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House Rejects Left-On-Red Proposal Near State Legislature

Posted June 1, 2005 11:38 a.m. EDT

— A bill to make turning left at some red lights legal failed in the General Assembly.

House members killed a proposal Tuesday that would have allowed left turns on red only on the one-way streets around the legislative building.

Critics argue such turns would be unsafe for disabled pedestrians.

Others complained the pilot project appeared as though it benefited only lawmakers.