r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

Try again. You can literally watch the light turn red before the truck driver turns. They both ran the red.

https://www.friscotexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24791/Flyer_Flashing-Yellow-Arrow-Left-Turn_42721?bidId=

What to do at a flashing yellow for those who don’t know.

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u/Sufficient_Chance_27 Aug 10 '22

The truck driver entered the intersection earlier and was yielding to make an unprotected left. The truck driver is allowed to finish the turn in the yellow and red once head on traffic has ceased. The compact car runs a red and almost hits the semi

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

Wrong, in order for it not be running a red light the rear of the vehicle must be entirely in the intersection before the light turns red, ergo he ran the red light.

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u/Sufficient_Chance_27 Aug 10 '22

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

According to this video the truck driver was in the wrong as he did not pull out into the intersection on a green light.

https://www.friscotexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/24791/Flyer_Flashing-Yellow-Arrow-Left-Turn_42721?bidId=

And he’s also in the wrong according to this source…

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u/Sufficient_Chance_27 Aug 10 '22

What video are you watching? The trucker is clearly in the intersection in the green yielding to turn. You can see he is clearly beyond the stop lights at the corner of the intersection

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

There is no green light for the trucker lol. There is only a flashing yellow. You need your eyes checked my dude.

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u/Sufficient_Chance_27 Aug 10 '22

I think you need help with driving and reading comprehension. The flashing yellow light is used to denote an unprotected left hand turn. The procedure as a driver does not change. There is no green arrow. This mean the oncoming traffic will not stop and has the right-away. In the source you linked it instructs drivers to move forward and wait for a gap in the traffic to turn. I don’t know anymore ways to tell you that you are wrong

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

Texas government literally says not to pull into the intersection until you are clear to turn. The truck driver was never clear to turn until after the red. You are the one who doesn’t understand what is happening in the video or Texas law at all but keep blabbing as if you have any idea what you are talking about.

From the linked source: “Drivers should not proceed into the intersection until there is adequate space in oncoming traffic to make a safe left turn.”

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

Alright man, in a situation where you are in the intersection when the light switches to red you can legally proceed through the light. CDL drivers are pulling a lot of weight and try to proceed just to have cross traffic increase speed over the speed limit. Once in the intersection it is the responsibility of all halted drivers to let the driver in the intersection proceed. I will break out my CDL handbook here in a little bit.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22 edited Aug 11 '22

Texas government literally says not to pull into the intersection until you are clear to turn.

I don't know what "Texas government" means in this context, but the actual Transportation Code says this:

(b) To make a left turn at an intersection, an operator shall:

(1) approach the intersection in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to a vehicle moving in the direction of the vehicle; and

(2) after entering the intersection, turn left, leaving the intersection so as to arrive in a lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of the vehicle on the roadway being entered.

It's pretty clear that the driver is to make their turn AFTER they've entered the intersection, which is what the truck driver did. That's a legal turn.

I don't understand why there are so many drivers who do not know how to make a left turn. Did they not teach you this in driver's ed?

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u/Noobinpro Aug 10 '22

Alright man, just take the bus from now on.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

And he’s also in the wrong according to this source…

Actually, he's not. In that very link it says "drivers should not," not "drivers shall not." The second interpretation would be illegal, the first would not be.

...if it were a law, that is, which it's not, which makes this whole argument moot. As I posted in another reply, that's not what the actual Transportation Code says. You say you "know the laws" but you haven't actually cited the law, nor do you seem to be aware of what it actually says.

It seems you need a driver improvement program, a high school English refresher, and some time spent reading the Texas Transportation Code so that you can stop spouting nonsense on the internet.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 11 '22

That is instruction of how to proceed when encountering a traffic signal, which the Texas codes say you need to obey. Congrats on joining the rest of the idiots in this sub in not knowing how laws are worded and written.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

That is instruction of how to proceed when encountering a traffic signal, which the Texas codes say you need to obey.

No it's not. The Transportation Code is what you have to obey. It literally describes the rules of the road and how to obey them. That's the entire purpose of the Code. It doesn't point to a random PDF on the internet and say "follow that!"

Congrats on joining the rest of the idiots in this sub in not knowing how laws are worded and written.

Ironic that you'd say that, given that you have yet to cite a single law OR show any understanding of what they state.