Failure to Obey a Traffic Control Signal or Device can result in Two Motor Vehicle Points on your License. The ticket is usually given for running a red light or other lighted sign such as a turn light.
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The statute provides:
NJSA 39:4-81 Traffic signals, observance; rule at nonoperational signals.
a. The driver of every vehicle, the motorman of every street car and every pedestrian shall obey the instructions of any official traffic control device applicable thereto, placed in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, unless otherwise directed by a traffic or police officer.
b. When, by reason of a power failure or other malfunction, a traffic control signal at an intersection is not illuminated, the driver of a vehicle or street car shall, with respect to that intersection, observe the requirement for a stop intersection, as provided in R.S.39:4-144.
The statute provides that when a light is not functioning a driver is to treat the intersection as if a stop sign were in place and come to complete stop before entering the intersection.