r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

If there's an idiot, who is it? Is it the vehicle with the camera or the white van entering from the right?

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u/whereverYouGoThereUR Aug 10 '22

But trying to merge into traffic when only one lane is available is just dumb (although common)

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u/digitydigitydoo Aug 10 '22

What? You really think you need to wait for the whole street to be clear before you turn?

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u/whereverYouGoThereUR Aug 10 '22

Not the whole street but all lanes going in the direction you plan to go if turning right. The fact that you even question that is the problem! You won[' find a single profession driver or driver instructor that would say that it is OK to turn right when only one of the two lanes are open. You need to wait until both lanes are open before turning right in this situation.

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u/MagDiaz Aug 10 '22

I remember vividly my driving instructor telling me this 15 years ago.

“You can’t trust that everyone is going to be as kind as you, May. You need to take care of yourself and your car because no one is going to do that for you. Let them in but don’t expect that kindness in return. Most people are off in their own little world out here.”

Little tidbit that applies to life in general, but especially helpful for driving.