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    Friday, May 24, 2024

    Keep right on red law

    For the past, say, 50 years, the driving public has benefited noticeably from the “right on red” law at traffic lights. Because of it, huge volumes of traffic have been lessened thanks to this privilege. Recently, however, some states have repealed this law in their states, citing, for example, pedestrian safety concerns. To me, if a driver misuses his right on red option, that is in a sense his own problem. Repeal of right on red punishes the good driver with the bad one, and yet the right on red law was conceived to fit neatly like a glove on the hand of the good driver. This issue is not merely about transportation safety, it is about the creature behind the wheel.

    Martin Fuller

    New London

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