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Ask A Cop: Right turns
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What does Right turn permitted without stopping really mean?
When you approach a stop sign that has a right turn permitted without stopping sign, then you are allowed to treat that stop sign as a yield sign when turning right. However, it is the drivers responsibility when turning right without stopping to make sure that it is clear to proceed without causing a hazard to any vehicle already in the intersection. In other words, if any other vehicle has entered the intersection and is going straight, you must yield the right of way.
If you are unclear if it is safe to complete the right turn without stopping, then it would be appropriate to come to a complete stop before turning right without stopping.
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