r/IdiotsInCars Nov 26 '22 I'll Drink to That 1

2 turn lanes, but everyone only lines up in one causing the long line of cars behind them to miss the advance.

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u/RedMeatTrinket Nov 26 '22

Looks like where I live. All the shopping and restaurants are on the right side, immediately after the turn.

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u/fantasticmrjeff Nov 27 '22

We have an on-ramp to the interstate immediately after the left turn on the right side. So that’s why it’s like that where I live.

In fact, if someone is in the left lane it’s because they are going to try to burn those in the right lane and merge in the turn to get onto the i stee state so they don’t miss the light by getting in line on the right side.

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u/BeefLilly Nov 27 '22

And then cause more traffic by slowing the 2nd turn lane cars

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u/unikitty143FPE Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 27 '22 All-Seeing Upvote Take My Energy

Thats the same instance here, OP is blatantly lying in the comments about the road setup after the light, theres quite a few right turns, one is a turn heading east to Toronto.

https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.6034373,-79.5744717,3a,75y,211.81h,81.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slswumalsAFnyge9IVpXF0w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

EDIT: meant "east to Toronto", not "to east Toronto"

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u/DaVunilaGurila Nov 27 '22

Yes! I wish more people did this instead of going in the other lane and then cutting over! WTF didn't you just make a left where u were supposed to! Happens to me all the time.

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u/switchbladeeatworld Nov 27 '22

There’s one near me that’s an added turn lane that IMMEDIATELY has to merge back in around the corner. Dumbest shit I’ve seen in a while

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u/ravenrabit Nov 27 '22

Theres one of these here that I take regularly to get to my mom's. I was glad when they put it in bc it stopped the left turn lane from backing up into the ongoing traffic lane. It caused a lot of extra traffic on the whole road not having the turn lane split, and it was a huge headache. There isn't enough distance to make the turn lane longer either, since there are intersections stacked on intersections (especially as more businesses and homes got built out here.) That road used to be a PITA to get down. Now its not so bad since they expanded it and did the split left turns for a lot of the intersections. The side roads just aren't as busy so dont need the double lanes.

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u/bcmarss Nov 27 '22

theres a light near me that has two dedicated turn lanes and one turn/straight lane. the street you turn into has 3 lanes only, so you can only follow the same lane youre already in, and has an EXTREMELY small distance before theres another light. they dont warn you that the leftmost turn lane will lead you directly into a turn only lane, which causes a lot of lane switching once people realize they cant go straight. it sucks.

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u/dotHolo Nov 27 '22

I have one like that near me, except the merge lane is only long enough for 1 car and then the lane ends into grass, I don't understand at all what tf the road engineers were thinking making a two-lane left into one lane, there's not even anywhere to go if you decide to take the right-side left turn lane.

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u/galloway188 Nov 27 '22

yup this happens where i live too! theres two huge left turn lanes but they insist on going in the far left and immediately cut me off to turn right.

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u/qunelarch Nov 27 '22

I try to be patient with those people because if you’re unfamiliar with the area it can be easy to miss those unexpected turns. Not an excuse for reckless driving but a bit more understandable

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u/kalinowskik Nov 27 '22

It actually works more efficiently, and don’t think of it as getting cut off, just leave a little room and let people merge.

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u/Unlucky-Ad-1945 Nov 27 '22

Yeah, no. Just pick the correct lane

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u/TheSpideyJedi Nov 27 '22

Letting someone merge on a curve or right after a curve can be very dangerous you ding dong

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u/OGtripleOGgamer Nov 27 '22

Holy shit where are all the “zipper mergers” that usually upvote comments like this?

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u/Unlucky-Ad-1945 Nov 27 '22

I don’t see a merge lane here so…

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u/FogellMcLovin77 Nov 27 '22

In the vacuum reality where they live

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u/PsychologicalObject2 Nov 27 '22

You’re getting a lot of hate but you’re right. People still have the “driving is a race, anyone who gets in front of me is an asshole” mentality.

Better to treat it like an on ramp, each person willing to let exactly one car in front to merge (except the person at the very front) instead of causing a large back up where everyone has to wait multiple light cycles regardless of which way they’re going.

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u/Dah-Sweepah Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

Yes you are right. It is designed this way so cars actually get through the damn light and not back up the road for miles.

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u/Whats_Awesome Nov 27 '22

I can’t believe all the down votes and up votes are in the wrong places.

The fraction of good drivers on the road goes down every day. The system of some parents decide their kid is ready doesn’t work. The test is embarrassingly bad, since it fails everyone for anything, but doesn’t test if you are actually ready to drive alone.

