The in basket: Tom Wisniewski of Bremerton asked in an e-mail, “Regarding the intersection of Lindvig Way, Front Street, and Bond Road in Poulsbo, is it legal to turn right in this intersection from one road to another?
“Bond on to Lindvig appears to have a dedicated right turn lane but I am not sure about the others ” he said.
The out basket: This was my first chance to get Road Warrior information from Al Townsend as the police chief of the city to the north, the job he took in April after leaving Port Orchard.
Al send along a Google Earth aerial photo of the intersection and said, “You may turn right on red (when safe to do so) onto Bond Road from Front Street. You may also turn right on red from Bond Road to Lindvig when safe to do so.
“Front and Lindvig are really a straight road (even though it has a bit of a curve) and its name just changes at the intersection. So there technically is no turn there. Its just straight for those streets.”
Since that one’s not a right turn, no right turn on red is permissible (or possible) there.