Bellerose, NY asked in Traffic Tickets for New York

Q: If at a turnlight, there are only two colors (green & yellow), can you make the turn when there is no light? (two black)

If you are a traffic light that is a turn signal light, and there are only two circles (green and yellow), then when there is no light (both circles are black), are you allowed to wait at that intersection for the turn? Also, does that mean you are allowed to turn at your own discretion?

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Zev Goldstein
Zev Goldstein
  • Traffic Tickets Lawyer
  • Monsey, NY
  • Licensed in New York

A: We both know that the third light is supposed to be red, but its broken. According to the NY vehicle and traffic law, you don't have to stop because the red light isn't visible HOWEVER if you drive into oncoming traffic, you will crash. So wait until the green light comes back.

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