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Traffic Tip

Intersection Stopping Requirements  
A driver must stop:  
1. Behind the stop line or crosswalk at any stop sign or at a red traffic signal.  
2. Behind the stop line or crosswalk at any red traffic signal where right turns on red are permitted. The driver may only proceed with a legal turn on red after coming to a full stop and yielding the right of way to all crossing traffic and to all pedestrians crossing the intersection.  
3. At a flashing red traffic signal and yield to all traffic that does not have to stop.  
4. At a sidewalk, or if there is no sidewalk, at a point prior to entering the roadway, when emerging from an alley, driveway or private road on a business or residence district. Drivers must yield the right of way to any pedestrian on the sidewalk.  
5. Before entering an intersection, if there is not sufficient space on the other side to accommodate the vehicle. The law applies whether or not a traffic signal gives a driver the right to proceed.  
6. At the approach of a public safety vehicle (such as a police car, fire engine or ambulance) displaying flashing lights and sounding a warning signal, unless the vehicle is traveling in the opposite direction on a divided highway. Drivers should move as far as possible to the right of the road and remain there until the emergency vehicle has passed.  
78 E. Main St., P.O. Box 222, Orwell, OH 44076 | (440) 437-1234 | Dispatch 440-272-9111