U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
 
 
Old 10-12-2009, 03:21 PM
 
6 posts, read 22,286 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

I recently moved to Oregon from TX and was in Beaverton today. I was at the intersection at Walker and Cedar Hills Blvd and was in the right hand turning lane coming off of Walker and turning right onto Cedar Hills.

Not knowing the laws on red light cameras, and having cars behind me, I made a right turn on the red light. Will I get a ticket for this?

I am trying to play things back in my head... pretty sure I stopped all the way, but not 100% positive. Also pretty sure I stopped behind the line, but then again, not 100% sure on that either. Don't want a $300 ticket!!

Do these things always flash? I mean... would I know if I had gotten a ticket?

Ugghh...
Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-12-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Dayton, OH/Portland, OR
398 posts, read 858,687 times
Reputation: 201
Now I'm no police officer or lawyer, and I wasn't there to see exactly what happened, but I can pretty much guarantee you that you will see a flash if the camera gets you (at least I have seen my flashes in the past! LOL!). And it *is* legal to turn right on a red in Oregon (after a complete stop, of course, and if it doesn't say "no turn on red"). I don't *think* those red light cameras are set up at an angle to zap people turning onto sidestreets or crossstreets, rather they are set up at an angle to catch people going through the intersection (straight). Like I said - don't take this to be 100% swear-on-the-bible truth, but I think you will be just fine. I wouldn't personally be worried if I were you.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 05:04 PM
 
758 posts, read 1,447,800 times
Reputation: 333
No. Right turns after stopping are allowed on a red light. No worries.
Also, you may turn left onto a one-way street on red after stopping, also.

Do watch out for Beaverton's radar van, though - Western Ave is a common location.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-12-2009, 07:38 PM
 
5,692 posts, read 6,960,530 times
Reputation: 3560
The state of Oregon has no generalized law against turning right on a red light, provided you come to a full stop before making the turn. In order to make such a turn illegal, the city, state, or county must post a sign indicating that the intersection is an exception to the general rule.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2009, 05:14 PM
 
6 posts, read 22,286 times
Reputation: 11
Thanks for the comments... Are the speed vans obvious? Does Portland have them as well? I haven't changed my plates over at the DMV yet... assuming I get one of these tickets at some point, will the forward I put in with USPS get the ticket to me?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-20-2009, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Portland OR
404 posts, read 820,371 times
Reputation: 202
There are a few places marked "no right turn on red", but unless specified otherwise, it is legal AFAIK.

If you're driving in downtown Portland, it's wise not to make left on red on one-ways at all though. Very recently, they started making many 1-way i.sections "no turn on left", but not all, so it's very confusing.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-26-2009, 04:54 PM
 
2 posts, read 16,674 times
Reputation: 11
hOW DO THEY KNOW IF YOU CAME TO A COMPLETE STOP OR IF YOU STOPPED 4 OR 5 FT BACK?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-27-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: the Beaver State
6,473 posts, read 6,809,051 times
Reputation: 3327
Don't worry about it, you're cool. The light flash is VERY noticeable, although I think that one is broken as I have not seen it flash in nearly three years, even though I've seen blatant running of the red light by some.

The vans are noticeable. They have a sign 150 yards or so before the van itself. But, simply pay attention to the speed signs and you'll be fine. Oh, and don't go 40 mph down a residential street.
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-08-2011, 12:42 PM
 
1 posts, read 5,118 times
Reputation: 11
Did you ever get a ticket?
Quick reply to this message
 
Old 11-22-2011, 10:03 PM
 
5 posts, read 9,232 times
Reputation: 16
Beavertons yellow lights are shorter in duration than ITE recomends less than 3.5 sec, against the Law!
Beaverton city makes 4 1.5 MILLION off all of us, More rearend chrashes happen with cameras.
who do you call when a city breaks the law?
Moderator cut: no advertising

Last edited by Marka; 11-23-2011 at 09:35 AM..
Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2011 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $94,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Oregon
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2015, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top