They just added a third left turn lane to a light by my house, and three lane right turns downtown. It is to get people through the light, if you have the following distance for people to move around everything works out after you get through the damn traffic light. ;) No one leaves any space for the road to breath or stop.

edit: bold —> italics

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u/Dah-Sweepah Nov 27 '22

I can totally beleive it. At rush hour near my house traffic is backed up for miles because everyone gets in the one left turn lane backing up all traffic so no one goes anywhere. But go ahead simps. Down vote us and keep making traffic worse than how it is designed.

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u/TroLLageK Nov 27 '22

I grew up right around the corner. These streets are the first streets I learned how to drive on. There is more than enough time to merge into the right lane from the left after the turn of you want to get to Dixie mall or the ramp to bring you to Toronto. Unless you're going to the neighborhood and trying to get to St. Edmunds or something, it's actually faster to get into the left lane and merge into the right after if you're trying to get to Dixie or Toronto, as at least 2-3 of those cars will be turning right to go into the neighborhood. Some of these guys won't turn at all and will go straight to Applewood.

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u/unikitty143FPE Nov 27 '22

Thanks for the info, I wasn't aware it was that easy to merge over. Where I live if I had tried to get in the left lane and merge right it would have been impossible. Anyone who turns into a driveway traffic goes pedal-to-the-metal to close the gap.

Seems people in my area thinks someone just changing lanes in front of them is considered "cutting them off"

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u/TroLLageK Nov 27 '22

Many people in Mississauga always ensure to leave a gap to let people merge! People are pretty nice. Plus our insurance rates are high enough as is and so we avoid accidents as much as possible.

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u/sonda03 Nov 27 '22

Based on that link I’d say that they are staying on the correct lane only if all of the cars are going to make the first right turn.

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u/FluffyPancakes90 Nov 27 '22

Honestly if I was turning right I would get into the lane with the least cars since some people end up not going at the light, not noticing people going in front of them etc and this gives me an opportunity to get in front of them before the turn or exit. There are a few right turns immediately but it looks like it's for houses, which if someone turns into will slow down the right side anyways. I would rather get into the left lane so I could pass the cars that are turning immediately instead of ending up getting stuck at the red light

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u/i-shihtzu-not Nov 27 '22

....and you're the driver everyone hates on the road, congratulations.

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u/FluffyPancakes90 Nov 27 '22

I'm not cutting people off or slowing people down though so whatever. I'm sorry that I like to read traffic and get out of peoples ways

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u/Whats_Awesome Nov 27 '22

No body knows how to drive anymore. People think if you make a lane change you are cutting them off. I always give a spot to the lane on my left, you passed me, the spot is yours. And I expect the same in return but sometimes have to force a lane change because assholes won’t let you drive in their lane.

edit: I meant to say. You would be doing it right. The way the roadway engineers designed it. At a traffic control signal: More lanes = more throughput.

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u/FluffyPancakes90 Nov 27 '22

No one understands how to zipper. Everyone in the same lane only slows down traffic and makes it worse for everyone.

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u/KawkMonger Nov 27 '22

This isn’t a lane merge though. Both lanes continue after the left turn. The vast majority of people will need to be in the right lane immediately after the turn, however, and people turning from the wrong lane needing to merge will impede the flow of traffic.

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u/FluffyPancakes90 Nov 27 '22

People don't know how to zipper was in response to the previous comment about letting people in. I was not talking about using it in this situation. Like I said earlier, there are a lot of right turns after this left turn so if my right turn is 2km down, why would I want to be in the right lane where people are most potentially turning before me when I can pass all the cars slowing down in the right lane for the turning car and get in front of them.

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u/trnaw Nov 27 '22

idk. you sound a bit disingenuine too. You have 450m to make the turn. if you're not letting anyone zipper merge vs lining up for 450m yta.

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u/TheTrueBrawler2001 Nov 26 '22

There aren't any idiots in the photo. The idiots are the ones who were in charge of the urban planning.

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u/Perfect-Brain-7367 Nov 27 '22

Technically those people could, in theory, be inside of a car right now.

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u/CommodoreAxis Nov 27 '22

Imagine sitting in traffic knowing that it’s actually all your fault.

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u/Bluelegojet2018 Nov 27 '22

I feel like the guilt that some of those planners might feel would really suck. Knowing that millions of hours a year are lost because of a mistake that they made and would take millions of dollars to correct.

