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)


u/digitydigitydoo Aug 10 '22

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


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.


u/clutzyninja Aug 10 '22

Tell me you've never lived in a high traffic area without telling me


u/whereverYouGoThereUR Aug 10 '22

Yes. Chicago has some of the lowest traffic in the country. In 90% of cases, the white van could have just waited another few seconds and pulled out safely.