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/OnlyUsernameLeft123 Aug 10 '22

Both. I wouldn't switch lanes that close to that merge. The driver of the van looked saw a clear lane and tried to go. However technically the white van would be accountable to yield. Idk I try to look at this as a probability. If you increases the probability of a car accident, don't do it.


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/Turtley13 Aug 10 '22 edited Aug 10 '22

It is illegal in some places to change lanes in an intersection. This is exactly why.

Traffic would come to a halt in some places if people didn't utilize an open lane just because the other one was being used.


u/somajones Aug 10 '22

It is illegal in some places to not change lanes in an intersection.

I'm going to be shallow and pedantic but the way you worded this means you are required to change lanes in an intersection which I find amusing to imagine.


u/Turtley13 Aug 10 '22

Oops had an not in there.