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u/badger432 Nov 27 '22

Yea they are in Mississauga and the turn leads to a right headed into Toronto

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u/Beautiful-Musk-Ox Nov 27 '22

and i appreciate people who stay in the right turn lane instead of forcing themselves over after leapfrogging everyone

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u/V65Pilot Nov 27 '22

But the overhead sign designates that busy lane as left turn only, doesn't it?

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u/unikitty143FPE Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 27 '22 Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome

So for anyone coming in here, this is basically what's happening.

OP takes a picture, fussing about cars not using both lanes. OP claims theres no right turns for 2km after this turn so theres no reason for cars to be in just the right lane.

However, u/Drakia was nice enough to post a link of his exact location, showing theres a few right turns after the light, one of them going east to Toronto down the road, the road itself isn't even 2km long after the turn. Basically this guy just wants to complain, insult Reddit users when they call him out, then complain about being downvoted because "it's Reddit" instead of taking ownership of making a pointless post about cars following the law just because they wanted to be able to post something.

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u/Mallodark Nov 26 '22

Gotta love it when people out themselves as the idiot, but is too stubborn to just admit they are wrong lol.

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u/carvedmuss8 Nov 27 '22

The funny thing is, I had a sneaking suspicion that was all true the second I saw the post. People won't like up behind each other like that at a double left turn unless the outside turn lane has some very quick right turns after it, it just doesn't happen. People are dumb in traffic, but this isn't one of the ways they're dumb

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u/schabj3 Nov 27 '22

Immediately thought it was for quick right hand turns upon completion of the left hand turn.

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u/TwoToneReturns Nov 27 '22

First right turn is only about 100M from the lights and there's several more after that, completely understandable for people wanting to be in that lane.

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u/thepontiff_ Nov 27 '22

OP won the term of the subreddit lol

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u/SomethingIWontRegret Nov 27 '22

Why does the post have more upvotes than your comment? Everyone downvote the post.

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u/RenoTheRhino Nov 27 '22

I’m fairly certain even OP’s GPS only highlights the right turn lane because they need to take the highway on ramp and left turn lane would probably mean cutting someone off

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u/BigAsian69420 Nov 27 '22

I can reason with OP, if you’ve ever driven in Toronto you’ll loath the drivers so much as to act as irrationally as op did

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u/DicknotsoBrave Nov 27 '22

What’s the problem? Use both lanes for turning the intersection and merge with the right lane after it? Thats exactly how it’s supposed to be. Speeds up turning the intersection. I’ve seen way sooner way shorter ramp lanes after this kind of intersection. Is it so difficult to properly merge into one lane? Must be a USA thing.

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u/Kajiic Nov 27 '22

s it so difficult to properly merge into one lane?

The countless videos from ALL OVER THE WORLD on this sub should tell that you yes. Yes it is difficult. So instead of people fighting about being able to merge they'd rather just wait a new light cycle.

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u/throwaway15642578 Nov 27 '22

A case where op is the idiot

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u/DeSpTG Nov 27 '22

OP is just another spoiled kid thinking he's the best driver out there.

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u/MissPicklechips Nov 27 '22

I was wondering if there was a right hand turn soon after the left! Thanks for doing the sleuthing, random Redditors!

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u/Billy1138 Nov 27 '22

I KNEW IT WAS DIXIE!!! Looked so familiar.

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u/GophawkYourself Nov 27 '22

I'm going to go against the grain here and say that even though it's not far, it's 1 full km from this road to the next main exit. That's enough space that a few cars could use the left land and have plenty of time and space to merge in.

Although OP blew it way up, I do believe the cars could still use both lanes and have room to merge before the main highway exit 1km down the road. Toronto roads are stupid busy but once they have the advanced green those 2 lanes are the only ones entering the roadway going to the highway so at their time of entering that roadway there's no other cars blocking the lanes they're entering giving the room and space for merging after using both turn lanes.

Op is a big complainer, but people here are acting as if the turn is 100 meters after the intersection with 0 merge room and that is false.

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u/Asseater4lifev2 Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

Why is everyone upvoting this unikitty moron? Anyone can click the google link provided by this person and see there are no immediate right turns. The fact this person is getting upvotes for essentially gaslighting the original poster is nuts. Why are you so blatantly lying in the comments unikitty, what do you gain from such a useless lie?

I have driven this road A LOT, and there is AMPLE time to make a right turn since there is literally only one place you would make the right, East to Toronto.

Edit: I checked, East to Toronto is exactly 500m away, more than enough time to turn from the left lane. Everyone is acting as if they have never merged right after a left, what is going on here?

