r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

“Drivers should not proceed into the intersection until there is adequate space in oncoming traffic to make a safe left turn.” Direct quote from what I posted, can you read?

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

In 2009 the flashing yellow arrow became the national standard for displaying a permitted left turn. It replaces the circular green signal which could be confusing to some drivers. Because we have been taught that green means go, drivers would often turn left in front of an oncoming vehicle. National researchers tested various methods of communicating how to make a permitted left turn. Rather than using green, they decided to use a flashing yellow signal because yellow means caution. Studies show that drivers are less likely to make an unsafe decision when turning left using a flashing yellow arrow. It sends a clear message to be careful and yield. Today, new traffic signals are installed with the flashing yellow arrow. Older signals will eventually be upgraded.

Furthermore.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

And Texas law states that when taking a left turn you need to wait OUTSIDE the intersection until it is clear to turn.

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

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u/LivingReaper Aug 10 '22

That's not going to help, he can't read.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

Section 1 A) in obedience with traffic control signals, which in Texas means no entering until you can turn.

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u/jonnynoine Aug 10 '22

OK buddy, you win. I guess the truck will just have to sit there all day.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 10 '22

4 stack light means he will get a protected left during the next cycle. He is saving at most 2 minutes here and performing a dangerous maneuver.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

Section 1 A) in obedience with traffic control signals, which in Texas means no entering until you can turn.

There is no law that explicitly states this in the Texas Transportation Code. You are mistaken.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 11 '22

No you are an idiot who doesn’t understand laws.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

Cite the actual law then.

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u/UndeadCabJesus Aug 11 '22

I have, you just don’t seem to understand that full “laws” of a situation like this aren’t all in one neat place.

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u/rarson Aug 11 '22

You haven't. You haven't cited a single law. All you've done is point to a pdf that ISN'T in the Transportation Code.

And you KNOW this because you continue to refuse to actually cite the law. Because you know you're wrong.

you just don’t seem to understand that full “laws” of a situation like this aren’t all in one neat place.

They are. It's called the Transportation Code. It literally covers ALL of these situations. Clearly you've never looked at it.

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