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Red Light Matters

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    Posted: 19/February/2012 at 16:14
I am always curious as what to do when one gets cought while the traffic lights turn red in the situation that if I drive across the intersection just before the lights turn amber, and due to congested traffic, my car stops at the intersection, then the lights turn red. The camera are there. Should I proceed or wait until the lights turn green.

If I proceed while the lights are red, will this trigger the candid camera.

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  Quote Ponala Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/February/2012 at 17:17
No, it will not trigger the red light camera.

The sensors for the red light camera will not activate until the lights turn red, and then if they sense a car is on them they will not activate until that car is clear of the sensors.

The sensors are just after the white line where you are required to stop, so if you cross over (when light green/amber) have to stop, and can only proceed when the light turns red, then the camera will not activate.

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  Quote khon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/February/2012 at 17:27
Thanks, Ponala. I often stopped and blocked the traffic until the lights turned green for fear of getting shot by the camera while people screaming at me.
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  Quote MartinO Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19/February/2012 at 23:04
An aside here, as I understand it an offence is committed by entering a blocked intersection. I believe the correct procedure is to stop at the white line and only move on when the intersection is clear, provided the light is still green.
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