Study Recommends Banning Right on Red

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By Charles Pekow — You’re less likely to get severely hurt at an intersection if the auto is turning right than if it is turning left or going straight concluded a study done at Utah State University. The study focused on crashes with motor vehicles turning right, looking both at crash data and videos of nearly 1,200 incidents in Utah between 2010 and 2019.

To reduce the chances of auto-bicycle collisions, the study recommends against dual-right turn lanes, in favor of shortening crossings, banning right-turn-on-red, and giving pedestrians a green light before autos.

Find Right-Turn Safety for Walking/Bicycling: Impacts of Curb/Corner Radii and Other Factors at https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/72595

 

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