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Right on red in Canada?

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Right on red in Canada?

Are right turns permitted on red lights after a full stop, as they are in the U.S., in Ontario and Quebec?

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1. Re: Right on red in Canada?

Yes in Ontario. No in Quebec.

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2. Re: Right on red in Canada?

There are many prohibited right turns in Ontario also, make sure you look about for international signs advising so.

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3. Re: Right on red in Canada?

There are a couple of places here where they aren't allowed, or at certain hours; just keep an eye on the signage, it's pretty clear for those where that isn't permitted.

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4. Re: Right on red in Canada?

Hi Lebelgo,

Actually, Right Turns on Red Lights is now PERMITTED in Quebec as the long standing law against them was overturned in 2003.

Again, as the other posters have mentioned check for NO RIGHT TURNS ON RED signs however before making the turn, as there are indeed some spots (for safety reasons) where a turn is not allowed.

The EXCEPTION is the on the Island of Montreal... where the NO RIGHT TURN ON RED Law is still in effect... and the Law is clearly displayed with large signs at the Bridges onto the Island.

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As for LEFT TURNS ON RED LIGHTS onto a one-way street... those are LEGAL IN ONTARIO, and ambigious in Quebec... so play it safe and just wait out the red light in La Belle Province.

Cheers!

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