October 19, 2007
Steady Red Indication
CHAPTER 265, RULES OF THE ROAD, Traffic Signs, Signals and Markings, Section 265:10 III, Steady Red Indication.
(f) Except when the authority having jurisdiction over the intersection prohibits such a turn and a sign located at the intersection so indicates, vehicular traffic facing a steady circular red signal alone or a steady red arrow indication shall stop as required in this section and may after making such stop make a right turn if such right turn is lawful at that intersection. Such vehicular traffic shall yield the right of way to pedestrians lawfully within an adjacent crosswalk and to other traffic lawfully using the intersection.
- It has become common practice for drivers to come to an intersection with a red light or arrow and turn right on red without stopping. Drivers must come to a complete stop and yield to all vehicles and pedestrians on the roadway. On many occasions, drivers only look to the left before turning right. Joggers, pedestrians and bicyclists are struck by vehicles failing to yield.