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Any Federal Law for Right on Red?

For four-wheelers, in almost every state, "yielding" instead of "stopping" for right on red is legal. This was taught in Driver's Ed. Every DMV, and "Secretary of State's Office" (or whatever office-equivalent for a particular State handles vehicular laws) must comply with all FMCSA laws, but may implement their own State vehicular laws if not already set by the FMCSA. The FMCSA explicitly stated that it is legal to "yield" for a right on red. The FMCSA does not require a "stop" for right on red.

However, my concern here is whether FMCSA or DoT has different laws for a tractor-trailer combo, compared to a standard vehicle, requiring a complete stop instead of a yield for tractor-trailers.

Also note, that most States will have signs at the intersections saying "stop right on red" (or have a light) if it's required to stop right on red. Where I yielded for my right on red, would be legal for a four-wheeler, I'm just trying to find out if it was legal for a tractor trailer by DoT and FMCSA.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Any Federal Law for Right on Red?

Today I made a right on red. It is legal by almost every state law to make a right on red unless there's a sign saying "no right on red". It's legal in almost every state to "yield" not "stop" when doing a right on red. When I made my right on red today, I "yielded", and did not "stop". I did not violate the state law for where I did this.

I can't find any information online that this was a violation of Federal law or DoT. Does anyone know if DoT prohibits a semi from "yielding", instead of "stopping", when doing a right on red (when no sign says "no right on red")?

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