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I am afraid that while Department of Motor Vehicles did not consider this severe enough to deny your license, this is something we get constantly in NJ traffic courts. Police write citations
for running a yellow light and people argue that it is not a red light
. However, the courts (as well as NJ statue 39:4-81) states that this is "failure to observe a traffic signal" and failure to slow to stop at a yellow is failure to observe a traffic signal. Under NJ law, I am afraid the courts hold that running through the yellow light is the same failure to observe a traffic signal as if the light was read pursuant to NJSA 39:4-81 and courts convict drivers of this all of the time in NJ.
Thus, this violation reported on the test by rehab was correct, even though too minor for DMV to refuse your license.
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