In my city, when the green light goes for you to turn left, the walk light turns on to the left as well. Which means when you are focusing on turning people are walking in your peripheral that could potentially be hit. Not to mention, in Canada pedestrians feels right of way 100%, unlike in most countries I have
In my city, when the green light goes for you to turn left, the walk light turns on to the left as well. Which means when you are focusing on turning people are walking in your peripheral that could potentially be hit. Not to mention, in Canada pedestrians feels right of way 100%, unlike in most countries I have visited.
Is this just a local thing? Or do all walk lights turn on at this same time?
Lara: In Vancouver there are commonly left-turn filters, and when that's lit I'm fairly sure the pedestrian light is "don't walk". Some of them are partly pedestrian-controlled; if you don't push the button, you don't get "walk" on the next cycle of the lights. One near me, if I get "walk", the entire westbound lane is held for 20 seconds. So yes, it can vary from city to city. But otherwise, yes, this is common in North America. Worse, every intersection has an implicit crosswalk and pedestrians can be wearing dark clothing with a hood and headphones on and you still aren't allowed to hit them, even if they cross against the lights.
A green turn arrow that allows cars to turn across a crosswalk displaying a "walk" signal are never displayed together. A green arrow indicates a protected turn and that there should be no conflicting traffic (vehicle or pedestrian), so you should have clear passage. I must point out that it is NOT guaranteed. A green ball/circular indication means the driver must yield to conflicting traffic (vehicle and pedestrians).
Green lights and walk signs go on together everywhere. It's up to you not to turn unless it is clear and safe to do so, which means looking at the whole picture and not having runnel vision just looking for vehicles.
Is normal, and you are expected to yield to the pedestrians. You need to bob your head forward/backward to verify that there is nothing in your way.
Or you can get a 1960 Mercury, or similar old classic with a wrap-around windshield:
Where I live it's the same, but could differ state by state
A thought shared.