Left turn at intersection question?

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You see here, there's 3 cars that want to do a left turn. The green light comes on and the first 2 cars are able to turn no problem, but if the last car turns, it would collide with another car going straight. So would the car have to stop in the intersection or before going into it?

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You see here, there's 3 cars that want to do a left turn. The green light comes on and the first 2 cars are able to turn no problem, but if the last car turns, it would collide with another car going straight. So would the car have to stop in the intersection or before going into it?

Other answer:

A:
First, the two cars who "made it" were in violation of the law unless there was a large clear space and plenty of time before the approaching car arrived at the intersection. If the car from the other direction was also waiting at the light, the two cut him off, which is a ticketable (and stupid) offense.

If the first two were able to turn without scaring the driver from the opposite direction to death, or make him have to change his speed so as to not collide with one, but car 3 couldn't safely cross and turn, car 3 MUST wait at the stop line. The law is quite specific in all states. A car must wait until all opposing traffic has cleared the intersection and can not move until it can proceed through the intersection in one movement, without having to stop or yield to another vehicle.

There are some illegal, but accepted contradictions in some locations. IE: In Phoenix, AZ, the police will not ticket (unless you are involved in an accident while doing it!) if you cross the stop line and are waiting until traffic stops from the other direction due to the lights changing. This is because many busy intersections do not have left turn lights and traffic is too heavy to make the turn during the normal light cycles. You end up actually running the red light, but if you were stopped in the intersection before it changed, they will look the other way. You do have to watch for those flying from the direction that now has a green light, as you are in their "right of way" and at fault if they ram you.

Brian:
Technically, and by law, you have to stop at the stop line of the intersection and let any car traveling straight go first, then you can proceed to make a left. You "can" stop in the middle of the intersection with your left blinker on and wait there so that you don't have to wait through another red light at the stop line, but there's a 1% chance you can get a ticket.. cops really never ticket for this unless you are blocking an emergency vehicle and can't move.

Solid stop lines have to be indicated at every intersection. If there is also a sidewalk, the stop line supersedes the crosswalk (i.e. if the stop line is AFTER the crosswalk, you can technically block the crosswalk since the stop line was not properly marked).

logicalgal:
In most places ONE vehicle is allowed to enter the intersection with wheels straight on a green light while waiting to make a safe left turn. That vehicle must proceed with its left turn when safe to do so, or when light turns to amber….once the first vehicle is turning, and if the light is still green, the second vehicle may then enter the intersection.
Unless there is an advanced green turning arrow, each vehicle must wait until traffic is clear, checking for pedestrians and watching the colour of the traffic light…
Hillbilly OJ:
You NEVER enter an intersection unless you see a way out of it without stopping.

The only time you ever stop in an intersection is if someone else is being stupid and cuts you off or you crash.

Intersections are extremely important to first responders. If they are not kept clear someone could die.

Tremaine:
There are signs on the intersections here that say "Left turn yeild on green" at intersections where left turns do not have a designated light
♛ Nicolas ♛:
depends on where you live. Here in Ontario, you are supposed to wait in the intersection with your wheels straight forwards such that you can cross quickly when it is safe to do so. in streets of heavy traffic, this may require you to wait until the lights turn yellow where you are supposed to clear the intersection.
ANDRE L:
No, that third car would have to wait at it's stopline, until the way for it to proceed on it's turn was clear.

Waiting in the middle of the intersection would, rightly, get you a ticket.

DEE W:
Remember you are never right going left. My advice is wait until the coast is clear. If it means a red light then turning then do so.
Jesk:
the third car turning left would have to wait, yes
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A thought shared.