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    #1

    Should I use on/at? Please help.

    1) Every time I get to the traffic light, it was always at/on yellow.
    2) The traffic light was never at/on green everytime when I was there.
    3) Stop the car on/at red light.

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    #2

    Re: Should I use on/at? Please help.

    1. 'at', 'on' or no preposition. We don't use 'yellow' for the middle light in BrE; it's 'amber' or, for some people, 'orange'.
    2. The traffic light was never at/on (or no preposition) green everyspacetime (when) I was there.
    3. Stop (the car) on/at red light/at/on the red light

    'Traffic light' is fine; we also commonly use 'traffic lights'.

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    #3

    Re: Should I use on/at? Please help.

    I don't know what to say.
    Suffice to . (this is correct in informal English.)

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