Right on red?

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by celticfan11, Jul 26, 2005.

  1. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    So i got to many speeding tickets nad had to goto driver retraining. Which is a 4 hour class that teaches you how to NOT get anymore tickets. I learned a few things and 1 thing i learned was not all states allow a right on red turn. If you do not know what it is here is an example.

    You come to a 4 way intersection. You have a red light, and you want to turn right. You can do so as long as the coast is clear, and as long as you are in teh right lane, without waiting for the green light. I just figured this would be legal everywhere, but it isnt.

    Is this legal where you guys live?

    PS: I live in Connecticut.
     
  2. Yharn

    Yharn meh.

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    it's legal in indiana
     
  3. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    From my experience, they can't tag you if there isn't a sign. Anywhere that you can't do it, in a dangerous intersection for example, there has to be a sign saying "no right on red".
     
  4. celticfan11

    celticfan11 Moderator

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    incorrect. The teacher of the driver retraining class got a warning in Manhatten for running a red light, when she went right on red. When she asked what she did the cop said you blew a red light, she said no i didnt i went right on red, and the cop started laughing at her saying this isnt a law here. knowing this is a law in CT the cop let her off with a warning though.
     
  5. fimchick

    fimchick OSNN Senior Addict

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    Precisely why I hate cops :)
     
  6. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    WICKED stupid, but good that she got off on a warning. Is it our responsibility to learn the laws of each state we VISIT, let alone live in? Sheesh!
     
  7. zeke_mo

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    Its legal here in CA, sometimes its all you can do to get out of traffic
     
  8. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    no kidding, as far as I kno its legal in Canada. At least Ontario.

    I tooka road trip out wes and didnt run into any problems with that out there. But then again cops were scarce, but we did drive by some police stations.
     
  9. Nick M

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    NYC does not allow such unless there is a sign. Ultra points if you do that, especially in a crowded area.

    On a lighter side; I have a funny ticket story, don't read if if you're eating or drinking. Last year I was pulled over Upstate NY for going 20 over on a rural road. The officer asked me why I was going so fast and I told him ( the truth ) that I had to pee and home was a few minutes away. He basically said - so why couldn't you pull over and p!ss. So I asked him if I could since paper work was going to take a while - and so I did for a minute if not more, which is a long while. When I was done, I walked to the partrol car and he says with a funny face " goddamn son, goddamn! " Laughed and let me off with a warning.
     
  10. Admiral Michael

    Admiral Michael Michaelsoft Systems CEO Folding Team

    Interesting story.

    I myself have never gotten a ticket yet.
     
  11. kcnychief

    kcnychief █▄█ ▀█▄ █ Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, Bladders tend to get you in trouble. My Fiance was driving home one night, was about 15 mins from home when she pulled into a gas station at like 11:58. They closed at 12:00 MIDNIGHT and like any other place, closed early. So she got out of her car, ran to the door and tried to open it only to find it was locked. She saw the clerk, banged on the door jumping up and down and was told to leave. The clerk called the cops, they pulled her over not even a mile down the road. LOL

    They thought she was going to rob the place.
     
  12. Luna

    Luna OSNN Senior Addict Folding Team

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    It's legal in Texas. They told us in drivers ed here that not all states allow this so we should watch out.
     
  13. Ferral_Imp

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    It's legal here in PA as long as there's no sign saying "No turn on red" and you come to a complete stop before turning.
     
  14. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    legal in saudi. but then again most everything is
     
  15. Son Goku

    Son Goku No lover of dogma

    I've lived in 3 states in my life. New Jersey, Maine, and now New Mexico. It's been legal in all 3 states.

    You guys want to hear a real funny cop story? My tia chi teacher (the senior of the 2) and a former student of his got pulled over by the cops. The former student was armed to the hilt with ninja stars, knives, and the like :laugh:

    So, against the teacher's better judgement, the person got out of the car :eek: Charley was telling him "no, no, don't..." but too late. The cop made him stand very far away from the vehicle, in the middle of the road practically.

    So he went and asked Charley if he was armed. I asked (upon hearing this), if he told the cop his body is a weapon (which in his case wouldn't be an exageration)? :laugh:

    He said, no he hadn't got that far. He told the cop he had a cain and a fan in the back seat... (Yes, there is a weapon's form that employes a fan...) They were plainly visable, and of course didn't look like dangerious weapons (certainly not to someone who hasn't been practicing the martial arts).

    At this point the cop was so put out and didn't know what to say; he ended up forgetting why he pulled them over. It was like "go, just please, go..." :laugh:
     
  16. Tittles

    Tittles Dabba Dooba Political User

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    Here in the great state of Michigan its legal all the way except when there is sign posted saying no no.

    We also have a thing call the Michigan U-turn. If I remember right its the whole state that has this kind of u-turn.
     
  17. zeke_mo

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    lol :p
     
  18. Johnny

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    It's legal in PA, unless a sign says other wise .. It is also legal to make a left hand turn on red, as long as the street is a one way street going to the left .. Always seems to be a catch huh ??

    I had to take one of those classes also, it was for getting three tickets in a three days. The thing that sucked though is that two of them were going two miles over the speed limit. I told the cops it must be the end of the month for them, having to get their quotas. They need the extra money for the donuts and Orange juice, I even offered to buy one of the cops a cup of OJ and a Dunkin Donut, he didn't like that lol ..
     
  19. rotjong

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    In NY there is right on red as long as there is not a sign posted saying can't. I believe in NJ you can't go right on red.

    rotjong
     
  20. Khayman

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    Its in no way ever legal in the UK, so don't try it! :) (although I suppose the equivalent would be turn left on red - which you can't do either)

    I have driven in the States and I must say I found the turn right on red to be awesome! saves so much time and convenience (sometimes)