City wants to bar downtown Paterson motorists from making right turn on red

The city is seeking to forbid motorists from making right turn on red light in the downtown Paterson commercial business area to improve safety for pedestrians. The governing body on Tuesday granted preliminary approval to bar drivers from making right turns on red at 16 intersections, mostly in downtown Paterson.

Council members were somewhat divided on barring right turn on red in the busy intersections. William McKoy, Shahin Khalique, Alex Mendez, Andre Sayegh, and Luis Velez supported the measure.

“I think the inconvenience will improve pedestrian safety,” said William McKoy, 3rd Ward councilman.

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Source: Paterson Times

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