2021 New York Laws
VAT - Vehicle and Traffic
Title 7 - Rules of the Road
Article 24 - Traffic Signs, Signals and Markings
1116 - Lane-Use Control Signal Indications.

Universal Citation: NY Veh & Traf L § 1116 (2021)
§ 1116. Lane-use  control  signal  indications.  Whenever  traffic  is
controlled by lane-use  control  signal  indications  located  over  the
individual  lanes of a highway, only the colors green, yellow, white and
red shall be used, and said signals shall indicate and apply as follows:

(a) Traffic facing a steady downward green arrow signal indication is permitted to drive in the lane over which the arrow signal indication is located.

(b) Traffic facing a steady yellow X signal indication shall prepare to vacate the lane over which the signal indication is located because a lane control change is being made to a steady red X signal indication.

(c) Traffic facing a steady white two-way left-turn arrow signal indication is permitted to use a lane over which the signal indication is located for a left turn, but not for through travel, with the understanding that common use of the lane by oncoming road users for left turns is also permitted.

(d) Traffic facing a steady white one way left-turn arrow signal indication is permitted to use a lane over which the signal indication is located for a left turn (without opposing turns in the same lane), but not for through travel.

(e) Traffic facing a steady red X signal shall not use the lane over which the signal indication is located and this signal indication shall modify accordingly the meaning of other traffic controls present.

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