Avoiding a Traffic Signal
Evan asked: May a cyclist conduct a lawful right on red and then a u-turn and then a right hand turn to expedite travel through a red light? I have reviewed your posts on motorists crossing double yellows to pass cyclists or other obstructions and I have reviewed the statutes on traffic control devices and u-turns. I can’t find anything that would prohibit the above.
Your proposed action to avoid a traffic signal is not lawful.
s. 316.074 – Obedience to and Required Traffic Control Devices
(2) No person shall drive any vehicle from a roadway to another roadway to avoid obeying the indicated traffic control indicated by such traffic control device.