LIGHTS-OUT INTERSECTION ACCIDENTS
As a result of the devastating winds and torrential rain from Hurricane Ian, many traffic lights across Florida are not working properly.
If you find yourself at an intersection with broken stoplights, please make sure to treat the intersection as you would any four-way stop. That is the law.
Here are steps you should take:
- Approach the lights not working slowly and come to a complete stop. We say slowly because drivers behind you may not know the rules and start to slow for a complete stop, or they may not notice the traffic lights and intersection at all.
- Carefully watch the actions of other drivers before proceeding through the intersection. You want to make sure the other drivers are aware of the rules before proceeding through.
- All vehicles should come to a complete stop before proceeding, even if the lights are flashing yellow. They may be yellow all the way around, or they may not be working in one direction of a four-way intersection.
During these challenging times, it’s important to remember we’re all in this together. Please continue to be patient, courteous, and mindful of those around you. Our team at Hale Law will continue to strive to provide the best information for our community to stay safe. Please continue pay close attention while on the roads for hazards, and always be aware of your surroundings in the event other drivers may not be prepared to stop as they should.
In the event you are injured in an accident as a result of lights being out at a four-way intersection, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at Hale Law for a free attorney consultation. Call us anytime at 941-735-4529 or visit our website to chat with us online at HaleLaw.com. We are here for you. We do not get paid unless we win.