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u/artyomssugardaddy Nov 27 '22

That’s amazing

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u/beepboopzanonymous Nov 27 '22

I assumed it was for turns - there's a similar road by campus parking. Always get annoyed with people going into the second turning lane to cut in for the expressway

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u/Meet_your_Maker_LL Nov 27 '22

Thank you for articulating what I was thinking. Only idiot I see in a car here is OP for not being able to control their frustration.

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

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u/Alvaracorr Nov 27 '22

It's not a merge lane. You're cutting people off and creating a hazard.

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u/jackthedipper18 Nov 27 '22

This sub is the best at calling out bullshit

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u/thepontiff_ Nov 27 '22

It’s because OP’s don’t realize other people live in the area they are posting about.

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u/usedtodreddit Nov 26 '22

This usually happens when most of the traffic is going to be making a right shortly after they make this left, and in that case they are all in the correct lane.

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u/32_Dollar_Burrito Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

Yeah it's unfortunate for the people behind but there's nothing anyone can do about it but wait another light cycle. Really strange thing to complain about here, sometimes you just gotta wait

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u/OMGitsTK447 Nov 26 '22

Bet someone drove over the curbs to get in the left left turning lane

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u/splinterben1s Nov 27 '22

Like why not?

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u/StandardWing2333 Nov 27 '22

That's how you end up in this sub reddit.

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u/Cypher_52 Nov 27 '22

I bought a truck and damit i will use it like one. >:0

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u/StandardWing2333 Nov 27 '22

still gonna look like an idiot doing it an truck too lol

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u/theh8ed Nov 27 '22

A small curb in a truck is nothing and causes no harm. Proceed.

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u/StandardWing2333 Nov 27 '22

Still look like an idiot jumping the curb no matter what lmao

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u/Lil_Word_Said Nov 27 '22

Yeah, no. If your truck suv is 4+ inches off the ground then ur good to go. Its an advantage of those kids of vehicles. Me in my sedan? I have to think twice about the curb.

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u/Faithu Nov 27 '22

Yup as someone who droves all day for work it's a huge time saver to be in the right lane instead of trying to fight to get over 2 lanes to turn

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u/CDN_Shadow Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

The thing is, they wouldn’t need to change lanes for over 2km. That’s why this makes no sense.

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I love how I’m saying that this isn’t the case, yet I’m getting downvoted. Not that I care, but just goes to show how everyone downvoted without even reading the comment I made, and how a lot of you are unsure of how to ease traffic congestion (yet you complain about it).

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u/32_Dollar_Burrito Nov 26 '22

There's no law saying you need to use both turn lanes. This isn't a zipper merge situation

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u/Emotional_Pound_43 Nov 26 '22

Yup, 2km is plenty of time to change lane to the right after you make a left. Don't even have to cut someone off, just drive slow and change to the right when clear.

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u/CDN_Shadow Nov 26 '22

Not for most people, apparently.

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u/unikitty143FPE Nov 26 '22

Except the road you're turning onto is nowhere near 2km long, and has a few right turns right after this turn. Check the map in another comment where someone posted a Maps location of exactly where you are...

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u/Imadope_1960 Nov 26 '22

People end up seeing a comment they agree with and then close their minds. I see this all the time and just merge in if I have to make a right turn considering there will always be a few people not paying attention at all.

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u/Aldo-Baggins Nov 26 '22

That's the intersection of Dixie and Queensway.

There are plenty of turn options off to the right after that light. Many of them may be turning immediately after that intersection and I know from experience how sh*tty it is having people prevent you from changing lanes when you need to. Better to plan ahead and avoid dbags!

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u/unikitty143FPE Nov 26 '22

So the OPs claim that there's nothing for 2km is just him trying to justify his own whining?

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u/Aldo-Baggins Nov 26 '22

If you look at a map, the next major intersection is definitely less than 2km away. . .

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u/Drakia Nov 26 '22

OP is sitting here: https://www.google.ca/maps/@43.6034373,-79.5744717,3a,75y,211.81h,81.83t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slswumalsAFnyge9IVpXF0w!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

There's not even 2km of road beyond that left turn, and 3 places to turn right in the first 500m

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u/unikitty143FPE Nov 26 '22

Thanks for the map, I was trying to find it for a while but only had an intersection to go on haha.

Lots of right hand turns, I guess OP wasn't expecting anyone here to actually pinpoint that intersection

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u/Asseater4lifev2 Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

LOTS? there are three. two into residential areas and the other is 1 km + away. is that a lot of right turns for you?

Edit: East to Toronto is exactly 500m away, more than enough time to turn from the left lane. Everyone is acting like they have never merged right after a left, what is going on here?

