In New York City, it is illegal to make a right turn when the traffic light is red, except at certain intersections in Staten Island. These intersections will have a sign that says that right turns on red are permitted.

You can submit a request to the Department of Transportation (DOT) if you think that right turns on red should be allowed at a specific intersection in Staten Island. DOT will perform a study to determine if it's appropriate to install a "Right Turn on Red" sign at the location. You must specify the exact intersection in your request.

DOT will respond to requests within 6 months of receipt.


Contact the Department of Transportation.

By Mail

Mail your request to:

Department of Transportation Commissioner
55 Water Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10041

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