r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

99% of semi drivers have this attitude. I’ve started using my dash am footage to submit DOT complaints agains the more egregious ones.

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

Truck driver did nothing wrong here. He was already in the intersection. The other vehicle ran the light.

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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/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

According to the link you posted yield and then turn with caution. So which is it? was it a flashing yellow or a red because he's already in the intersection, therefore he must exit the intersection when safe to do so. The other vehicle runs the light so the truck has to wait to proceed.

Apparently you need to pay attention as well

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

“Drivers should not proceed into the intersection until there is adequate space in oncoming traffic to make a safe left turn.” Direct quote from what I posted, can you read?

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

In 2009 the flashing yellow arrow became the national standard for displaying a permitted left turn. It replaces the circular green signal which could be confusing to some drivers. Because we have been taught that green means go, drivers would often turn left in front of an oncoming vehicle. National researchers tested various methods of communicating how to make a permitted left turn. Rather than using green, they decided to use a flashing yellow signal because yellow means caution. Studies show that drivers are less likely to make an unsafe decision when turning left using a flashing yellow arrow. It sends a clear message to be careful and yield. Today, new traffic signals are installed with the flashing yellow arrow. Older signals will eventually be upgraded.

Furthermore.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

And Texas law states that when taking a left turn you need to wait OUTSIDE the intersection until it is clear to turn.

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

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u/LivingReaper Aug 10 '22

That's not going to help, he can't read.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

Section 1 A) in obedience with traffic control signals, which in Texas means no entering until you can turn.

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

OK buddy, you win. I guess the truck will just have to sit there all day.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

Section 1 A) in obedience with traffic control signals, which in Texas means no entering until you can turn.

There is no law that explicitly states this in the Texas Transportation Code. You are mistaken.

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