Valentine’s Day is tomorrow, as you rush around to pick up your last minute gifts for your sweetheart, please remember to observe the traffic laws. This week we are highlighting Steady Red Indication or a Red Traffic Control Light.
In brief, Standard Traffic Ordinance (STO) 13 (c) (1) (2), Steady Red Indication, states any vehicular traffic facing a steady circular red or red arrow signal alone shall stop at a clearly marked stop line, but if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection, or if none, then before entering the intersection, and shall remain standing or stopped until an indication to proceed is given.
After stopping, unless a sign is in place prohibiting a turn, vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal may cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn, making sure to yield the right-of-way to any vehicle or pedestrians in the intersection or vehicle approaching on another roadway so closely as to constitute an immediate hazard.
Traffic control signals are devices in place to guide, warn, and regulate the flow of traffic. For your safety and the safety of others, please heed their warning, and have a great and Happy Valentine’s Day.