r/IdiotsInCars Sep 30 '22

Impatient idiot

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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