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As for Germany, we have these "turn on red" options:
no sign at all = no turning
a fixed sign with a green arrow pointing to the right = turn after stop (of the vehicle, that is)
an additional light, showing a green arrow pointing to the right when desired = turn without stop
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ANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3335 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
Yes, I stop at all intersections and then, if I am legally allowed to turn, I do.
On of the things that irks me most is when there is a red arrow lit up for the right turn and I am waiting for the green. Even if there is no sign that prohibits a turn, a RED ARROW is the same thing. You are NOT ALLOWED to turn, even if it takes 6 days to turn green. And when people honk at me I just get mad and wait through the next green cycle and do it all over again. It's fun.
But, stopping at a red light is just something I do to avoid being at fault in case somethine happens. Once the car is moving, I don't slow down unless another light comes up.
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CurtisMan From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 1003 posts, RR: 45
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2279 times:
Yes - definitely allowed to turn right on a red light unless otherwise posted. I 'think' this is the rule for all the provinces in Canada but I am not certain. The only exception I know of is on the Island of Montreal there is no turning on a red light.
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7627 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2263 times:
Quoting CurtisMan (Reply 7): Yes - definitely allowed to turn right on a red light unless otherwise posted. I 'think' this is the rule for all the provinces in Canada but I am not certain. The only exception I know of is on the Island of Montreal there is no turning on a red light.
Since 1980, all 50 states allow RIGHT ON RED unless otherwise directed. Before 1980, Massachusetts was the only statewide holdout. the state adopted it as a fuel-savings measure (although numerous NO TURN ON RED signs started popping up out of nowhere right after the law changed) However, in NYC, one is NOT allowed to turn on red... I found that out just recently while a New Yorker was riding with me during the NYC meet.
LEFT ON RED is only allowed when the intersecting roads are BOTH One-Way streets. This part of the Turning on Red rule is often overlooked. Needless to say this allowance applies any place that allows RIGHT ON RED.
*The sole exceptions being where (in Philadelphia) NO TURN ON RED signs were erected on a channelized turn ramp that had no pedestrian crosswalk. The sign realistically has no business being posted there. Clearly these were erected as revenue enhancers and not for safety purposes (which is what the signs should be erected for). BTW: I believe Southeastern Pennsylvania has more NO TURN ON RED signs than Massachusetts ever did in 1980.
Your first question here's a bit confusing, are you asking would I like to STOP before proceeding or just simply slowly roll along? I plead the Fifth Ammendment on your second question owith regards to the earlier-mentioned inappropriately erected signs.
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Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13671 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2253 times:
There are only 5 people in the Portland metro area that grew up in Oregon. Everyone else moved here from somewhere else like Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Chicago. No one knows how to drive. In Oregon and Washington it is legal to make a right on red after a full stop and no traffic except at two intersections (I can think of) and along the MAX line downtown. So, what do people do? Turn right whenever they feel like. I have seen so many MAX/auto accidents and have seen so many near-misses at NW 23rd and Vaughn at I-405. The signs are clearly posted. At least three of them at each intersection. I don't know how people can miss them. And when I obey the signs, I get honked at and given the finger! WTF?? Can't they read? If someone is in that big of a hurry, they should have left earlier.
FlyVirgin744 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 1313 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2251 times:
My friend was pulled over in NYC and for not being aware of the no turn on red. The cop saw he was out of state and told him that before he drives in the city again to read up on NYC traffic laws. Thats a good cop.
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FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7529 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2200 times:
Where you live, are you allowed to turn right at a red stoplight?
Yes. And you can turn left at a red stop light if going from a one way street to another.
If yes, do you do it? Do you full-stop? Most of the time yes.
If not, would you like to do it? Do you do it even though it's illegal? No.
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BaylorAirBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 2913 posts, RR: 45
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2192 times:
What I really can't stand around here is (we have a lot of one-way streets...much like my anus) you can turn left on a red if you don't have to cross another direction of traffic. Meaning if I am in the far left lane and the traffic is coming from my right on a one-way, then I can stop and go on red. What gets me is that I have to explain this even to the local 5-0.