RCMP erase confusion for drivers at Comox intersection

Comox Valley RCMP have clarified the rules pertaining to the intersection of Comox Avenue and Rodello Street in Comox.

Comox Valley RCMP have clarified the rules pertaining to the intersection of Comox Avenue and Rodello Street in Comox.Several recent inquiries were made at the local detachment, and it appears there is confusion among drivers about how to proceed at this intersection, said Const. Line West.The intersection is controlled by a traffic control signal that is activated by pedestrian traffic in the area. The rules pertaining to this traffic control signal are no different than any other traffic control signal when a red, yellow, or green light alone is exhibited.  When a pedestrian presses the button to activate the traffic control signal, the light changes from green to yellow and then to red.Some drivers are confused about whether or not to proceed on a red light at this intersection if pedestrian traffic has already cleared the intersection. Drivers must not proceed on a red light at this intersection. Drivers may only proceed when the traffic control signal is green.  Driver confusion has also been noted at pedestrian crosswalks that have flashing yellow lights located on Guthrie Road near Nootka Street in Comox and on Lerwick Road near Malahat Drive in Courtenay.A driver approaching these crosswalks with the yellow lights flashing must proceed with caution and yield right of way to pedestrians in the crosswalk. A driver may proceed while the yellow lights are still flashing as long as they have yielded to the pedestrian.— Comox Valley RCMP Traffic Services

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