Road Rules 101: What am I supposed to do at those green bike boxes?
This month, many Northwesterners will wipe the dust off their trusty two-wheelers and begin biking to work again. That means more bikes on the road and more bikes occupying those green bike boxes you see painted at intersections. Do you know which of the following bike-box statements is true?
- Cars may enter bike boxes to make free right turns on a red light;
- It's legal to wait in a bike box during a red light as long as no bike is present;
- Cars must stop before entering the painted outline. They may enter the bike box only after the light has turned green, and free right turns are not permitted on red lights.
Got your answer? Give yourself 100% if you answered "C."
Whether or not a bicyclist is present in the bike box, cars must stop before entering it and remain stopped until the light turns green. You can't take a free right turn at any intersection with a bike box.
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