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Old 11-08-2009, 12:22 PM
 
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Two red lights ensures no left turn on red.... turn left only when specific green arrow light is on.......
Does Texas allow left turns against a single red ball? No other state does...
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Also, these sort of redlights are all over North america....
Where besides Texas? I haven't seen them in CA, AZ, OR, UT, PA, NJ, DE, LA, MS, AL, FL, or GA.
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Old 11-08-2009, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Houston/Heights
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Here in the Heights, the first person to the intersection, just honks, and goes on through.
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Old 11-10-2009, 07:52 AM
 
Location: New Territory
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Where besides Texas? I haven't seen them in CA, AZ, OR, UT, PA, NJ, DE, LA, MS, AL, FL, or GA.
The double-red ball configuration for left-turn signals is an acceptable configuration according to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, which is a Federal Highway Administration document detailing the allowable usage of signs, signals and pavement markings.

It is intended as a fail-safe use of the left-turn signal head. If the red bulb burns out, and no other indication is lit on the head, a driver may assume that the adjacent green indications apply to them also and turn left in front of opposing traffic. Having two red bulbs eliminates the liklihood of that occurance.
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