I was in Houston over the Labor Day weekend, mostly in the downtown area.  Downtown Houston has a bunch of one-way streets.  And I never know if it's legal to turn left onto a one-way street if you have the red light.  I got to thinking about it, I'm sure I'm not the only driver to not know the legal rule for turning left on red onto a one-way street.  So I decided to find out.

First, let us visit those locations that prohibit a left turn on red.  According to AAA, you cannot make a left turn on red in Connecticut, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Vermont and New York City.

As it turns out, Texas and Louisiana have the same law for making a left turn on red onto a one-way street.  It goes like this, you can turn left on red onto a one-way street but only if the street you are on is also a one-way.

After researching this, many people tend to believe it is legal in Louisiana and Texas to make a left turn, at a red light, onto a one-way in any situation.  That is not the case.  It is only legal to do so in both states if you are turning onto a one-way from a one-way.

And now we both know.  Drive safe!


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