Hey thanks man
pretty good info
on scenario 4, i should flash the oncoming traffic? wow. never seen that done,
The large intersection is the problem isnt it? as your more than likly going to go through a RED especially if your the 4th car or so
Saw the s turn but didnt hear the sound as I'm at work, I think I got the jist though.
Like this morning a smal intersection and 1 car in front of me, he waited for the tyraffic to come to a DEAD stop, then went through on an amber just turening red,
I went through on a red. Dilema? what do I do ? well as I always have go through.
TO avoid it and as my wife always say's DONT enter the intersection unless your way to go is free?
Scenario 1 - If you're in a queue of cars waiting to turn left, you can not enter the intersection from a dead-stop against an amber light. (HTA S.144 (15))
Scenario 2 - Ok
Scenario 3 - Yes, and you need to clear the intersection as soon as possible. If you linger around for too long you will be obstructing cross-traffic (HTA S.170 (12))
Scenario 4 - Treat it the same as scenario #3... you need to proceed through as soon as possible. Do not wait for cross-traffic to get going, be assertive (use your car horn & flash high beams if necessary) and complete your turn.http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statut ... .htm#BK219
(15) Every driver approaching a traffic control signal showing a circular amber indication and facing the indication shall stop his or her vehicle if he or she can do so safely, otherwise he or she may proceed with caution. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 144 (15).
So think about how you would explain to the courts how you were "unable to safely stop your vehicle" from a dead-stop?
You can only enter the intersection against a green light, if it's a large intersection where more than one vehicle can queue up inside it. In my opinion, everyone should squeeze inside, and clear it as soon as possible; this isn't against the law, but some may view this as bad practice and prefer one vehicle to turn for every traffic cycle.http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statut ... .htm#BK248
Parking on roadway
170. Vehicles interfering with traffic
(12) Despite the other provisions of this section, no person shall park or stand a vehicle on a highway in such a manner as to interfere with the movement of traffic or the clearing of snow from the highway. R.S.O. 1990, c. H.8, s. 170 (12).
It also helps to do an S-turn while you enter the intersection, so as you wait you're as visible as possible. http://www.wheels.ca/feature/how-to-saf ... you-think/