Archive for May 24th, 2015

Right Turn On Red: After Stop, After Yield

With the green left-turn arrow indicating red for opposing traffic, everybody’s in the proper position. I’m crossing the stop line and leaning into the turn at about 15 mph:

Right On Red - Tucker at Friendly - 0 sec

Right On Red – Tucker at Friendly – 0 sec

New York State allows a right turn on red, but you’re supposed to stop and yield to other traffic. In that picture, the oncoming car is definitely stopped.

Three seconds later:

Right On Red - Tucker at Friendly - 3 sec

Right On Red – Tucker at Friendly – 3 sec

She hugged the curb to turn into the gas station entrance just to her right, which was the only thing that saved me. Braking hard in a turn slides you under the oncoming vehicle, ramming a school bus head-on is bad form, and sideswiping a car at speed never ends well.

I suppose I just don’t look nearly as fast as I am. Which, given the fairing and spinning feet, is hard to imagine.

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