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Re: Right Turn on Red in Brooklyn

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Posted by Nate Goldman on Thursday, August 29th 2019:

In Reply to: Re: Right Turn on Red in Brooklyn posted by dav f on Wednesday, August 28th 2019:

Dave, I agree with you that a right turn on red in Brooklyn, (or the rest of NYC) probably would not be a good idea. In fact, even though the law states that a motorist has to make a full stop, prior to turning right on red, it probably would not happen. In my community, rarely do I see cars make a full stop at a red light, before making a right turn. Incidentally, I couldn't agree more about the drivers in Palm Beach County. However, it is not just the transplanted New Yorkers, drivers from New Jersey, and the Seniors, who have less than optimal driving habits. The native Floridians (younger and older), also have terrible driving habits. One time in the Boca area, I was proceeding on a highway in the left lane, when some reckless driver came from a street on the right, and didn't even wait until I cleared the intersection, before he made a right turn. He failed to realize (or didn't care) that a car making a right turn makes a wide radius during the turn, and as a result, he came close to striking my car. Another time, on I-95 north, in the Ft. Lauderdale area, a reckless motorist with New York plates cut me off from the left, as he wanted to exit, in spite of cutting over several lanes at the last minute. When I honked my horn, he very angrily gave me the Boy Scout salute (except it wasn't that, if you'll know what I mean).

Barb- I agree with you about the traffic being so heavy in Staten Island. I remember when my brother and I used to take our bikes (before the Verrazzano Bridge was built), to the 69th St. ferry to Staten Island; then, we would ride our bikes along Hylan Blvd. It was like the country then, as Staten Island was sparsely populated in the 1950's. It was great riding our bikes there, with so few cars, to contend with.

Barbara- You are absolutely correct; it is never permissible to drive through a red light. The only exception would be in an emergency, if directed to do so, by a police officer.

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