Can You Legally Move Onto an Intersection While Waiting to Make a Turn?

Hochman BlogThere are many rules of the road, especially as it comes to appropriate turning. While most drivers have the basics down, many lesser-known laws can confuse drivers and lead to frustration. After all, no one wants to be stuck at a yellow light, wondering if they can turn or not.


Left turns seem to be the trickiest. Where right turns usually have clear-cut answers of when you can and cannot turn, left turns are not always as clear. If you think your traffic ticket was issued in an area without clear signage and directions, contact a Miami traffic attorney. Our law firm can help you fight your traffic ticket for as little as $69.


The best rule to remember is that you should not begin a turn, right or left, if you cannot complete it.


For example, if you want to make a left turn on a yellow light, in some cases, you may be able to exit into the intersection before the left turn (as long as all traffic signals permit). However, if you are in the intersection and you cannot complete the turn and are “stuck” in the intersection because of traffic, you may find yourself in a bind.


Always assess traffic and follow traffic signals before making turns.


This information is for educational purposes only. It should not be construed as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding traffic signals and the law, please speak to an attorney. If you have questions regarding a red light ticket, please contact a red light camera violation attorney.

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