Stop here on red sign

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Stop here on red sign

Post by Issa » Tue Jul 18, 2006 11:08 am

Hi there, what exactly does "Stop here on red" mean? Does that mean stop at the red light then go when theres no traffic or does it mean stop at the red light until it turns green. I'm trying to research online but I'm not too clear about what exactly a motorist is to do, I've seen people stop entirely and some people going, I am confused, thanks!
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Post by ACPD Brownlee » Tue Jul 18, 2006 7:29 pm

Issa, it’s hard to tell exactly what you are referring to but if I get your question right, you are referring to an intersection which is controlled by lights. There is a sign on a near by pole or post that instructs you to stop here (arrow pointing down or close by). This sign is meant to have you stop prior to the pole that the light is suspended from. We have an intersection similar to this at Mini Drive and Broadway in north Vallejo. The intersection has train tracks running near it, so the traffic control is set to stop you short of being on the train tracks when the light is red. Keeps you from being caught on the track when a train is coming....

Anyway, if the light turns red the limit line is when you should stop and/or where indicated by another traffic control sign.

Hope this answered your question and if anyone else has such questions, feel free to stop by FRIDAY NIGHTS AT THE PLAZA this Friday (July 21st), both of your traffic officers will be there and will be available to answer your questions and explain any of the traffic related equipment we use. Or visit us at the police department Monday through Friday.

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