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§ 1111(d)(1)

Red Signal - Passing or Failing to Stop

§ 1111

Whenever traffic is controlled by traffic-control signals, other than lane direction control signal indications provided in § 1116, exhibiting different colored lights, or colored lighted arrows, successively, one at a time or in combination, only the colors green, yellow and red shall be used, and said lights shall indicate and apply to drivers of vehicles and to pedestrians as follows:

(d)(1) Traffic, except pedestrians, facing a steady circular red signal, unless to make such other movement as is permitted by other indications shown at the same time, shall stop

and shall remain standing until an indication to proceed is shown except as provided in § 1111(d)(2).

It is a traffic infraction for any person to violate any of the provisions of the VTL unless such violation is by the VTL or other law of New York declared to be a misdemeanor or felony.

[A] person convicted of a traffic infraction for a violation of § 1111(d)(1) outside of a city having a population of one million or more shall, for a

  • first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of $75 to $225 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a conviction of a
  • second violation, both of which were committed within a period of 18 months, such person shall be punished by a fine of $150 to $375 or by imprisonment for not more than 45 days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a conviction of a
  • third or subsequent violation, all of which were committed within a period of 18 months, such person shall be punished by a fine of $375 to $675 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or by both such fine and imprisonment

[and] a person convicted for a violation of § 1111(d)(1) shall, for a

  • first conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of $150 to $450 or by imprisonment for not more than 15 days or by both such fine and imprisonment; for a conviction of a
  • second violation, both of which were committed within a period of 18 months, such person shall be punished by a fine of $300 to $750 or by imprisonment for not more than 45 days or by both such fine and imprisonment; upon a conviction of a
  • third or subsequent violation, all of which were committed within a period of 18 months, such person shall be punished by a fine of not less than $750 to $1,500 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days or by both such fine and imprisonment.

(1)(c) Whenever proceedings in an administrative tribunal or a court of New York result in a conviction for an offense or a traffic infraction under the VTL, there shall be levied a crime victim assistance fee in the amount of $5 and a mandatory surcharge, in addition to any sentence required or permitted by law, in the amount of $55.

(9) Notwithstanding the provisions of § 1809(1), in the event a proceeding is in a town or village court, the court shall add an additional $5 to the surcharges imposed by § 1809(1).

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, whenever proceedings in a court or an administrative tribunal of New York result in a conviction for an offense or for a traffic infraction under the VTL, there shall be levied in addition to any sentence, penalty or other surcharge required or permitted by law, an additional surcharge of $28.

The following violations shall be assigned a point value of three points:

(iii) any violation involving a railroad crossing, disobeying a traffic control signal or a stop or yield sign[.]

Last verified: 2018-03-31