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Red Light Camera Information 

FROM THE NY STATE VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC LAW:

  • Traffic facing a steady yellow light may enter an intersection, however, traffic is warned that a red light will be shown immediately after.
  • Traffic facing a steady red light must stop at a clearly marked stop line.
  • Traffic facing a steady red light, and after coming to a complete stop, may cautiously enter the intersection to make a right turn. Traffic must first yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in a crosswalk or to other traffic legally using the intersection.

FROM THE NY STATE DMV DRIVER’S MANUAL:

  • STEADY GREEN: Go, but yield right of way to other traffic at intersection as required by law.
  • STEADY YELLOW: The light is changing from green to red. Be ready to stop for the red light.
  • STEADY RED: Stop. Do not go until the light is green. If a green arrow is shown with the red light, you may go only in the direction of the arrow and only if the way is clear.
  • You may make a right turn at a steady red light after coming to a full and complete stop and yielding the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. You may make a left turn at a steady red light when turning from a one-way road into another one-way road after coming to a full and complete stop and yielding the right-of-way to oncoming traffic and pedestrians.
  • You may NOT turn on a red arrow.
  • You may not make a turn at a red light if there is a No Turn on Red sign posted, or another sign, signal or pavement marking prohibits the turn.

New York State Parking Regulations

From both the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law and the NYS Driver's Manual:

  • A NO PARKING sign means you may only stop temporarily to load or unload merchandise or passengers.

  • A NO STANDING sign means you may only stop temporarily to load or unload passengers.

  • A NO STOPPING sign means you may not stop at all unless you are obeying a traffic sign, signal or officer, or to avoid conflicts with other vehicles.

Other Violations not indicated by Posted Signs

Parking, standing or stopping is not allowed:

  • Within 15 feet (5 m) of a fire hydrant, unless a licensed driver remains in the vehicle behind the wheel, to move it in an emergency.

  • On the road side of a parked vehicle – double parking.

  • On a sidewalk or in a crosswalk. (NOTE: a crosswalk does not have to be indicated by painted lines.)

  • In an intersection, unless permitted by signs or parking meters.

  •  On railroad tracks.

  • Alongside or opposite road excavations, constructions or other obstructions.

  • Within 30 feet (10 m) of a pedestrian safety zone, unless another distance is marked.

  • On a bridge or in a tunnel.

Parking or standing is not allowed:

  • In front of a driveway, public or private (including your own!).

  • Within 20 feet (6 m) of a crosswalk at an intersection.

  • Within 30 feet (10 m) of a traffic light, STOP sign or YIELD sign.

  • Within 20 feet (6 m) of a fire station driveway, or within 75 feet (23 m) on the opposite side of the road from the fire station driveway.

  • Along a curb which has been cut down, lowered or constructed for access to the sidewalk.

In addition, you may not park your vehicle within 50 feet (15 m) of a railroad crossing.

License plates must be properly affixed, front and rear, and shall be kept clean and easily readable, and shall not be covered by glass or plastic material, and their view shall not be obstructed.

Reserved Parking for the Disabled

It is illegal to park, stop or stand a vehicle in a space designated for disabled parking unless you have disabled license plates issued by the DMV, a special diability permit issued by a locality or a similar plate or permit issued by another state. You may NEVER park in the access aisles alongside the disabled only parking spaces, whether or not you have a disability permit or plate. The access aisles are to allow wheelchair access only. In addition, when parking in a designated disabled space, the vehicle must actually be in use to transport the disabled person. This law applies to all on street and off street parking, public and private.

Additional City of Yonkers Parking Violations from the Yonkers City Code

  • It is illegal to park a commercial vehicle,  trailer, semi-trailer, house on wheels (RV), bus or school bus, on any street other than for the expeditious unloading and delivery or pickup and loading of materials or people, or while providing a commercial service.

  • It is illegal for taxicabs, private rental vehicles and livery vehicles to park at any legal space on the streets of the City of Yonkers for a period exceeding three (3) hours.