Failure to obey traffic control signal light is a motor vehicle violation in the state of Connecticut. Getting a ticket for this violation can have serious consequences, such as fines, DMV points, and other issues. Here, I will discuss what failure to obey traffic control light is under the law. I’ll also talk in more detail about the consequences that you face and what to do if you get this ticket.
What is Failure to Obey Traffic Control Signal Light?
There are a few situations in which you may be charged with failure to obey traffic control signal light. One is making right turns when at a red light. Vehicles approaching a red light at an intersection may turn right in some situations. They can do this if the vehicle is in the right lane that has access to make a right turn. They also need to come to a full stop, and check their surroundings before making the right turn. It is important to make sure that it is safe to make the turn before attempting a right turn on red. Of course, turning right on a red light is permissible only if there is no sign of indication that is prohibiting a right turn on red light.
Another situation that could result in a ticket is failing to obey a yellow light. This is a situation where many drivers get tripped up and face an infraction. A steady yellow light is a warning that a green light is being terminated and that at the red light the vehicle must stop. Whenever approaching a yellow light, you must stop before entering the intersection, unless you are so close to the intersection that stopping cannot be done safely, and could result in causing a collision with the vehicles around you.
Vehicles approaching a green traffic light may proceed through the intersection, while keeping in mind that all traffic must yield the right of way to pedestrians who are walking lawfully within a crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully passing through the intersection. Improperly stopping at a yellow light or failing to yield to pedestrians can result in a motor vehicle ticket.
Consequences of Failure to Obey Traffic Control Signal Light
Failing to obey traffic control signal lights may result in a motor vehicle ticket and two DMV points on one’s driver’s license. Traffic control signal lights include green, yellow, and red lights, as well as a green arrow, special pedestrian control signals, flashing red lights, and flashing yellow lights.
Failure to obey by these traffic control signals may result in a motor vehicle ticket, fines, a violation on one’s driving history, and DMV points assessed to one’s license.
If you would like more information on a “failing to obey traffic control signal violation” or on another motor vehicle violation, call Mr. Speeding Ticket to speak with someone who can answer your questions. We can advise you on how to proceed with your situation and represent you in court if you would like to contest your ticket.