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Old 01-17-2008, 06:51 AM
 
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Hi!

Would you all be so kind as to answer this seemingly obvious question that I keep meaning to ask.

When driving can you make a right on red here in NC, as long as there isn't a sign that says "NO RIGHT ON RED"?

OR

You can only make a right on red when a sign specifically says its allowed, otherwise its illegal.
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Old 01-17-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Hi!

Would you all be so kind as to answer this seemingly obvious question that I keep meaning to ask.

When driving can you make a right on red here in NC, as long as there isn't a sign that says "NO RIGHT ON RED"?

OR

You can only make a right on red when a sign specifically says its allowed, otherwise its illegal.
Smart to ask if you aren't sure!

Right on red allowable, unless otherwise posted.

Same for U-turns - allowed unless otherwise posted.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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You will probably learn right on red is ok when someone behind you is blaring their horn
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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You will probably learn right on red is ok when someone behind you is blaring their horn

Hee Hee Hee. Sooooooo true.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:31 AM
 
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Thanks all, DH and I have been squabbling about this since the day we moved in.

Ah, its a good day when I can say to DH "I was right and you were wrong" :-)
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:35 AM
 
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There is some intersections that it ok to turn right on red and there is also a green arrow on that light and the thing that puzzles me is the street perpendicular to you is also given a green light to do a U turn but it also has a Sign U turn must yield to traffic.

It just an accident waiting to happen.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:42 AM
 
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There is some intersections that it ok to turn right on red and there is also a green arrow on that light and the thing that puzzles me is the street perpendicular to you is also given a green light to do a U turn but it also has a Sign U turn must yield to traffic.

It just an accident waiting to happen.
Yeah, we noticed that... thats what started the debate between me and DH. He assumed that because it would be so dangerous to do a right on red in that situation, that it must not be allowed. Thanks, Sunny.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:57 AM
 
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I've never understood the "u turn must yield" signs. If someone is turning right on red, they should not have right of way. The light is red, turning right on it is not mandatory. If someone is coming from the other side of the intersection and turning left on a left green arrow then they have right of way. Why wouldn't U Turns follow the same rule?

Also, Charlotte is the only place I've lived where people think it is OK to turn left on red. I've seen that several times in the city.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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I've never understood the "u turn must yield" signs. If someone is turning right on red, they should not have right of way. The light is red, turning right on it is not mandatory. If someone is coming from the other side of the intersection and turning left on a left green arrow then they have right of way. Why wouldn't U Turns follow the same rule?

Also, Charlotte is the only place I've lived where people think it is OK to turn left on red. I've seen that several times in the city.
Turn left on red? Funny you mentioned that . . . people have actually asked me that before and I was incredulous. How could anyone think that is okay?

Someone told me it is allowable in Texas. I think they were just kidding.

Surely?????
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:28 AM
 
Location: NoDa
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Turn left on red? Funny you mentioned that . . . people have actually asked me that before and I was incredulous. How could anyone think that is okay?

Someone told me it is allowable in Texas. I think they were just kidding.

Surely?????
Actually, in Toronto (and many other big cities) you can turn left on red, if you are on a one way street and turning onto a one way street. I have often wondered if this is legal in Charlotte too.
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