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Sgt. Jesse Grabow: Stop before turning right at red signal lights

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Question 1: If you are taking a right turn at a light and the right is red, are you supposed to stop?

Answer 1: Yes, drivers coming upon a red light and turning right MUST stop.

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Question 2: Are you supposed to stop before a stop sign or is it legal to stop past the stop sign?

Answer 2: Vehicular traffic facing a circular red signal/stop sign alone must stop at a clearly marked stop line but, if none, before entering the crosswalk on the near side of the intersection or, if none, then before entering the intersection and shall remain standing until legal and safe to proceed through.

If you have any questions concerning traffic related laws or issues in Minnesota, send your questions to Trp. Jesse Grabow, Minnesota State Patrol at 1000 Highway 10 West, Detroit Lakes, 56501.

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