The current proposal that the District of Columbia allow motorists a right turn on red has elicited protest from blind people who claim it would be an additional hazard for the visually handicapped. There are 25 states that permit right turn on red, unless specifically prohibited, and 21 others that permit it at certain indicated intersections. Those in favor of the measure say it speeds up the flow of traffic and saves fuel. The major complaint of the blind is that their seeing-eye dogs would be unable to adapt to the new system. Public hearings will be held before any decision is made on the measure, and the consulting firm of L&M Voorhees & Associates, under contract with the Federal Highway Administration, is currently conducting a study on the benefits and drawbacks of the proposal.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Evening Star Newspaper Company

    Virginia Avenue and 2nd Street, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20003
  • Authors:
    • rosby, T
  • Publication Date: 1974-11-6

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  • Accession Number: 00263968
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1974 12:00AM