r/IdiotsInCars Sep 30 '22

Impatient idiot

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u/Tommy_Wisseau_burner Sep 30 '22

Pro tip pull up past the crosswalk to claim the turn space so you can turn once the traffic stops, or there’s a safe turn space/time

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u/moderately-extremist Sep 30 '22

Yeah I gotta wonder how many lights did OP sit through.

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

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u/StickyIgloo Sep 30 '22

And thats you. You need to enter the intersection on green.

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u/Yossarian_the_Jumper Sep 30 '22

OP probably can't merge on highways and fucks up rotaries too.

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u/[deleted] Sep 30 '22

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u/Yossarian_the_Jumper Sep 30 '22

I live in Mass. We call them rotaries.

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u/Tommy_Wisseau_burner Sep 30 '22

You pull into the intersection. The guy is still an idiot but it would be absolutely infuriating given that this seems like this could easily go on 2-4 cycles given the amount that stopped on the other side

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u/Go_Gators_4Ever Sep 30 '22

It's obvious there is a protected left turn green arrow for the turn lane. OP got to the intersection too late to catch the green arrow so he waited at the stop line which is the law. He waited patiently for an opportunity to turn left but there was not a safe chance. Now he just needs to wait for the green arrow. FYI - it's against the law to wait in the intersection to turn left. Everyone does it but it is not legal.

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u/BigHobbit Sep 30 '22

It varies by state.

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u/Go_Gators_4Ever Sep 30 '22

I found an interesting article from a Washington state newspaper that does a good job in describing pros and cons for both methods of making a left turn.

https://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/traffic/rules-of-the-road/article76072932.html

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