right turn on red

"No right turn on red" and "Turning vehicles yield to pedestrians" sign.

The Tide is Turning on Right Turns on Red

The policy, which stems from the gas embargo of the 1970s, makes intersections more dangerous for pedestrians.

June 14, 2024 - NPR

Stoplight with green light and "no right turn on red" pictograph on overhead signal

San Francisco Bans Right Turns on Red at 200 Intersections

More cities are reversing the 1970s policy due to its disproportionate involvement in pedestrian crashes.

April 8, 2024 - Axios

Close-up of 'No Right Turn on Red' sign in San Francisco, California.

Denver Road Safety Advocates Call for Banning Right Turns on Red

The city could join others that have ended the practice, which contributes to the high number of pedestrian deaths.

February 20, 2024 - ABC 7

Overhead traffic light with green light on and white "No turn on red" sign.

Indianapolis Right-Turn-on-Red Ban Faces Challenge

A state senator has introduced a bill that would reverse the Indianapolis law and prevent other Indiana cities from instituting similar bans.

January 9, 2024 - Fox 59

"No turn on red" sign

San Francisco Moves to Ban Right Turns on Red

The policy is common in many countries, New York City, and other dense urban areas with high numbers of pedestrians and cyclists.

October 9, 2023 - Streetsblog San Francisco

'No turn on red' sign attached to an overhead traffic light

Right on Red: A Deadly Policy

Created in the 1970s to help boost gas mileage (with little proof that it had the desired effect), turning right on red creates dangerous situations for pedestrians and cyclists.

June 15, 2023 - Fast Company

An almost empty intersection in downtown Seattle Washington. An arial shot off of the side of a building that shows the crisscrossing of roads, crosswalks, and bike lanes.

Seattle Transitions to No Right Turns on Red

Every new traffic light in the city will be required to install ‘No Turn on Red’ signs, a tactic shown to reduce collisions.

May 5, 2023 - The Urbanist

"No right turn on red 7am to 7pm" sign on black post

Banning Right Turns on Red Can Improve Road Safety

Taking a second look at the widespread, but dangerous, practice.

March 9, 2023 - Pew Stateline

Stoplight with green light and "no right turn on red" pictograph on overhead signal

How Right Turns on Red Became the Norm

Born out of the oil crisis of the 1970s, the practice of turning right on red lights is a uniquely American—and uniquely dangerous—custom.

October 20, 2022 - Slate

Cars are blurred as they pass the bright lights of the Michigan Theater at dusk in Ann Arbor.

Ann Arbor Delays Right Turn on Red Ban, Citing Equity Concerns

The city council wants more information on how a ban on right turns on red would affect the city’s hourly workers and the details of its implementation.

September 22, 2022 - M Live

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