asked 20 people...no definitive answer...proper left turn

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asked 20 people...no definitive answer...proper left turn

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Hi All,
I know this isn't about a ticket, but I can't find the solution anywhere, so I'm hoping someone here can help. I'm taking a G2-exit and no one seems to be able to give me the correct answer.

Situation: Controlled intersection (lights), 2 lanes of traffic in all directions, no left turn lanes. I approach the intersection, the light is green. Am I legally allowed to enter the intersection, even if I can't clear it? Obviously, stay in my lane, not to impeded on-coming traffic, but may have to complete my turn on an amber (or even once the light turns red).

I've been studying the driver's handbook...it doesn't say, I've asked everyone I know, they say if people didn't enter the intersection and turn on the amber (or even red light), traffic wouldn't move, but they can't say it's 100% legal. I've made thousands of left hand turns, and when I'm at a light-controlled intersection, I move into the intersection on a green light...but is it legal?

Any advice is greatly appreciated.

thanks

kay


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Unread post by Simon Borys on

tests_scare_me wrote:Situation: Controlled intersection (lights), 2 lanes of traffic in all directions, no left turn lanes. I approach the intersection, the light is green. Am I legally allowed to enter the intersection, even if I can't clear it? Obviously, stay in my lane, not to impeded on-coming traffic, but may have to complete my turn on an amber (or even once the light turns red).
Yes, you are allowed to do that. How do I know this? Because it doesn't say anywhere in the HTA that you can't and anything that is not explicitly prohibited is permitted.
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