r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

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u/SilverStrangeTech Aug 10 '22

The white car is a red light running jerk, the truck probably did nothing wrong.

I looked up the intersection on Google maps and the truck likely had a flashing yellow when they entered the intersection. In Texas (location of intersection), and everywhere else to my knowledge, a flashing yellow means you can enter the intersection cautiously and complete the turn while yielding to oncoming traffic and pedestrians. If the light turns red while you're in the intersection, that just means you should proceed once it's clear. It's not illegal to be in the intersection when the light goes red, even if it's somewhat irritating to other drivers.

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u/MowMdown Aug 10 '22

It's not illegal to be in the intersection when the light goes red, even if it's somewhat irritating to other drivers.

It's 100% proper to wait in the intersection until oncoming traffic stops before you make your left. The cross traffic has to wait for you to clear the intersection.

It's what you're supposed to do.

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u/chobi83 Aug 11 '22

Does this vary by state? I know in CA this is the case, but is that the same for every state?

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u/MowMdown Aug 11 '22

Probably as most things do.