Two questions about right turn

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Two questions about right turn

by: xusword on
Fri Sep 02, 2011 6:43 pm

Hi all:

I have a question about two kind of right turn I am not sure of. Note that I notice everyone is doing this and I might be able to assume the majority can't be wrong but I just want to find out for sure.

1. When there are 2 right turn lanes, are the people in inner lane supposed to be able to turn right on red light?
2. When there is a sign saying "STOP HERE ON RED SIGNAL" but there is NOT a no-right-on-red sign beside it, are you allowed to proceed to turn right after you have made a complete stop and determined there is no oncoming traffic on the left and no pedestrians?

I know in these situations, failure to proceed to turn right would invite drivers in the back of you honking like crazy, but I just want to find out: are those right turn legal?

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by: Stanton on
Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:14 am

1) As long as it's a designated right hand turn lane, I'm not aware of anything in the HTA that prohibits you turning right on a red, regardless if it's the curb side lane or not. To prohibit such an action there would need to be a posted sign advising no right turns on red light. I'd still be very careful about making that turn though, as it's not a regular situation and it might catch many other drivers off guard.

2) My understanding of such a sign is that it simply clarifies where you should stop, but doesn't prohibit anything. So yes, you could turn right if safe to do so.
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by: Radar Identified on
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:50 am

The "Stop Here On Red Signal" takes the place of a stop line (or reminds people "STOP HERE"). It does not prohibit a right turn on red.
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by: hwybear on
Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:29 pm

Radar Identified wrote:The "Stop Here On Red Signal" takes the place of a stop line (or reminds people "STOP HERE"). It does not prohibit a right turn on red.
plus that "stop here on red signal" is often the location where the sensors are placed under the pavement to activate the changing of the lights
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