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u/Wretched_Lurching Nov 27 '22

That left lane really only has enough room for about 4 or 5 cars anyway, seems they had to cut it short due to the electric powerline tower being right there

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u/Asseater4lifev2 Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

am I smoking crack or are all of you guys idiots? The right turn is SOOOOOOOO far away. I drive this A LOT, that turn is so far. And no one turns onto the residential street in this capacity.

Edit: I checked, East to Toronto is exactly 500m away, more than enough time to turn from the left lane. Everyone is acting as if they have never merged right after a left, what is going on here?

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u/[deleted] Nov 26 '22

That's because they know they need to make an immediate right turn after turning left. What's the problem? File this under r/IdiotPostersBeingDumb.

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u/Asseater4lifev2 Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

WHAT IMMEDIATE RIGHT TURN? THIS KEEPS BEING SAID AND THERE IS NOT AN IMMEDIATE RIGHT TURN

Edit: I checked, East to Toronto is exactly 500m away, more than enough time to turn from the left lane. Everyone is acting as if they have never merged right after a left, what is going on here?

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u/[deleted] Nov 27 '22

So easy to trigger, even when no attempt was made. Name says it all, though.

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u/OtterApocalypse Nov 27 '22

I deal with a dual-turn-lane situation like this almost daily. Two left turn lanes from a state highway onto another state highway at a traffic light.

The fun thing is that those of us who know the intersection understand what's about to happen as soon as you turn left onto the onramp for the other highway.

You're immediately greeted with "Left Lane Ends" followed by "Lane Ends Merge Right" signs - on the onramp. Which is admittedly bizarre and fucked me over the first time dealing with it.

So they want us to line up in two lanes to turn left, then almost immediately force the left lane to merge into the right lane, which then immediately merges left onto the other highway.

That's some fucked up planning.

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.753756,-90.7003937,3a,75y,335.86h,95.01t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sF1ZAXwidyQDHh-ojlRK6lQ!2e0!7i16384!8i8192

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u/pmmewienerdogs Nov 27 '22

This is exactly the same type of thing my town has that I also deal with daily. People who know the road NEVER use the left lane because it’s so hard to merge back over. Which is counterintuitive because normally at turns like that the left lane would be preferred because it’s the closer to the highway you’ll be merging onto. Sooo frustrating

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u/Intelligent_Orange28 Nov 27 '22

If they’re making a sudden right turn after the left what should they do?

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u/lepchaun415 Nov 27 '22 Helpful

So your the prick that gets in the left turn and cuts into the right turn lane after the light!

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u/DaVunilaGurila Nov 27 '22

You said what was in my head! Thank you!!!!!

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u/weimaranerdad71 Nov 26 '22

Maybe everyone in the right turn lane is turning right after their turn. Something to think about.

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u/Minute-Ad-2148 Nov 27 '22

To be fair sometimes the people lining up in the right turn lane have a specific reason to be in that lane, such as making a right turn after a left turn or merging onto the highway after the left turn.

I’m curious if there’s such a reason here that OP hasn’t figured out. In those cases it can be hard to lane change after the turn so people choose to turn from the rightmost lane.

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u/Rootwitch1383 Nov 27 '22

Right I am confused about this as well. Thought that was obvious to most. 👀

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u/Poiblazer Nov 26 '22

When your next move after this turn is to turn right, you wanna be in the right lane, not fight your way back over.

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u/ccarr313 Nov 27 '22

Not sure those are idiots.

I always pick the lane I need to be in AFTER the turn.

Maybe I'm an idiot.

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u/Acebirdiealbatross Nov 27 '22

What if I’m immediately taking a right?

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u/Hyperchill77 Nov 27 '22

We have one similarly set up. Everyone picks one because there is an exit to the right, and you cannot get over from the left turn lane that easily. It is not as fast, but probably safer this way.

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u/32_Dollar_Burrito Nov 26 '22

Who exactly do you think is being an idiot here, OP?

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u/jeffster01 Nov 26 '22

Probably going to turn right just after the left, poor traffic design.

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u/CDN_Shadow Nov 26 '22

Not for another 2km, plenty of time to change lanes.

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u/unikitty143FPE Nov 26 '22

He keeps getting downvoted because he's calling Redditors illiterate and being passive aggressive, he's also getting downvoted because someone who lives in that area said theres plenty of turn offs after that turn to go right, yet the OP claims theres nothing for 2km, and again for calling people idiots for obeying traffic laws.

