Traffic light Malfunctions
Do you know what to do when approaching a broken traffic light? It’s good to stay informed about the rules of the road in NYS.
Below is a list of scenarios as provided by the NYS Vehicle and Traffic laws:
TRAFFIC LIGHT NOT WORKING
State law requires that if the traffic lights or controls are out of service or does not operate correctly when you approach an intersection, you must come to a STOP as you would for a stop sign. You must then continue according to the rules of right-of-way, unless you are told to continue by a traffic/police officer.
For more information on NYS laws regarding traffic control, visit the New York DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/about-dmv/chapter-4-traffic-control-2