Ahh, the Summer brings out the most interseting things in people..

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  1. DeathStar1

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    First it seems to bring about is bad drivers. One today I noticed, an F150 type truck passing what appeared to be an older couple going the speed limit on a two lane road.

    The other, The lady with 4 kids in the car probably thought that because I crossed during a red light when it was clear, she could follow suit. Too bad the cop I saw a few blocks earlier wasn't waiting at that light...

    Anyone else with interesting summer encounters?
     
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    >>>How is that bad driving? I don't get it? The truck wanted to pass so it did. Whether it was above the speed limit or not is not relevent.>>>>

    Whoops, my bad. I wrongly described the road. A typical two way street. One lane going on e way, the other going the opposite way. This guy went into the wrong lane, and if a car had been coming from that direction, he'd of been crushed.

    And I also probalby should have clarified I was walking in the second description. The lady who turned left, had a red light. She probably saw me walk across the one way Route when it was clear, and without remembering the light, decided it was ok for her to go as well. Lucky for her, the cars who did have the right of way where no where near her car when she turned...
     
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    I'm lost. So passing is illegal in NJ? Was there a double yellow line? Just because its a two way street doesn't mean you can't pass if you exercise caution.
     
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    yep, double yellow line is what he went over. Describing things is not my strong suit [​IMG].
     
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    Is it illegal to turn left on a red to get onto a one way street in your state? Where I live it is legal to turn left on a red, as long as it is safe to do so, and as long as you are turning onto a one way street.

    As a pedestrian, crossing a street against the red is a violation. If it is illegal to turn left onto a one way street on a red light in your state then I would say both of you were in the wrong. You and she were lucky there was no cop around. Both of you might have ended up with tickets.
     
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    In NJ, it is legal to turn right on red unless posted, and I believe it is legal to turn left on red ONLY if it's a one way street going left.

    I've never heard of the motorcycles allowed to run red lights at all, that just sounds stupid and illogical as well as suicidal anyway.

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    Is it illegal to turn left on a red to get onto a one way street in your state?>>>

    yep, I'm 95% sure on this, although I'm sure someone who knows more than I do will correct me. I've never seen a 'No Turn Left on Red' sign. I only know that on some lights, it's OK to turn right on red so long as it's safe to go, I've never seen anyone go left.

    Speaking of wich, a few days ago, I also saw someone go left on a one way, two lane road going right just to get into a bakery parking lot easier. Some people are just so lazy [​IMG]...



    Didn't know about that rule. I always figured that if there are no cars coming in the direction for a long enough time, it was OK to cross at a red. So long as your walking, of course. A bike or car is be a no no in that situation of course.
     
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    In some states motorcycles can run a red if its safe to do so. This is because motorcycles can't activate the sensors for some red lights and could be stuck until a car comes the other way.
     
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    I've never heard of the motorcycles allowed to run red lights at all, that just sounds stupid and illogical as well as suicidal anyway. >>>

    Heh, don't know how someone got a motorcycle was involved with this. Just me walking, and regular cars [​IMG].
     
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    Re; motorcycles

    After a full stop though... that makes more sense than just letting them run red lights with abandon! I guess I should state that we're allowed to make a right on red AFTER A FULL STOP in NJ. As a cyclist, we're allowed similarly to turn in a turn lane that is controlled by a signal if waiting for a bit. usually I can get the signals to turn with just my bike, it's just that you have to stop right on the buried magnet lines.

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    Yeah, in cases of 2 lane right turn only, only the far right lane would be allowed to turn right on red. By me, there is a road that leads to a state highway with 2 right-turn lanes and there is a sign that explicitely says in effect "Only right on red in the far righ lane". That's not the exact words but the meaning..

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