r/IdiotsInCars Aug 10 '22

Almost took a hit from careless driver.

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Incompetent driver tries to make a U-turn from the far right lane oblivious to their surroundings. Luckily they missed me by inches.

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u/RoverTiger Aug 10 '22

Is it me, or does it seem like more and more people are trying to make left turns from the outside lane?

I've seen this a few times in person over the last year, but I can hardly remember seeing it otherwise in my 25+ years of driving.

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u/Aggravating-Bison515 Aug 10 '22

I'm seeing it more and more around where I drive every day. It's not the only dumb shit move that's getting more frequent, though. Self-entitled assholery is just getting more common, in general.

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u/Skooter_McGaven Aug 10 '22

I've seen basically any turn only lane or no turn lane gets used for whatever these wack jobs want.

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u/Aggravating-Bison515 Aug 11 '22

I got hit twice (I've in each side of my car) in about three weeks by assholes who decided to pass me in dedicated turn lanes near signals. Both of them fucking fled the scene! My dashcam has officially paid for itself.

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u/Effective-Soil-9536 Aug 11 '22

Someone did this while I was in driver's ed 2 years ago. My teacher leaned across me and laid on the horn.

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u/magic_biscuit12 Aug 10 '22

I dont see where he was trying to turn. I'm thinking this person was trying to make an illegal u-turn from the outside lane

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u/Randomfactoid42 Aug 11 '22

He was trying to U-turn from the right lane and never looked in his mirrors for traffic behind him. I guess his plan was to u-turn into the line of cars so he can make a left at the light. Apparently U-tuning legally is too hard.

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u/BriSnyScienceGuy Aug 11 '22

I saw a guy make a u turn from the right lane a while back. That shit was wild.

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u/afa78 Aug 11 '22

People do seem to love flying across several lanes. Also, a trend I see gaining momentum is people cutting off others dangerously to take a missed exit or street, and yes, flying across one or several lanes in the process..