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Stoplights in Nevada

Signals Traffic

Signals control traffic at intersections. Combinations of traffic and pedestrian signals, signs, pavement markings and other traffic control devices may be used in some situations. When traffic control lights are not working, you must come to a full stop before proceeding through the intersection. Treat the faulty or broken traffic light as a stop sign.

After yielding to pedestrians and other vehicles that have already stopped or are in the intersection, you may proceed with caution. A red light means STOP. You must come to a complete stop before you reach the intersection.


Stop your vehicle behind the crosswalk or stop line. If there is no stop line or crosswalk, stop before entering the intersection. Remain stopped until the light turns green. Where not prohibited by signs, a right turn may be made on a red light after coming to a complete stop.


Signal for a right turn, then turn when motor and pedestrian traffic is clear and it is safe to proceed. A yellow light means CAUTION. A steady yellow light is a warning that the light will be turning red. If you have not entered the intersection, you must stop. If you are already in the intersection, you should continue moving and clear it safely. DO NOT speed up to “beat the light.”


A flashing red light means that you must come to a full stop. You may go only when the road is clear and you have the right-of-way. The signal has the same meaning as a stop sign.