amber appears alone, and which cannot be  stopped with safety, may proceed across the intersection or make a right or  left turn unless the turning movement is specifically limited.

    All other uses of green, red, amber or yellow lights so located as to be confused with traffic signals shall be discontinued.