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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Right Turn without stopping

Two bills are now in the TN General Assembly that would allow motorists to turn right at intersections without stopping as the current law requires.  At first thought, passage of these bills would increase the danger to bicyclists and pedestrians for being injured at these intersections.  More bicyclists are injured due to the infamous "right hook" than any other cause.  It appears to me that these bills only make matters worse.  What do you think?

Click here to view the Senate Bill and here to view the House version.

1 comment:

  1. This is bad for everyone. Intersections with a dedicated left turn green arrow as part of the traffic light cycle would be especially at risk for automobile to automobile crashes. Bad for pedestrians, cycles and cars.