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Can you make a left turn on a red light from a one-way street onto another?

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In California, you can make a left turn on red if you are leaving a one way street and entering a one way street. If the lane is normally used (when the light is green) to turn right, you can do this on red. Again both streets have to be one way. Actually, you can turn left on red from the center lane (again one way street into a one way street) if there is a pavement marking (arrow) that would normally allow you to do this on a green signal. Make sure, however there is no signing that prohibits this.

You may turn left on red where you are in the far left lane of a one way street and turning onto another one way street in Georgia. You are required to go through the same procedures as you would for turning right on red. (Stop, look for pedestrians, and traffic before proceeding.)

To put it simply, you can make a left turn on red from a one-way street onto another if you are anywhere exceptConnecticut, Guam, Maine, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Washington, DC.

Alaska, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Ohio and Washington allow left turns on red from a two-way street onto a one-way street; Washington counts freeway on-ramps as one-way streets.

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