Left turn on a red light?

I ask this because I'm still a new driver. I got confused bc the person in front of me also had to make a left turn but they were facing south and I north. I was on a 2 way street turning to a 4 way street. There was no one in sight going left or right since the light was still green. So the person in front of

I ask this because I'm still a new driver. I got confused bc the person in front of me also had to make a left turn but they were facing south and I north. I was on a 2 way street turning to a 4 way street. There was no one in sight going left or right since the light was still green. So the person in front of me, made their left turn and I was very confused since I thought you had to wait till you got a green light? So I ended up turning since I thought it was okay. I just want to know if this is illegal or not?

Other answer:

Rona Lachat:
Left turn from a One Way road TO a One Way is permitted in some places on a red Light.

I ask this because I'm still a new driver. Seriously if you do not Know the rules Turn in your License.

If you just have your learners then take this as just one of many things you need to learn before you get your license.

Your description of the intersection is very confusing.

If you are in Alaska, Idaho, Michigan, Oregon and Washington, they allow Left turns on Red in other special circumstances.

Obi Wan Knievel:
Unless the street you turned on to was a one-way street, you made an illegal turn. (There are no 4-way streets, just so you know)

Turning right on a red, when the way is clear, is legal in every state and province except Quebec. Turning left, however, requires a green light.

Thato:
Only a right turn is legal after a complete stop at a red light.
Happy Gramps:
NO left turn on a red light at any time
Dan H:
If you had a green light, then the person facing you should also have had a green light. At a green light, you may turn left after you have yielded to oncoming traffic and to pedestrians in the crosswalks, unless you have your own turn signal and that signal is red.
don_sv_az:
No left turn on red light.
You can turn left if there is a green arrow pointing left or if the light turns green.

There are no four way roads. Roads are either one way roads or two way roads. There are four lane roads.

Dan B:
What makes you think that person didn't break the law? In a few states, you can make a left on red if both the street you are on and the street you want to turn onto are both one-way streets. Based upon the description of your situation, both of you broke the law.
g:
In most all jurisdictions a left on red is only permitted when turning form a one way street to another one way street.
S:
no left turn on red ever. you can turn right on red if nothing is coming and it is clear that the cross street has no traffic. you can only turn right when you can merge into the lane you can never cross traffic on a red light.
StephenWeinstein:
Why were you very confused to see someone do something illegal? Most drivers don't follow all the laws (especially speed limits). If you see someone do something, that does not mean that it is okay.