STROUDSBURG -- A new law will give drivers in Pennsylvania the green light to go through a red light under certain conditions.
Governor Tom Wolf signed it last week.
The new law will allow drivers to go through a red light, but only when the sensor looks broken. In other words, the light may be blinking or it may be staying red for longer than usual.
The new rule doesn't take effect until September but drivers in the Poconos are already having mixed feelings.
"I think it might work," said Joseph Michell of Cherry Valley. "I mean, there must be some reason that if it's brought the attention to make a law out of it, I mean, they may have a lot of faulty lights."
Governor Tom Wolf signed a bill into law last week that will allow drivers to go through a red light if the light sensor appears to be malfunctioning as in blinking or not turning green.
Joseph Michell tells us he's been stuck at his fair share of long traffic lights.
"Especially when it's dark and no one around, at the end of the night no one is coming down the street for you."
The new rule applies to all vehicles but was originally created to help motorcyclists.
According to Ty Shoemaker at Pocono Mountain Harley Davidson, the weight of a motorcycle can't always trip the light sensor. Those driving on two wheels often find themselves stuck.
"I've literally have had to get off my motorcycle, walk over and hit the street crossing sign for the light to change, so it's nice that we won't have to sneak through or break the law."
Some drivers we spoke to are on board with the new law but others think it could be too dangerous and potentially cause more accidents.
"I think it's utterly ridiculous and people are going to get killed."
Richard Hortsman from Brodheadsville believes there are some major issues with the law including no indication of how long a driver must wait before going through the red.
"Crazy! Why don't we just shut off all the lights and put stop signs on the corners? Then people can just stop and go whenever they want."
According to the governor's website, the new law won't take effect until September 18, so if you find yourself stuck at a broken red don't go through it just yet.