Michigan Car Accident Help Center > Michigan Yellow Light Safety
The yellow lights displayed on Michigan traffic signals require drivers to employ good judgment. Unfortunately, the result of poor judgment can cause serious car accidents.
Knowing what factors to consider when faced with a yellow light can make all the difference. Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) 257.612 states in part, "Vehicular traffic facing the signal shall stop before entering the nearest crosswalk at the intersection or at a limit line when marked, but if the stop cannot be made in safety, a vehicle may be driven cautiously through the intersection." In other words, unless stopping may cause harm or initiate a car accident, Michigan drivers must stop when the light turns yellow.
Car accidents can also occur when Michigan drivers fail to understand what should happen when a yellow light changes to red, leaving them or another driver seemingly stranded in the middle of an intersection. In accordance with law, Michigan drivers can complete a left turn after oncoming traffic has stopped, even if the light turns red.
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