Jan 31, 2024: No Change to Right Turn Laws in Prescott Valley

close up of red stoplightPrescott Valley Police Department has been receiving questions from the community about alleged changes to the law regarding right turns. An unknown person posted on social media about a “new law” going into effect January 1, 2024, prohibiting right turns on a red light. This information has gone viral and caused confusion in the community. 

PVPD wants to assure the community there has been no change to the law regarding right turns on a red light. Unless specifically posted that a right turn is prohibited on a red light, Prescott Valley drivers turning right at a red light are expected to stop at the light, and can then make the turn once it is safe to do so.

Prescott Valley Police Department can be contacted at (928) 772-9267 for non-emergencies, 911 for emergencies. Yavapai Silent witness is 1-800-932-3232.