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Old 10-11-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Columbia, California
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We have signs here that say "no right turn on red between 6am and 6pm"
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Old 10-12-2009, 12:09 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
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Left turns on red are also legal in California from one one-way street to another one-way street.
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Old 11-11-2010, 12:44 AM
 
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Today, I stopped at a right turn red light and waited for some oncoming traffic to pass and then i went and was pulled over by a cop for not yielding to oncoming traffic even though i had plenty of time to move. I was cited with 21452(b) of the code. I had a witness in my car as well. Is there a way to contest this and win the case?
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Old 11-11-2010, 08:52 PM
 
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it is legal if you first come to a complete stop.
Yes it is legal.
Complete stop as others have posted or you will get a ticket for a rolling stop by a camera if there is one present.
Also as others have said, make sure there is no sign saying you can't turn right on a red. There have been many more of those going up since California has been looking to make additional income.

I think the ticket would cost you about $400 with traffic school.
Seat belt violations are almost $300 now.
Reason is California added all these new fees for income.
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Full time RV"er
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[quote=kshanks;16610032]Today, I stopped at a right turn red light and waited for some oncoming traffic to pass and then i went and was pulled over by a cop for not yielding to oncoming traffic even though i had plenty of time to move. I was cited with 21452(b) of the code. I had a witness in my car as well. Is there a way to contest this and win the case?[/quote There Sure is, Just read some of the post by Fighter 1 about speeding and red light tickets. Its all about c.p.c.853.9 ( California Penal Codes) and Demanding a "Verified Complaint".
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Old 11-11-2010, 09:10 PM
 
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Today, I stopped at a right turn red light and waited for some oncoming traffic to pass and then i went and was pulled over by a cop for not yielding to oncoming traffic even though i had plenty of time to move. I was cited with 21452(b) of the code. I had a witness in my car as well. Is there a way to contest this and win the case?[/quote There Sure is, Just read some of the post by Fighter 1 about speeding and red light tickets. Its all about c.p.c.853.9 ( California Penal Codes) and Demanding a "Verified Complaint".
Yes there is a way to win.
You write a protest to the ticket with a signed affidavit by your witness regarding the facts of the case.
If you lose you can still pay the fine and go to traffic school to remove it.
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Old 11-13-2010, 09:14 AM
 
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Another strong encouragement here to come to a full stop. Once I was stopped for rolling through a right-turn stop sign while talking on my cell phone.

Officer pulled me over, and was nice about it, and said, "I'm going to cite you for the cell phone, but I'll overlook the rolling because if I give you that ticket, it's going to be a lot of money." Nice guy. I paid my cell phone violation.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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In the article it mentioned that the woman had not stopped but rolled thru the light.

"In Los Angeles, officials estimate that 80% of red light camera tickets go not to those running through intersections but to drivers making rolling right turns, a Times review has found. As London realized that day in court, her turn was illegal because she did not completely stop before turning."
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:09 AM
 
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Default red light turn

i understand that if you stop on a red light turning right, if it is safe you can turn. but do you have to turn? i have been in situations where there is a person behind you honking for you to hurry up and turn. do i have to turn on a red light?
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:13 AM
 
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i understand that if you stop on a red light turning right, if it is safe you can turn. but do you have to turn? i have been in situations where there is a person behind you honking for you to hurry up and turn. do i have to turn on a red light?
You don't HAVE to, but why would you just sit through the light if it was safe to make your turn? BTW, I've been honked at from behind for refusing to run run over pedestrians so it doesn't take much for some ahole to honk at you.
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