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Can you turn left on a solid red arrow in Seattle Washington?

Seattle, WA |

My friend got in a big debate last night whether I should make a left turn when the traffic signal was on a solid red arrow. I said you can only turn on a red arrow if it's blinking and you stopped first. She said you can turn on a solid red if you stop and the road is clear. Who's right? I would like to save her from getting a ticket :)

Attorney Answers 3


  1. Best answer

    You are correct. You may not legally turn left through a solid red arrow. That said, if the road is truly clear then who's there to give you a ticket. :)


  2. One minor correction: you CAN turn left on a solid red arrow if you are turning from a one-way road to a one-way road going left.


  3. Red arrow means stop until the arrow is green.