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AMI 907 Right of Way—Signal Light Intersection

Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil

Ark. Model Jury Instr., Civil AMI 907
Arkansas Model Jury Instructions-Civil
November 2021 Update
Arkansas Supreme Court Committee On Jury Instructions-Civil
Chapter 9. Rules of the Road
AMI 907 Right of Way—Signal Light Intersection
Drivers on different [streets][highways] who are approaching an intersection which is protected by a traffic control signal have certain duties under the law.
The law requires that the driver of a vehicle approaching a red light shall stop and shall not [proceed through until the light changes to green] [turn right until [he][she] has yielded the right of way to vehicles approaching the intersection from the left]. A driver approaching a green light has a right to assume, until the contrary is or reasonably should be apparent, that another driver will obey a red light and acting on that assumption [he][she] is not required to slow down or bring [his][her] vehicle under such control as to be able to stop in order to avoid a collision.
A violation of these rules of law governing right of way at an intersection controlled by a traffic control signal, although not necessarily negligence, is evidence of negligence to be considered by you along with all the other facts and circumstances in the case.
NOTE ON USE
If a yellow or caution light is involved, use Ark. Code Ann. § 27-52-107 or § 27-52-108 in the format of AMI 903.
If the driver of the vehicle with the red light is intending to turn right at an intersection where a right turn on a red light is permitted, use the language in the second bracketed phrase and also use AMI 909. Otherwise, use the language in the first bracketed phrase.
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