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"turn on red !!" United States of America Transportation Tip by tompt

United States of America Transportation: 240 reviews and 257 photos

  no turn on red (duh..)
by tompt

Driving in the USA is different from driving in Europe. When you are waiting for a red light, indicating that you want to turn right, and somebody is honking his horn. Don´t get angry. With the exception of New York city it is allowed to turn right on red. Just make a full stop first and have a look if you can go. The other traffic, which has the green light, has the right of way.
Sometimes signs indicate: no turns on red. (looks very odd in our eyes, because why is it red??) It just means you can´t turn right here unless the light is green.

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  • Updated Nov 5, 2003
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