When McKinney drivers can turn left on red lights

Texas drivers are likely familiar with the law that allows right turns at red lights, but many are unfamiliar with the ability to take left turns at red lights.

According to the Texas Transportation Code, drivers are allowed to turn left at red lights when two one-way streets intersect.


McKinney has many one-way streets, most of which are located around The Square.

Drivers are encouraged to follow this rule when it is safe to do so, said Carla Marion, McKinney Police Department public information officer. However, drivers cannot be fined for not turning left on red when permissible.
By Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August 2018.


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