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Old 10-01-2006, 11:29 AM
 
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Is making a right turn on a red arrow legal in NC? People seem to get rather angry if I try to stay stopped at one here.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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I would say so. It's red for a reason.
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Old 10-01-2006, 11:35 AM
 
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I would say so. It's red for a reason.
I agree, it is red for a reason. In situations where right on red is okay there is no need for an arrow. The arrow being there means there is a reason they don't want people to turn anytime they want to.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:07 PM
 
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You can turn right on red as long as there is not a sign that says you are unable to. The arrow only states you do not have to yeild to oncoming traffic.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:10 PM
 
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:13 PM
 
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You can turn right on a red arrow in NC. If you are not allowed to turn right on red there will be a sign hanging next to the light that says so. A red arrow is there to inform you that there will be a protected turn when the light turns green.

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Stop, look and then turn. The only time you're not allowed to turn right on red in North Carolina is where there's a sign that says no right turn on red.

I've made right turns on red arrows with police officers sitting across the intersection from me and never had a problem. Just make sure you come to a complete stop first.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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You can turn right on a red arrow in NC. If you are not allowed to turn right on red there will be a sign hanging next to the light that says so. A red arrow is there to inform you that there will be a protected turn when the light turns green.

Straight from the NC highway patrol:

I've made right turns on red arrows with police officers sitting across the intersection from me and never had a problem. Just make sure you come to a complete stop first.
Interesting. Thanks! I've been driving in NC for 40 years and didn't know that.

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Old 10-01-2006, 12:24 PM
 
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You can turn right on a red arrow in NC. If you are not allowed to turn right on red there will be a sign hanging next to the light that says so. A red arrow is there to inform you that there will be a protected turn when the light turns green.

Straight from the NC highway patrol:

I've made right turns on red arrows with police officers sitting across the intersection from me and never had a problem. Just make sure you come to a complete stop first.
Interesting and good to know. Everywhere else that I have lived it has been illegal to turn on an arrow.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:25 PM
 
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Interesting and good to know. Everywhere else that I have lived it has been illegal to turn on an arrow.
Me too..........................
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:27 PM
 
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Yeah, right on red arrow, as stated above, is normal. The main reason there's an arrow is because that lane can only go right.

Now a left turn on red, on one-way streets, is NOT legal in NC, as it is in a few other states.
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