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April 16, 2012 10:13 AM Subscribe
What are the proper rules of the road for this intersection
posted by Frayed Knot to law & government (23 answers total)
The intersection is controlled by a traffic light. As you can see, when traveling East bound on Hopkins St, drivers can turn right on Sacramento St through a short "cut through" road, about 10 feet long.
First, what is the proper name for this road?
More importantly, what are the correct right of way rules? I recall once learning that right turns like this don't follow the traffic light, since they never actually enter the intersection. Instead, they should always yield to pedestrians crossing Sacramento, and yield to vehicles turning left from Hopkins even if the light is green, and should proceed on the "cut through" without stopping if traffic is clear, even when the light is red. But I can not find any relevant section of California Traffic Law to confirm or refute that.