I am an impatient driver. I drive too fast. Right turn on red was made for me.
I also take advantage of a little known law: “left turn on red.”
Stop laughing. I’m not kidding. Here’s what Wikipedia says:
Pretty cool, huh? And, it makes sense. One way to one way left on red is no more perilous than right on red.
There’s one particular left on red I often make. It’s at the intersection of College Street and South Frontage Road (Rte 34) in New Haven. I’ve been doing it for years to the amazement of passengers, including my own skeptical family. It only saves a few seconds, but who cares? That’s not the point.
I happened to stumble upon an article about left on red tonight. It was serendipity… and being the ‘left on red’ man, I read along.
I am so embarrassed! And, I am so relieved to learn about this by reading, as opposed to learning about it from a cop!