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When making a right turn, do you wait for all pedestrians to cross the road?

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Aug 24, 2014
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When making a right turn, do you wait for all pedestrians to cross the road?

It's a green right and you're trying to make a right turn.

There are no pedestrians blocking your way, but there are pedestrians crossing the road from the other side.

They haven't yet reached the half line.

Should you wait for all of them to cross the road? Or can you make a right turn in this case?
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I believe the Law now states that there must be NO pedestrians in the intersection for you to make a turn. Is this realistic or even possible in most cases, no of course not, but the law is written by the government and they are the masters of idiocy.
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Yes, you should wait. All pedestrians are to be out of the intersection before you proceed, not simply out of your lane.
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skeet50 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 7:10 am
Yes, you should wait. All pedestrians are to be out of the intersection before you proceed, not simply out of your lane.
Now, do you treat that law the same way on a bigger intersection with island and 3 lanes each way. Personally I would not wait if I see a person just step on the road on the opposite side and it is clear on my side. I'll take my chances just like going 20 over speed limit on the highway.
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Depends where and how big the intersection. In th suburbs where I live, sure I'll wait. Downtown, there are small, busy intersections where each green may only allow 2-3 cars to turn right because of the constant stream of pedestrians (who often cross when they're not supposed to). I'm not waiting when I get a chance there.
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merauder69 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 6:53 am
I believe the Law now states that there must be NO pedestrians in the intersection for you to make a turn. Is this realistic or even possible in most cases, no of course not, but the law is written by the government and they are the masters of idiocy.
I'm pretty sure the new bylaws you're talking about only apply to pedestrian crossways - the ones with flashing lights and signs.
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+++++ 1 - That is correct for Ontario, however the correct name is Pedestrian Crossover and the law also applies when there is a school crossing guard.
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skeet50 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 7:10 am
Yes, you should wait. All pedestrians are to be out of the intersection before you proceed, not simply out of your lane.
So if a pedestrian is crossing the street and walking away from your car with no one else approaching, you wait until they have cleared the entire intersection? Expect to get honked at then.
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merauder69 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 6:53 am
I believe the Law now states that there must be NO pedestrians in the intersection for you to make a turn. Is this realistic or even possible in most cases, no of course not, but the law is written by the government and they are the masters of idiocy.
Government are masters but so are you for misinterpreting the law... time to read up the law again.
skeet50 wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 7:10 am
Yes, you should wait. All pedestrians are to be out of the intersection before you proceed, not simply out of your lane.
Not for intersection crossings unless there is a flag waving pylon lady there.
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I wait. For safety reasons.
Good luck!
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Ya, I was always taught in lighted intersections as long as the walkers are before the halfway pt, you can turn right. Let's not confuse w the relatively new crosswalk law.
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Let me know how much waiting you do at busy intersections along Spadina. You would have to wait til rush hour is over to get through.
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akswun wrote:
Apr 3rd, 2018 10:04 am
Let me know how much waiting you do at busy intersections along Spadina. You would have to wait til rush hour is over to get through.
Just wait till you get the entitled teenager who drags his body across the intersection all while staring down at his phone, and just decides to start crossing when the countdown is at 3.
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The new law is for designated pedestrian cross walks. Like those in Toronto with the overhang and flashing yellow lights. Does not apply to stop sign intersections or regular light controlled intersections.

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