The green turn arrow allows car drivers at a red light, turn right. But most use it incorrectly - in the worst case, fine, even threatening.It is particularly popular with car drivers: The green arrow. Thanks to this traffic sign* cars are allowed to cross red traffic lights as an exception and turn right. However, the majority of motorists don't know that you need to be aware of some things.
The green arrow is originally from the GDR, where it was introduced in 1978. Since 1. In March 1994 he finds in the entire Federal Republic of Germany use. For motorists, the green turn arrows are advantageous because they can bypass wait times at red lights. Some people will ask, probably, why you can't be at every traffic light installed? But in truth the opposite is the case and the number of green arrows going back rather. And because the drivers themselves are to blame.
Many motorists behave when green arrow wrong
The basic principle of the green arrow is clear. If the traffic light is red, can I turn as a motorist on the right if no other traffic participants are not endangered. Nevertheless, some of the rules, many motorists simply apply. These are:a halt as the stop sign : The car must stop fully, before you are allowed to turn right. Who is driving without stopping, the can even threaten a fine of up to € 70 and a point in Flensburg. the The green arrow can be used, but is not : those Who prefer to wait can stand up to the traffic light is green.
Many motorists do not adhere to these rules, especially the Stand still like at a stop sign is problematic. The misconduct jeopardizes unfortunately, especially pedestrians .
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green arrows in Germany to be reduced
Like the RBB last December reported that some green arrows in Berlin be hazardous, and even against the highway code in schools. Is quoted of the Board of Directors of the Association, foot, e. V., Roland Stimpel: "The arrows bring hazards for pedestrians, and you undermine the Ethical, because they break the taboo that you have to wait for a Red light, basically." A study by the TU Dresden and insurance companies have not demonstrated, moreover, that stop three-quarters of all drivers in the case of the green arrows first, but continue.
elsewhere On the green turn arrow was introduced just recently. Since April 2020 with the introduction of the road Traffic regulations-amendment*, and the new rules of the road, there is also the green arrow for bike riders.
are those Who are at risk have never been to the US, will probably not know that there in almost every state motorists in General, at red lights to the right are allowed to turn - if no pedestrians or other road users, or disabled. A green arrow it is not needed.
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*tz.de is part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editors network.Updated Date: 29 May 2020, 12:34