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    Default Ticketed After Changing from a Straight Lane to a Turn Lane

    This happened in Florida. Was in forward lane and was supposed to be in turn lane. Forward light was red. Left turn signal was green. Indicated left turn waited till no traffic. Crossed single solid white line into left turn lane and turned though intersection. Cop pulled me over said it was an illegal left turn. Can't find and law saying it's illegal to cross solid white line as long as its safe to do so. Any thoughts.

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    Default Re: Changing from Straight Lane to Turn Lane

    It’s not unlawful to cross the white dividing line but did you cross into the left turn lane before entering the intersection or did you cross the stop bar prior to fully entering the left turn lane?

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    Default Re: Changing from Straight Lane to Turn Lane

    Sounds like the OP turned left from the straight lane.

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    Default Re: Changing from Straight Lane to Turn Lane

    No i turned in lane before crosswalk. The light for foward traffic was red so i could not be in the intersection

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    Default Re: Changing from Straight Lane to Turn Lane

    Is there also a stop bar in addition to the crosswalk? If so that is the defining point. You had to be fully in the turn lane prior to any portion of your car crossing the stop bar or crosswalk or no stop bar.

    How many cars back in line were you when in the straight through lane?

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