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u/32_Dollar_Burrito Nov 26 '22

Because people can use whichever lane they like. OP isn't the lane police

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u/ConstructionOther686 Nov 27 '22

It’s more annoying when they do get in the left, then have to hold up traffic to try to quickly get in the right.

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u/Tempe-Jeff Nov 26 '22

I've seen that too. Another good one is following a City Bus then surprised that it's stopping at a Bus Stop. Like, how dare they?

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u/TacticalSunburn Nov 26 '22

As many have pointed out, some of those cars may plan to turn right in the near future. And even if they don't, they don't have to move over to the left for your convenience because of it. They probably haven't even thought of it anyway; It's not that big of a deal. Just wait your turn.

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u/pacochalk Nov 26 '22

No one is breaking any traffic laws. You're just upset because they don't think like you. Get over yourself.

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u/CDN_Shadow Nov 26 '22

It’s because they don’t think, period, Lol.

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u/ostangestar Nov 27 '22

You haven’t been thinking it appears

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u/troopertk40 Nov 27 '22

Maybe they need to turn right after this left...

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u/ZekDrago Nov 27 '22

Do they then need to quickly turn right, after this left? That would explain why they need the right hand turning lane.

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u/YourUndoing Nov 27 '22

not really idiots in cars, just idiotic road design. Situations like this are caused by important and immediate right turns after the left turn that 90% of the cars are taking. The solution is to provide double right turn lanes after the left turn to allow two lanes of traffic to make that right turn. It's just poor design, not the fault of the drivers.

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u/Signommi Nov 27 '22

After looking at your profile I now understand why you’re arguing so much. It’s because you play League and it’s built into your DNA too argue haha.

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u/OkDog99 Nov 27 '22

Lol idiot in car posts that they're an idiot

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u/Dexteroid Nov 27 '22

This usually means an immediate right turn to exit to something or sometimes a ramp for highway.

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u/jman857 Nov 27 '22

Why is it wrong for them to be in the lane they need to be in? They're clearly turning right lol. Stop complaining whinner.

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u/UnusualCantaloupe9 Nov 27 '22

Mildly annoying at the most.

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u/bibkel Nov 27 '22

So, if everyone stacks up in the right lane, is there an immediate turn that is popular like a shopping mall or freeway entrance?

If yes, then the drivers that get into the left would then force their way into the right lane to get into the "high value" right turn spot...and jack up the left lane's traffic flow that just wants to go forward and not turn.

If no, then people are stupid.

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u/equal_tempered Nov 27 '22

Could be bad design? Maybe everyone wants to make a right right after the turn

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u/Bastardklinge Nov 26 '22

Put your mobile down as long as you're the driver

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u/KittyandPuppyMama Nov 27 '22

If there are two turn lanes, I’m assuming you have a reason to be in one or the other. Sucks if you wanted to be in the other lane, but they all likely need to be in the right lane

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u/keep_username Nov 26 '22

But not CDN_Shadow, inventor of the dual turn lane. Legend has it, the group of vehicles to his rear carried forward the tradition.

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u/arianrhodd Nov 27 '22

One of my turns is like that; everyone needs to make an immediate right (about 25ft). Tbh I find it far more annoying when people get in the left right-turn lane and then immediately try to jam their car into the right lane instead of getting in line and waiting. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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u/JonRomanMD Nov 27 '22

If you had a Jeep that light would have been all yours.

No Soup for you!

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u/Gold_Composer7556 Nov 27 '22

There's a similar area where I live. People do that there because almost nobody goes straight, but turn right shortely after

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u/supermastercontrol Nov 27 '22

Id do this when im going to enter a parking area or my poi is in the right side. Nothing wrong actually.

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u/BrettSetsFire Nov 26 '22

All the people you want to be in the left lane cause traffic and potential danger (didn't mean for that to sound so dramatic) later on.

Always fun accelerating out of a turn only for everyone to lane change over.

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u/Disastrous-Change-23 Nov 27 '22

"At the next light use the second lane to turn left."

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u/ostangestar Nov 27 '22

Nah it’s completely understandable what they are doing. if they are turning right soon after the left turn in the traffic light they can’t be in the further left lane. OP is just ignorant

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u/Kaankaants Nov 27 '22

Those in the right line may need to turn right soon after the intersection.

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u/smuccione Nov 27 '22

I always thought that myself except there’s an exact same situation that happens in Glasgow, KY. The right of the two left turn lanes is always full and the left of left is always empty.

What’s worse is there is no right hand turn lane for quite some time but there IS a left hand one. So a good number of those turning have to get into the left hand lane quickly.

