Sec. 25-214. Signals by lights or semaphores.
(a) Signals by lights or semaphores shall be as follows:
(1) Red indicates that traffic then moving shall stop and remain stopped as long as the red signal is shown, except in the direction indicated by a lighted green arrow; provided, however, that except where a sign is placed prohibiting turns on red, vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal may, after coming to a full stop, cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn, or to make a left turn if such left turn is made from a highway which allows for traffic in but one direction into another highway which allows for traffic in but one direction and after making such left turn the turning traffic will be going in that direction. Such turning traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic using the intersection.
(2) Green indicates that traffic shall then move in the direction of the signal and remain in motion as long as the green signal is given, except that such traffic shall yield to other vehicles and pedestrians lawfully within the intersection.
(3) Amber indicates that a change is about to be made in the direction of the moving traffic. When the amber signal is shown, traffic which has not already entered the intersection, including the crosswalks, shall stop if it is not reasonably safe to continue, but that which has already entered the intersection shall continue to move until the intersection has been entirely cleared. The amber signal is a warning that the red signal is imminent.
(4) The use of a flashing red indicates that traffic shall stop before entering an intersection and the use of a flashing amber indicates that traffic may proceed through the intersection or past such signal with reasonable care under the circumstances.
(b) Officers of the law and uniformed school crossing guards may assume control of traffic otherwise controlled by lights or semaphores and in such event signals by such officers and uniformed crossing guards shall take precedence over such lights and semaphores. (Code 1959, § 20-40; Ord. of 1-11-77)
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