Driving Through Red Lights — Coming Soon?

The Utah legislature may soon be voting on a bill that would allow drivers to run a red light. More accurately, the bill would allow drivers to drive through a red light after stopping and safely looking in all directions to confirm no other vehicles, cyclists, or pedestrians are coming. A similar law allows bicycles to run red lights in certain circumstances. The Utah Department of Transportation opposes the bill, however, arguing that it is unsafe for drivers to go through a red light and that signals on state roads are able to detect vehicles waiting at the light.

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