Tag Archives: traffic lights

What New Drivers Should Know – About Red Lights With Green Arrows

Q: I’ve read that if a green arrow is shown with a red light, you can go in the direction of the arrow if the way is clear. I haven’t come across this red-light-and-green-arrow situation yet while driving, and I’m unsure if you’re supposed to stop before turning in the direction of the green arrow, or if you can just …

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Yellow Lights

There seems to be a lot of confusion about yellow lights. If you are just driving along and your light goes yellow, it means “Stop” unless you can not safely stop in time (ie if you are “past the point of no return” or if it is not safe to stop). Why would you not be able to stop in …

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Right Turns @ Traffic Lights Demo [video]

I need to make a better one of these. But here it is for now: Carmen Many moons ago, Carmen became an ICBC-approved driving instructor at the age of 22 in North Vancouver, and has spent many years working with new and experienced drivers around the lower mainland. She can be found reading the Motor Vehicle Act for fun while …

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How to tell if the light will change to yellow soon

Fresh A Fresh light is a green light you know for sure is going to stay green. The only way to be 100% certain is to see the pedestrian “Walk” signal advising the pedestrians that they may start walking across the crosswalk. Stale A Stale light is one that you think might change to yellow soon. Clues are: if the …

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Traffic Sensors

Traffic lights don’t just randomly change; they change because someone wants them to.  These sensors let the intersection lights know that you exist, so make sure you stop in the correct stopping position over the sensor.  If you stop too far forward, or too far behind the sensor, your traffic light might stay Red FOREVER! If this happens, you may …

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