Right Turns on Red

Missouri state law and Springfield city ordinances allow drivers to make right turns at red signals unless the intersection has a sign that prohibits those turns. This does not mean that you can use the red signal as a yield sign when you make your right turn. The driver must stop first, then make the right turn if it is safe to do so.

I have also been notified by school crossing guards that occasionally drivers will make a right turn from the roadway when the guard is out in the middle of the street with their stop sign. Please don’t do this. Wait until the crossing guard has helped the children across before proceeding. Please drive safely and buckle up.

 

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