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If there are 2 right-turn lanes, can you take a right on red from both?

Ken Little

Q. At highway intersections with two right-turn only lanes, is it legal for cars with a red light in the left lane to turn right after first stopping at the intersection? One example of this type of intersection would be the northbound exit ramp from College Road where two lanes must turn right onto Market Street.

A. “Yes, this is a legal maneuver,” said Brian Smith, a spokesman for the N.C. Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles.

Smith also checked with the N.C. State Highway Patrol, which concurred with the finding.


Why have ‘no right turn’ (red right arrow) traffic signals if they’re not enforced?

Why are there 6 stoplights at 17th Street and College Road when there are only 5 lanes?

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Jim Medlock

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