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Old 01-03-2011, 10:00 AM
 
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Where did you here that? I am pretty sure the state regulations show that you have to turn into the left most lane, unless the lines on the road guide you otherwise. There was a big post about this a while back.

John

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but when turning left you may turn into any lane. (Have we confused the OP enough yet?)
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Old 01-03-2011, 10:30 AM
 
Location: ITB Raleigh, NC
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You may want to look here for the answer to this and other questions: NCDOT Division of Motor Vehicles: Driver Handbook
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
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Where did you here that? I am pretty sure the state regulations show that you have to turn into the left most lane, unless the lines on the road guide you otherwise.
I got it from the statute, which says:
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The driver of a vehicle intending to turn left at any intersection shall approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of that vehicle, and, after entering the intersection, the left turn shall be made so as to leave the intersection in a lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction upon the roadway being entered.
There is no restriction on which lane you may turn into when making a left turn (unless specifically marked at that intersection, per the statute).

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Old 01-12-2011, 09:06 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill
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Thank, you all guys. i have passed the road test and appreciate your valuable suggestions
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Old 01-15-2011, 09:28 PM
 
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Thank, you all guys. i have passed the road test and appreciate your valuable suggestions
Now all you need to remember is turn off your cell phone before you buckle up and don't turn it back on until you get to wherever you're going.

Chris
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Old 01-23-2011, 04:35 AM
 
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My mother stoped at a red right turn arrow and a cop behind her gave her a ticket for not going even tho she said she couldn't.
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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My mother stoped at a red right turn arrow and a cop behind her gave her a ticket for not going even tho she said she couldn't.
Baker Sam
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Old 02-06-2012, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Does anyone know WHY there are solid reds and right red arrow reds?
If you're allowed to turn on a right red arrow, why not just make it a solid red? Both apparently have the exact same rules here in NC. What's the point of the red arrow? I hope people realize it's not the same rule in other states. In (many) other states if you turn right on a red arrow you will be ticketed. In my view, that would be the right interpretation of this signal.
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Old 02-06-2012, 12:41 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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This is why it is important for newcomers in this state to take the written test and know the traffic laws of this state.

I have never seen red arrow on traffic lights, they probably located on one way streets.
The same rule with solid red. You must come to a complete stop before turning.
Unless there is a sign stating no turn on red.
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Old 02-06-2012, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Garner, NC
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baker sam
Oh my gosh.
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