Orig Post Date: 2014.01.30
A bit of humor here and it raises a good question, what does the yellow light really mean under the law?
The FreeDictionary.com defines it as:
A road signal for directing vehicular traffic by means of colored lights, typically red for stop, green for go, and yellow for proceed with caution. Also called stoplight, traffic signal.The California Driver Handbook states:
Solid Yellow– A yellow signal light means "CAUTION." The red signal is about to appear. When you see the yellow light, stop if you can do so safely. If you cannot stop safely, cross the intersection cautiously.The Alabama Drivers Manual states:
YELLOW...A circular steady yellow means clear the intersection. It follows a green signal. You must not enter the intersection when the red signal comes on.All seem to disagree with the officer's definition and the last two are definitions provided by regulatory authorities.