One of our PHOTOSafe Program's public safety and awareness goals is to remind drivers of Virginia's right turn on red law. It is important for drivers to understand that Chesapeake automated enforcement systems do monitor and will capture violations in the right turn lanes at our photo enforced intersections. Virginia's right turn on red law is the following:
- Virginia State Code Section 46.2-835. Right turn on steady red light after stopping, states:
- "Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 46.2-833, except where signs are placed prohibiting turns on steady red, vehicular traffic facing a steady red signal, after coming to a full stop, may cautiously enter the intersection and make a right turn."
- "Such turning traffic shall yield the right-of-way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic using the intersection."