Right Turns at Red Traffic Lights

DriveSmartBC LogoHere is another request from a correspondent: If you have not commented on right turns at red lights you might want to consider it. I see so many people that fail to stop at a red light when turning right. They seem to feel that all they have to do is yield. Unless the rules have changed, it requires a full stop before turning.

Right turn on red was implemented to save time and fuel for drivers. As part of Vision Zero, the emphasis on moving motor vehicles at the cost of other road users is being reconsidered for urban areas.

Unless you are facing a no right turn on red sign, making a right turn at a red traffic light is legal in British Columbia.

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