EVALUATION OF RIGHT-TURN-ON-RED IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

This paper presents the results of an evaluation of right-turn-on-red (RTOR) after stop movements at all signalized intersections in Washington, D.C. The permissive RTOR after stop rule was enacted in the District in 1980. This rule permits motorists to turn right on a red signal, except where otherwise signed, after stopping and yielding to pedestrians and motorists. In the early 1980s, District of Columbia Department of Public Works (DPW) staff evaluated most signalized intersections to determine whether RTOR should be permitted or prohibited, and appropriate signage based upon that evaluation was installed. This study re-examined all signalized intersections to determine if changes should be made in RTOR prohibitions and permitted movements. The following sections describe (1) the background of RTOR in the District, (2) the criteria used in determining its application, (3) the methodology used in this evaluation, and (4) the results of the evaluation.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 92-96

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00711462
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 21 1995 12:00AM