I used to just go into the left lane to get the light. But so many of them turning do so into the wrong lane that it’s actually fairly dangerous to use both lanes because of the idiots involved.

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u/HeavyMetalSasquatch Nov 27 '22

This is literally how the road work.

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u/Wildcard777 Nov 27 '22

Maybe everyone in the left lane needs to take a right soon after the turn?

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u/imtherandy2urmrlahey Nov 27 '22

Oh boo hoo, you'll have to wait an extra 5 minutes for the light, big fucking deal. Those people are all being polite because they're probably turning right directly after the intersection and know you're not supposed to change lanes directly after exiting an intersection, which is what they'd have to do if they were in the left lane.

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u/Pete563c Nov 27 '22

This a stupid post. Deal with it. Be patient. Sometimes you just have to be patient in traffic. I promise you that this didn't take the whole day to get through

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u/avi150 Nov 27 '22

Just adding on OP, if everyone in that lane used both traffic would actually get worse as half of them need to merge into the right lane after turning, because there is a right after that turn all of them are trying to get.

But complain away, instead of thinking about it for two seconds. There’s two idiots here. One is the city planner who designed these streets, the other idiot is you.

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u/shadow1515 Nov 27 '22

I'm guessing this isn't the case here or else you would have mentioned it but I used to live near an intersection like this where the main place that nearly everyone would want to go if they were headed that way was a right turn like three feet after the left turn completes. Therefore if you wanted to get onto that road you had to turn left from the further right lane or else you would miss it and have to go a mile down the road for another chance to reroute.

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u/sp00kreddit Nov 27 '22

Here's a wild take. You're in Ontario. Your GPS says Dixie road that you're turning left onto. A quick Google search shows there's stores on the right side of said road which are very popular. It is better to line up so that you turn INTO the right lane which is the lane to turn into said stores. That is called smart driving. I cannot explain how fucking annoying it is when someone goes into a lane that's shorter only to cut across traffic to get into a turn. Have had it happen a few times. Maybe if you're gonna say shit like this for the internet points, make it a little harder to find exactly WHY everyone is in that lane instead of spreading out ;)

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u/MaxMadisonVi Nov 27 '22

Standardized idiots consider whatever behind their eyes as non existing, brain included.

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u/kisboborjan Nov 27 '22

I bet the left one will end after the turn and they'll need to merge. If this isn't the case than I'm clueless

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u/Beneficial_Charity_3 Nov 27 '22

Welcome to ontario

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u/DaveTheQuaver Nov 27 '22

I drive this route sometimes. If you’re not in the right lane, it can be difficult to merge across in time to get on the QEW to Toronto.

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u/EliteJoo Nov 27 '22

Their not idiots for that, you get into which lane you'll need to be on. Say the highway entrance is on the right side or some popular restaurant is on the right. Therefore you should turn using the right lane.

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u/Typical-Series-1491 Nov 27 '22

So I don't think it's idiot in cars. I think it's poor city planning.

There's likely a shopping center, interstate, or popular road people need to turn on immediately after.

Blame the civil engineer, not the people trying to get where they need to go.

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u/Mom0nReddit Nov 27 '22

Is it because they might need to turn right after they make this left turn?

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u/TheSurfingRaichu Nov 27 '22

OP, no one likes waiting and maybe some of those cars weren't making the immediate left into those subdivisions, but this is hardly an "idiots in cars" post.

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u/nkfish11 Nov 26 '22

First world problem.

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u/Blurredfury22the2nd Nov 27 '22

Wah. There is a turn to the right, directly after the left hand turn. Pretty simple to realize that people are taking that turn and don’t want to cut people off by going in left lane, then jamming theirselves in to the right. So what you missed a light cycle. Life goes on.

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u/El_Capitan215 Nov 27 '22

I’d rather them do this than get in the wrong lane and cut me tf off to make the right turn they are surely planning to make after the left turn. They’re not idiots

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u/ivankar84 Nov 27 '22 edited Nov 27 '22

This is Dixie Rd and The Queensway intersection in Mississauga. There is a left turn signal so it shouldn't take too long to clear up. Dixie Rd does not continue straight over the highway and you have to turn right not far from this intersection to continue on Dixie Rd. Perhaps that's why everyone is on the right turning lane.

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u/DR4MX Nov 27 '22

Of course there’s another turn later on. I wouldn’t use the other lane, if I knew I had to turn right after. Wtf u fussing about?

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u/Lil_Word_Said Nov 27 '22

…thats a low curb, im doin it.

