JAN 31 - DRIVERS REMINDED OF TRAFFIC LIGHT RULES

 

FROM/DE:  Upper Ottawa Valley OPP                DATE:  January 31, 2019
 
 
 DRIVERS REMINDED OF TRAFFIC LIGHT RULES
 
(PEMBROKE, ON) – The Upper Ottawa Valley Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind drivers of the rules of the road involving flashing and blank traffic lights after a number of complaints and near-collisions were recently reported. 
 
Drivers encountering a flashing red light must come to a complete stop and proceed through the intersection only when it is safe to do so.  Drivers encountering a yellow – or amber – flashing light at an intersection must drive with caution when approaching and moving through the intersection. 
 
Drivers may encounter blank traffic lights during an electrical power loss.  In these situations drivers must yield the right-of-way to vehicles in the intersection and to vehicles entering the intersection from their right.  Drivers are advised to exercise caution and to treat the intersection as they would an intersection with all-way stop signs. 
 
 
Contact:  Provincial Constable Shawn Peever
                Upper Ottawa Valley OPP Detachment
                Tel# (613) 732-3332
                Cell # (613) 633-3294
                shawn.peever@opp.ca