Why are there so many "No Turn On Red" signs in White Plains?
There are numerous reasons for installing a "No Turn On Red" restriction, but the most prevalent reason is to protect pedestrians. When traffic is looking to make a turn on red, the driver often looks in the opposite direction from where pedestrians are crossing in order to find a gap in vehicular traffic. Motorists start to move into these gaps before they look back to check for pedestrians. It is for this reason that many intersections in downtown or near schools have a "No Turn On Red" regulation.

The Department of Traffic regularly addressed all of these and many other issues to increase the safety for White Plains residents, whether they travel the streets of the city as motorists or pedestrians.

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1. What are those bird sounds I hear downtown?
2. Why can't we have more stop signs to control speeds on our streets?
3. What is that bright white flashing light that comes on during the red signal at Mamaroneck Avenue and Old Mamaroneck Road?
4. How do buttons for pedestrian work?
5. When can "Children At Play" signs be used?
6. Why do some traffic signals seem to take so long to change?
7. What is the purpose of rubber posts in the road?
8. What is the speed limit on streets without signs?
9. How many vehicles travel in and out of White Plains each day?
10. Why are there so many "No Turn On Red" signs in White Plains?