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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 59

Proceeding through a red traffic light

59 Proceeding through a red traffic light

(1) If traffic lights at an intersection or marked foot crossing are showing a red traffic light, a driver must not enter the intersection or marked foot crossing.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note 1 :
"Enter" ,
"intersection" ,
"marked foot crossing" and
"red traffic light" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Rules 56 and 57 deal with stopping for a red or yellow traffic light, and proceeding while the light remains red or yellow. Rule 60 deals with proceeding through a red traffic arrow.
(2) However, if the traffic lights are at an intersection with a left turn on red after stopping sign and the driver is turning left at the intersection, the driver may turn left after stopping.
Note : Rule 62 deals with the give way rules applying to a driver turning left at an intersection after stopping at a left turn on red after stopping sign.
(3) Also, subrule (1) does not apply to a driver if rule 58 (1) applies to the driver.
Note : Rule 58 deals with when a driver does not have to stop for a red traffic light.
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