Wednesday, August 27th14.0°C
22568
21195

Is this allowed?

Home of the Traffic Rant. A place to gripe about traffic. Solutions welcome too.

Moderators: oneh2obabe, Triple 6, Jo, ferri

Is this allowed?

Postby peachlandnotary » Nov 26th, 2012, 10:28 am

I see many people turning left onto a one-way street when they have a red light. Admittedly, it's been awhile since I was in driving school but this just seems wrong to me. Is this a legal maneuver?
peachlandnotary
 
Posts: 90
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 0 post
Joined: Feb 24th, 2012, 9:13 pm
Location: Peachland, BC

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby flamingfingers » Nov 26th, 2012, 10:34 am

It is perfectly legal to make a left hand turn onto a one-way street while facing a red light.
Professional people spend their work days actually working... not posting inane drivel on forums.
User avatar
flamingfingers
Walks on Forum Water
 
Posts: 12780
Likes: 1337 posts
Liked in: 1345 posts
Joined: Jul 9th, 2005, 8:56 am

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby WhatThe » Nov 26th, 2012, 11:11 am

One way to one way - legal
Two way to one way - yes legal and I wish more people would know that
One way to two way - not legal
Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation, and war, and cruelty. People are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem.
User avatar
WhatThe
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 4020
Likes: 72 posts
Liked in: 106 posts
Joined: Feb 25th, 2009, 1:13 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby Fancy » Nov 26th, 2012, 1:09 pm

Here in BC yes, but I think other provinces are different (i.e. Alberta and Nova Scotia).

Two way to one way - yes legal
Fancy
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29666
Likes: 204 posts
Liked in: 674 posts
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 6:23 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby Bsuds » Nov 26th, 2012, 2:38 pm

Fancy wrote:Here in BC yes, but I think other provinces are different (i.e. Alberta and Nova Scotia).
!

Traffic rules should be the same everywhere and not different from Province to Province!
Even Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it sure muffles the sound!
If you can't beat them then annoy the heck out of them!
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 32398
Likes: 1674 posts
Liked in: 2314 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am
Location: Ork

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby Fancy » Nov 26th, 2012, 3:10 pm

That's why you need to apply for a drivers licence when you move from province to province.
Fancy
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29666
Likes: 204 posts
Liked in: 674 posts
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 6:23 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby zzontar » Nov 26th, 2012, 3:56 pm

Fancy wrote:That's why you need to apply for a drivers licence when you move from province to province.


If they're going to charge you for a new license when moving to a new province, they should at least give you a list of the different driving laws in that province. There are so few that they should have made them the same across the county a long time ago anyway. You can grow up in Alberta where a flashing green light means the opposing traffic is facing a red light, then move here, get your BC license, and never be told that a flashing green here means it's a pedestrian controlled crosswalk, which of course can create havoc for Albertans turning left here at one (on top of their already horrendous driving.) You can't expect anyone to go through the whole driving manual to see if there's a few changes, too bad ICBC and the like can't clue into such a simple concept.
They say you can't believe everything they say.
User avatar
zzontar
Guru
 
Posts: 6827
Likes: 6 posts
Liked in: 245 posts
Joined: Oct 12th, 2006, 9:38 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby Fancy » Nov 26th, 2012, 4:00 pm

I was told to get the ICBC handbook and read it before renewing my licence - I'm glad I did.
Fancy
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29666
Likes: 204 posts
Liked in: 674 posts
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 6:23 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby Always Sunny » Nov 26th, 2012, 6:07 pm

Fancy wrote:That's why you need to apply for a drivers licence when you move from province to province.

Applying for a new license doesn't immediately import all of the different rules-of-the-road into your head.

That being said it doesn't exactly take a lot of time to educate yourself on these things.

A flashing green light in Ontario also represents an advanced left turn for those facing the light. But come to one intersection where the oncoming traffic appears to be "blowing through their red" and you realize pretty quickly things are different around here.

Not much you can do about the people who don't know the left-turn-onto-a-one-way-street rule around what. If they don't know, honking won't do anything but confuse 'em.
User avatar
Always Sunny
Generalissimo Postalot
 
Posts: 990
Likes: 194 posts
Liked in: 129 posts
Joined: Oct 24th, 2009, 7:00 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby Fancy » Nov 26th, 2012, 6:08 pm

That's why on the ICBC website there's an indication of refreshing yourself on the laws here. You can do it online or go to the office and pick up a small booklet complete with pictures.
Fancy
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29666
Likes: 204 posts
Liked in: 674 posts
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 6:23 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby zzontar » Nov 26th, 2012, 6:11 pm

Fancy wrote:That's why on the ICBC website there's an indication of refreshing yourself on the laws here. You can do it online or go to the office and pick up a small booklet complete with pictures.


There aren't too many people who refresh themselves on the laws by having to go through all of them when they move here even though it's a good idea. Seeing as there are only a handful of different driving laws here, a little piece of paper mentioning the different laws here would be much more effective.
They say you can't believe everything they say.
User avatar
zzontar
Guru
 
Posts: 6827
Likes: 6 posts
Liked in: 245 posts
Joined: Oct 12th, 2006, 9:38 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby Fancy » Nov 26th, 2012, 6:19 pm

I do agree that makes more sense. People aren't going to ask when getting the licences renewed if there are any changes (going from province to province). You'd think that would be such a simple thing to do.
Fancy
Admiral HMS Castanet
 
Posts: 29666
Likes: 204 posts
Liked in: 674 posts
Joined: Apr 15th, 2006, 6:23 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby maxx » Nov 27th, 2012, 3:09 pm

How about just adding a sign at those intersections that says: "Left turn on red is allowed"?
maxx
Board Meister
 
Posts: 692
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 3 posts
Joined: Sep 7th, 2005, 1:49 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby Glacier » Nov 27th, 2012, 3:59 pm

Always Sunny wrote:A flashing green light in Ontario also represents an advanced left turn for those facing the light. But come to one intersection where the oncoming traffic appears to be "blowing through their red" and you realize pretty quickly things are different around here.

My brother-in-law from the States was sure confused when he first came across a flashing green light when driving up to visit us. He started to slow to stop, but the honking behind him made him realize that flashing green = steady green = go.
"If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants."
User avatar
Glacier
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 16225
Likes: 314 posts
Liked in: 1187 posts
Joined: Jul 6th, 2008, 10:41 pm

Re: Is this allowed???

Postby kumazatheef » Nov 28th, 2012, 11:45 pm

peachlandnotary wrote:I see many people turning left onto a one-way street when they have a red light. Admittedly, it's been awhile since I was in driving school but this just seems wrong to me. Is this a legal maneuver?


Depends which way the one-way is and if you'll be going in to oncoming traffic. Ha! :)
kumazatheef
Fledgling
 
Posts: 257
Likes: 2 posts
Liked in: 33 posts
Joined: Jan 23rd, 2009, 12:32 am

Next

Return to Trials & Tribulations of Traffic

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests