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Is It Illegal To Go Through An Orange Light ?


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6 hours ago, JAS21 said:

Sorry I haven't read all nine pages but at crossroads ...

 

It is not illegal to go through an orange light BUT if you don't get through the lights on the other side of the crossroads before those lights change to red you are illegal ...

no, the other side got nothing to do with it,

the yellow light is an alert that it will soon flip to no go

crossing the line when red comes on

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On 8/16/2019 at 3:22 PM, HLover said:

Invest in copious amounts of pain medicine to assist with your 'principle war' of futility.

 

You may want to retake your eye color test, unless yellow is the new orange.

What a mess.

 

On doing the reaction/colour test for my license, i used the Thai language for the colors, orange NO, yellow NO  The examiner then said AMBER to which i have not seen a thai translation yet.:cheesy: DOH !  just pay the fine.

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5 hours ago, brokenbone said:

no, the other side got nothing to do with it,

the yellow light is an alert that it will soon flip to no go

crossing the line when red comes on

No, it is not. The yellow light means stop, unless unsafe to do so.

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1 hour ago, JaiLai said:


It means be ready to stop, it’s a warning before red.

If it went straight from green to red you’d have people screeching to a halt.

The following sentence from the Act makes the waters a bit murky:

 

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If the driver has passed the stop line when the traffic light turns yellow, he may go through.

The question becomes if that means the opposite (crossing the stop line when the light turns yellow) is not allowed.

 

1. If that's the case then it would lead to situations where it's physically impossible to follow the law

2. If it's not the case then what is the point of the sentence? It would mean that it's also legal to cross the stop line after the light turned yellow

 

So either way the wording of the law creates problems (surprise surprise) 🙂

 

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1 minute ago, eisfeld said:

The following sentence from the Act makes the waters a bit murky:

 

The question becomes if that means the opposite (crossing the stop line when the light turns yellow) is not allowed.

 

1. If that's the case then it would lead to situations where it's physically impossible to follow the law

2. If it's not the case then what is the point of the sentence? It would mean that it's also legal to cross the stop line after the light turned yellow

 

So either way the wording of the law creates problems (surprise surprise) 🙂

 

The amber/yellow light on the pole in the ground is to advise of an imminent change of direction, the problem with the , i can do as i wish attitude, is it is a quick trip to the future for somebody, in europe the sequence is the same but the common sense mode operates a lot better

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2 hours ago, eisfeld said:

The following sentence from the Act makes the waters a bit murky:

 

The question becomes if that means the opposite (crossing the stop line when the light turns yellow) is not allowed.

 

1. If that's the case then it would lead to situations where it's physically impossible to follow the law

2. If it's not the case then what is the point of the sentence? It would mean that it's also legal to cross the stop line after the light turned yellow

 

So either way the wording of the law creates problems (surprise surprise) 🙂

 

my take on it:

1: the translation went to shit

2: the law maker lack ability to reflect

over the ultimate outcome of what he just came up with,

and the law has to be re-written to allow public

the means to obey the law

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The yellow light means stop, unless unsafe to do so.


Exactly! That is the only interpretation that makes any sense and is how it is applied in most (all?) other countries.

Just because the Thai rules may be ambiguous (which unfortunately is not uncommon with English translations of Thai regulations), does not mean that common sense should not be used - and if in doubt, do as you where taught in driver's education in your home country.
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48 minutes ago, nrasmussen said:


 

 


Exactly! That is the only interpretation that makes any sense and is how it is applied in most (all?) other countries.

Just because the Thai rules may be ambiguous (which unfortunately is not uncommon with English translations of Thai regulations), does not mean that common sense should not be used - and if in doubt, do as you where taught in driver's education in your home country.

 

Scroll down to the forth light, see what it says....

https://www.highwaycodeuk.co.uk/light-signals-controlling-traffic.html

 

Now if the OP had a spurt on he would have been OK in the UK if his ride was over the line before it went red, these photos do not show that....

 

I was a professional driver for years, done millions of miles, been through thousands of amber's and never had a summons...

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4 hours ago, eisfeld said:

The following sentence from the Act makes the waters a bit murky:

 

The question becomes if that means the opposite (crossing the stop line when the light turns yellow) is not allowed.

 

1. If that's the case then it would lead to situations where it's physically impossible to follow the law

2. If it's not the case then what is the point of the sentence? It would mean that it's also legal to cross the stop line after the light turned yellow

 

So either way the wording of the law creates problems (surprise surprise) 🙂

 

No, that is not the question. Crossing the stop line when the light turns yellow is not allowed, unless it would be unsafe to stop.

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The first picture shows you well enough back to be able to stop assuming you are doing the speed limit or less. 

2nd pictures only shows you in the middle of the intersection. The 2 pictures are proof enough you could have stopped in time. Is it illegal to go thru an intersection on a yellow light? If you make it thru before the light turns red, you most likely would be left along, although my understanding is it is illegal, UNLESS you have an accident and there is a video showing the accident happened in that yellow light, then you are at fault. 

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There is actually one thing I like about driving in Thailand and that is the countdown timers used at some traffic lights. They make it very easy to begin slowing down early in order to stop safely for yellow - especially when someone is tailgating.

 

 

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