Highway Driving Newfoundland Labrador

I have been a licensed driver for over fifty years and have never taken a refresher course. Recently there have been many new traffic lights installed here in Conception Bay South and many drivers appear to be confused with the highway regulations.

I live on a side street that has new traffic lights. As of this post the lights are flashing amber on the main highway and red on the side street. The following directions or regulations are copied from The newfoundland Labrador Highway Driving website.

Flashing Light Traffic Signals. … A flashing red signal means come to a complete stop and proceed only when it is safe. A flashing amber signal means to slow down and proceed with caution.

TRAFFIC LIGHT SIGNALS A solid green light at an intersection means you may go straight ahead or turn right. If you want to make a left turn, you can proceed only after yielding right-of-way to pedestrians and oncoming traffic (motorists coming toward you through the intersection). A solid amber light means that the red signal is about to appear. You must stop your vehicle if you can do so safely; otherwise proceed through the intersection with caution. A solid red light means you must stop at the intersection and wait for the signal to turn green before proceeding. You may make a right turn providing you come to a complete stop and yield right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic before proceeding (unless a sign prohibits you from doing so). A green signal with a green arrow means you may proceed in the direction of the arrow, straight ahead, or turn right unless a sign prohibits you from making such a turn. When the arrow signal goes off, follow the rule for a solid green light. A red signal with a green arrow means you may proceed only in the direction of the arrow, after yielding right-of-way to pedestrians and other traffic. When the arrow signal goes off, you must wait for the solid green light to appear before proceeding. A flashing amber signal means to slow down and proceed with caution. A flashing red signal means come to a complete stop and proceed only when it is safe. At some intersections, signs may prohibit a RIGHT turn. There may be occasions when, because of a collision or traffic congestion, a police officer may motion you to go through a red light. In such cases always obey the directions of the police officer.

Drive safely and watch out for falling rocks.

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