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Old 07-04-2017, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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You can turn left on red if it's onto a one way street that only goes left.
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Old 07-09-2017, 07:13 PM
 
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Northeast Texas here:

1. Green arrow - Absolute right of way
2. Green but no arrow - yield but can turn if no oncoming traffic
3. Flashing yellow arrow - replacing the green but no arrow in a lot of areas - means the same thing and really, really confuses some people!
The circular green and the flashing yellow arrow mean the same thing ONLY if you are going in the direction of the arrow. They have totally different meanings if you are making any other movement. That is the reason flashing yellow arrow was added.

The flashing yellow arrow can allow permissive left turns while the straight-ahead traffic is stopped with circular red.

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You can turn left on red if it's onto a one way street that only goes left.
Not in most states. Most states totally prohibit left on red, or allow it only when both streets are one way.
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Old 07-10-2017, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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The circular green and the flashing yellow arrow mean the same thing ONLY if you are going in the direction of the arrow. They have totally different meanings if you are making any other movement. That is the reason flashing yellow arrow was added.

The flashing yellow arrow can allow permissive left turns while the straight-ahead traffic is stopped with circular red.



Not in most states. Most states totally prohibit left on red, or allow it only when both streets are one way.
I don't see how we're contradicting each other on the flashing yellow, or the green arrows, or the solid green.

As for turning left on red if the left turn puts you on a one way street, actually this ls legal in some states. It is only legal IF you are turning left FROM a one way street onto another one way street in 37 states. It is legal on a two way street, turning onto a one way street which only goes left in five states. It is illegal under any circumstances only in eight states. Not most states.

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Next time you are sitting in the left turn lane at a red light, consider the following questions:

Where do I live? If you live in Connecticut, Missouri, New York City (but not the rest of the State), North Carolina, Rhode Island, New Jersey, South Dakota (Unless local ordinance allows it), Maine, New Hampshire, just stay at the red light and wait for green and a clear way through traffic. In all other States, proceed to question two.

Is the street I want to turn onto, a one way street with traffic traveling left? Check the states mentioned in number one, above. The remaining forty-two states permit this kind of left turn on red. Proceed to question three.

Is the street I am on a two way street and the one I want to turn onto a one way street? The lucky drivers in Michigan, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Alaska are permitted to turn left on red from either a one way or a two way street onto a one way street going left.

Is there a sign posted prohibiting a left turn on red? If there is, stay put. If not, proceed with the left on red maneuver according to the law of the state in which you are driving.
Another Important Restriction for Left turn on Red

Thirty-seven states allow drivers to turn left only if both streets involved are one way streets. Pay attention. This could save you a ticket and win you an argument.

Five states permit left on red when both streets are one way as well as when only the destination street (The one you are turning onto) is one way. In these five states, if you are on a two way street turning left onto a one way street (with traffic traveling to the left), you may turn on red unless there is a sign that prohibits the maneuver. The five lucky states are Michigan, Washington, Alaska, Idaho and Oregon.

The remaining eight states, South Dakota, Connecticut, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina and Rhode Island, prohibit left on red.
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Old 07-11-2017, 01:08 PM
 
Location: The Springs
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This may be true now in most states. On a red light, we can turn left onto a one-way street if such street flows that direction.
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