A Left Turn At A Red Light? A New Bill Proposal Would Make That Legal In Maine
With more cars on the road than ever before, an interesting new bill will be discussed in Maine that would allow drivers to take left turns at red lights.
Have you ever been stuck at an intersection in Portland where there doesn't seem to be anyone coming any direction, yet the light is still stuck red? Chances are, the idea of "running" that red light has crossed your mind. According to WGME, there's a new proposed bill that wouldn't make that idea against the law anymore.
On the surface, the new proposed bill that would allow drivers in Maine to take left turns at red lights seems very confusing. How could this possibly work? How many more accidents would this cause amongst inexperienced/bad drivers? Those questions will undoubtedly be asked and have to be answered.
There are a few interesting tidbits sprinkled in the proposal. Left turns at red lights could remain illegal at intersections where signs are posted. Currently, there are many intersections across the state where there is no right turn on red despite the fact that it is legal. Additional things under consideration would include intersections with busy crosswalks, or intersections in close proximity to schools.
The proposed bill still has many hoops to jump through before it could become state law, but the idea in intriguing. What do you think?