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Old 02-08-2017, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by pittsflyer View Post
It is illegal but with out the cams the odds of enforcement are slim to none and unless its a congested area you can check for traffic without coming to a complete stop. I think the traffic laws need to change because sometimes coming to complete stop makes it so that you can no longer make the turn. If I am going to have to come to a complete stop then I am going to do something else like check my email or text someone, especially if I missed an opening because I had to come to a complete stop. Just not worth it to sit there with my head turned watching a stream of traffic knowing I could have made it before.

A fuzzy Florida law on rolling right turns on red at camera intersections | Bradenton Herald

Since confusion runs rampant over whether Florida statutes allow rolling right turns on red, the issue needs some clarity.

First and foremost, however, state law (316.075) requires drivers to stop at red lights.

The Florida drivers manual states that motorists must "come to a complete stop at the marked stop line or before moving into the crosswalk or intersection. After stopping, you may turn right on red at most intersections if the way is clear" -- the exception being intersections displaying a "NO TURN ON RED" signTweaks to the 2010 Mark Wandall Traffic Safety Act (316.0083), though, took a different path for intersections with red-light cameras. Those changes went into effect on July 1, 2013.

The traffic camera law states that "A notice of violation and a traffic citation may not be issued for failure to stop at a red light if the driver is making a right-hand turn in a careful and prudent manner at an intersection where right-hand turns are permissible. A notice of violation and a traffic citation may not be issued under this section if the driver of the vehicle came to a complete stop after crossing the stop line and before turning right if permissible at a red light, but failed to stop before crossing over the stop line or other point at which a stop is required."
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Old 02-08-2017, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by bmw335xi View Post
Sure I speed and if I get caught I accept responsibility. It's better that then to tax everyone each month.
Yup. It's called having a good radar detector. One or two tickets will more than pay for the costs of one. Not as good against laser, but mostly what I see is still radar
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Old 02-28-2017, 10:55 AM
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I think if they lengthened the yellow light, then had like a 5-second delay before the cross-traffic gets a green light, it would improve safety. In my town they're putting the first roundabout in, at an intersection with no light that had a fatal wreck recently. We'll see how that works out.
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Old 03-02-2017, 06:08 PM
Location: Ormond Beach, FL
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A roundabout is being proposed in Daytona Beach as well. Once folks get used to them roundabouts are fine. I worry about a tourist town like Daytona Beach where many of the drivers are folks on vacation and won't be familiar with where they are going.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:47 AM
Location: Port Charlotte
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In Venice, the intersection with the highest accident rate is the roundabout on Jacaranda.
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Old 03-04-2017, 06:57 PM
Location: Sarasota FL
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What was a perfectly operating intersection with traffic lights is now a $3.2 million crasharama. Bring a beach chair and watch the show.
It's too small and poorly designed
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