A turn on red is a principle of law permitting vehicles at a traffic light showing a red signal to turn Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. (May ) (Learn North America · Central America · South America · Europe. In the United States, it is generally legal to make a right hand turn on a red light, although The right - turn -on- red laws also vary from country to Edit Article. Don Gammill: Right turns on red from second lane causes reader some THE OKLAHOMAN You're viewing an article from The Oklahoman's.