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Throughout August Tulsa police focusing on red, yellow light violations

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Posted at 11:28 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 12:28:54-04

The Tulsa Police Department says during August, officers will be randomly monitoring major intersections in Tulsa, and enforcing red and yellow light violations.

A citation for a red light violation is $250, and a yellow light violation carries a $200 fine. Police say no warnings will be issued.

Police say the reason for the enforcement is that red and yellow light violations the leading cause of severe and deadly crashes.

Tulsa police also shared out the following traffic code:

Wherever vehicular traffic movement is controlled by an official traffic-control signal light device exhibiting green, yellow or red colored lights successively, such device shall control and be obeyed, as herein provided.

"Vehicular traffic facing a steady yellow signal is thereby warned that the red "stop" signal shall be exhibited immediately thereafter and such vehicular traffic shall not be crossing the intersection or signalized location when such red signal is successively exhibited.

C. Vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal shall stop before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection or signalized location, and shall remain standing until the green signal is shown alone, or, while the signal is still red, vehicular traffic may turn right, or turn left from a one-way street into a one-way street, from the appropriate lane after coming to the required stop, unless such turn on red is prohibited by an official sign. Such vehicular traffic making a turn on red shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within a crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection."

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