Right on red and u-turns
U-turns are a necessity in the Orlando area. There are a lot of boulevards and getting turned around without them can be next to impossible. They are also perfectly legal as long as they are made in a safe manner.
I’ve noticed that there is quite a bit confusion about the right of way when making u-turns.
Here’s the rule: when making a right on red, unless there’s signage that advises otherwise, the driver must yield to the person making a u-turn.
People making a right on red need to remember that a red light means to stop. A right turn is only allowed when there is no on-coming traffic. For that matter, stopping at the red light needs to be done in a safe manner also. This means a full stop, not a rolling stop or a stop that is mid-way through the intersection.
Abuse of right on red priveledges have led some neighborhoods to put up “no right on red” signs.
There’s a really good write-up about this law here:
You can also look up the Florida legislative statute here:
Safe driving out there!