For many years now, California law enforcement officers have administered specific tests before they arrest a driver and charge them with suspected driving under the influence of alcohol. These tests, commonly called field sobriety tests, are standardized and approved by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That, however, does not mean that they are completely accurate. In fact, each of the three tests has a defined inaccuracy rate.
Stopping at a red light is a basic rule of the road that everyone who drives should be aware of. It is also common that motorists believe they can make a right turn into a different intersection while the light is still red. However, some California motorists may wonder if such turns are illegal, or if turning right on red is restricted. They may not want to turn unless they know they are legally permitted to do so.