Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: The Wild, Wild West, ,
Re: Left on red in Nevada
Here is a ""two complete cycles" example.
You're riding north, and want to turn west.
The light is green for east-west traffic.
You wait for:
1) Goes green for north-south;
2) Goes green for east-west;
3) Goes green for north-south;
4) Goes green for east-west;
YOU STILL DON'T GO, until
5) Goes green for north-south.
The stale light that you arrived on is NOT part of the first cycle, and you can only go AFTER two complete cycles, not DURING the second cycle (which in the example ends at the end of the second full east-west green).
And remember when you do this, ALL other traffic has the right of way, you yield for EVERYONE. If that means you wait until the lights change again, you wait.
Fortunately, more and more signals in Nevada are being configured for "yield-arrow" operation, where you have the normal left arrow, but then when through traffic gets the green light, the yellow arrow flashes. If you get the flashing yellow arrow, you don't have to wait for the next green arrow.
This means that drivers are already becoming used to having "arrow lane" traffic turning left in front of through traffic, and it means that the signal doesn't have to be tripped in order to get the chance to turn.
Smile! I could be BEHIND you!