Say for example you're driving along a mostly deserted road and you come upon a light that just turned red. You can legally make a right on red in upstate New York. Is it legal to then make a u-turn after completing the right turn to face the intersection again and then make a right turn to get back onto the road you started on, but on the other side of the red light effectively avoiding the red light altogether? Turning right on red and making a u-turn when the road is clear are both legal, but is this combination legal?
Why not but not sure it is worth the hassle instead of just waiting another 20 seconds.
Did the person drive off the highway when doing the U-turn? See: VTL 1225 at:
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Yes it's legal, so long as you don't violate section 1225 of the vehicle and traffic law (drive across or upon a sidewalk, driveway, parking lot or private property, or otherwise drive off a roadway, in order to avoid an intersection or traffic-control device).
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