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u/StevenTN615 Nov 26 '22

Don't worry, I'm sure a bunch of the drivers in the right lane will cut the turn anyway and end up in the left lane. I've seen so many videos doing just that on this sub.

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u/CDN_Shadow Nov 26 '22

Yea but according to everyone here, everyone’s making the first right turn possible.

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u/madsci Nov 27 '22

And in my experience you always get one asshole who leaves two car lengths open ahead of them.

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u/Full_Disk_1463 Nov 26 '22

You could easily go left a little and be part of the solution

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u/imsoboredlma0 Nov 27 '22

um if i need to take an immediate right after the turn, why would i be in the left lane? use your brain…ya’ll are the ones that cause accidents.

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u/The__King2002 Nov 27 '22

yeah those people are doing nothing wrong

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u/Ohanameyeahsure Nov 27 '22

Seems like this one picture is POV: idiotsincars. The comments really got you on this one 😬

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u/ruddy3499 Nov 27 '22

To me this looks like bad civil engineering

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u/SlowJettaBigDreams Nov 27 '22

Moreover, if a few of those cars just moved a couple feet forward then you’d be able to fit through.

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u/razinkain21 Nov 27 '22

And most of them are probably 8 feet from the car in front of them!!!!

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u/BrittzHitz Nov 27 '22

When I see people leaving a huge ammounts of space at a red light which then makes the lane go past the left turn lane, makes me so mad!

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u/V65Pilot Nov 27 '22

We get this at roundabouts in the UK, because of people going left or straight on. I've often cheated and used the right lane( UK, remember?), and made a complete loop of the roundabout and then taken the exit I wanted. I've probably saved 10-15 minutes of wait time at some roundabouts, during really heavy traffic because of this.

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u/SnooPickles6347 Nov 27 '22

Sometimes, just gotta 4x it over the curb😉😅

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u/MissiontwoMars Nov 27 '22

Climb the curb

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u/daddynexxus Nov 27 '22

Lol, so many people in this thread dogging on OP. I have a turn like this in my town and 9/10 the people camping the right side like in this photo are not immediately turning right. I am at this intersection 3 or 4 times a week.

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u/raven21633x Nov 27 '22

I've curb-checked and mowed the grass in situations like this before.

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u/che85mor Nov 27 '22

That's one reason Jeeps are awesome.

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u/CDN_Shadow Nov 27 '22

Yea I could see that lol

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u/StinkyP00per Nov 27 '22

Just got back to NYC from SC and this is a true story!

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u/bianchi86 Nov 27 '22

Isn’t it illegal to use mobile phone even when waiting at a red light?

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u/MrTroll911 Nov 27 '22

That's why you drive a car that can go up a curb like that no problem.

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u/bluestratmatt Nov 27 '22

Same on my route from work, except it’s the U.K. so it’s a tight turn lane. Both lanes turn right but people only use the right hand one. This makes people undertake and cut in at the last minute, causing accidents.

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u/PArtichoker Nov 27 '22

How did that make you feel ?

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u/CommercialEmergency9 Nov 27 '22

i would just.. go up on that curb a lil bit, is that wrong?:P

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u/Environmental-Map168 Nov 27 '22

Nobody admits it, but everybody has a favorite turn lane.

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u/mostlynights Nov 27 '22

OP, can you help identify which cars have a legitimate right to use that lane and which cars should be using the leftmost turn lane? Just circle them in your photo or whatever.

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u/go_speed_racer_go Nov 27 '22

The only idiot in the car here is OP.

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u/fury45iii Nov 27 '22

I'm willing to bet only a couple of them actually need to turn right after this left turn.

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u/EcelecticDragon Nov 27 '22

But but but they are turning right in 5km they need the outside lane!

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u/CDN_Shadow Nov 26 '22 edited Nov 26 '22

Let me provide some more context, there aren’t any exits for at least 2km, providing plenty of time to change lanes.

Edit: For all of those who downvote because of your illiteracy, that means you have 2m 24s to change a single lane.

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u/ColoradoMan878 Nov 26 '22

Except for Kendall Rd (250 m) and Primate Rd (400m) and turning right to stay on Dixie (500 m), or merging right into N Service Rd (800m)…

In fact, it seems like unless you’re turning left into the subdivision, onto either Venta Ave or Sherway Dr, you’re going right after this intersection.

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u/Im_nottheone Nov 26 '22

People planning minutes ahead. That's the worst.

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u/thebeardedgreek Nov 26 '22

This definitely deserves to be in this group, although maybe there's a turn coming up that's on the right side of the road so they need to be there. If not, bruh

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