Stop On Yellow? That’s What The Law Says
The one universally known rule of the road: red means stop. Except in New Jersey.
A look at Chapter 4 of the drivers test manual issued by the Motor Vehicle Commission to new drivers shows that in addition to stopping on the red, drivers should stop on yellow.
A motorist must stop:
- At an intersection with a stop sign
- At an intersection with a red light either flashing or illuminated
- At an intersection with a yellow light after a green, unless too close to stop safely
- When a traffic officer orders the vehicle to stop
- When there is a yield sign, and traffic does not permit a safe merge
- When a school bus is picking up or letting off children and/or the red lights are flashing
- When coming from an alley, private driveway or building
- At a bridge span that is about to open for boat traffic
- For a blind pedestrian using a white or metallic walking cane, or a trained guide dog, or a guide dog instructor engaged in instructing a guide dog
- For a pedestrian in a crosswalk or at an intersection
- For a motorized wheelchair or mobility-assistance device in a crosswalk or at an intersection