How to Drive Safely Through a Dark Traffic Signal

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How to Drive Safely Through a Dark Traffic Signal
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Source: City of Goleta

Traffic signals may not be working correctly during a power outage, including a planned public safety power shutoff (PSPS), and the City of Goleta wants to make sure all residents know what to do. If you come across a traffic signal with no lights, drive carefully and treat the intersection as an all-way stop. Here is a reminder of how to proceed:

  • Yield to any vehicle that is already in the intersection or arrives before you do
  • If two cars arrive at the same time, the car on the right has the right-of-way
  • Always yield to pedestrians
  • Do not be too cautious or aggressive
  • Stay calm

Watch this video by the Santa Barbara County Public Works Department for more information on how to travel safely through an uncontrolled intersection.

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a-1577474388 Dec 27, 2019 11:19 AM
How to Drive Safely Through a Dark Traffic Signal

Don't assume everyone is --understanding-- what's happening around them. There was a report recently on L.A. tv news that Los Angeles County Fire was concerned that some people wanted to know if they had permission to evacuate from a fire, if evacuation orders were not issued.

DBD Dec 27, 2019 01:20 PM
How to Drive Safely Through a Dark Traffic Signal

Yes, that's what i was taught. I still see people blow through the intersections at full speed though. They should add a bullet to their list that says something along the lines of "Check for approaching vehicles that might not be slowing, proceed when safe."

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