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ROAD RULES 2014 - REG 61

Proceeding when traffic lights or arrows at an intersection change to yellow or red

61 Proceeding when traffic lights or arrows at an intersection change to yellow or red

(1) This rule applies to:
(a) a driver at an intersection with traffic lights showing a green traffic light who has stopped after the stop line, stop here on red signal sign, or nearest or only traffic lights, at the intersection and is not making a hook turn at the intersection, or
(b) a driver at an intersection with traffic arrows showing a green traffic arrow who is turning in the direction indicated by the arrow and has stopped after the stop line, stop here on red arrow sign, or nearest or only traffic arrows, at the intersection.
Example : A driver may stop after the stop line at an intersection with traffic lights showing a green traffic light, and not proceed through the intersection, because traffic is congested.
Note 1 :
"Green traffic arrow" ,
"green traffic light" ,
"intersection" and
"stop line" are defined in the Dictionary.
Note 2 : Hook turns are dealt with in rules 34 and 35.
(2) If the traffic lights or traffic arrows (as the case may be) change to yellow or red while the driver is stopped and the driver has not entered the intersection, the driver must not enter the intersection.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Enter" is defined in the Dictionary.
(3) 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.
(4) Also, subrule (2) 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.
(5) If the traffic lights or traffic arrows (as the case may be) change to yellow or red while the driver is stopped and the driver has entered the intersection, the driver must leave the intersection as soon as the driver can do so safely.
Maximum penalty: 20 penalty units.
Note :
"Intersection" does not include a road related area--see the definition in the Dictionary.



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