||[Apr. 25th, 2014|06:32 pm]
The Question Club
WWYD traffic question:|
On my morning commute, there is a stop sign at which I turn right. The road I am turning onto immediately forks, and I need to be on the left fork. There is only one lane on the road I'm turning from, however there is room for two lanes. Given that there is no second lane, I've been staying on the right and cutting across the right fork to get to the left fork (I am the red car in the diagram below, though I don't follow the trajectory I have drawn). Many mornings, people will stop to the left of where I am (where the blue car is), forming another lane, to turn onto the left fork. I have almost gotten hit from people doing this because they assume I'm turning onto the right fork. I reiterate, there is only one lane designated here, though there is room for two. Now that I've almost gotten into an accident, if there's a left lane already formed, I stay in that, but when I arrive at it and no one else is there yet, I tend to stay to the right anyway, since legally that seems to be what I should do.
What would you do when you arrive at this intersection if you were me? Should I just suck it up and stay in the left lane always, even though legally there isn't a left lane? They should totally paint two lanes here, y/n?
( Diagram under here, excuse my shitty Paintbrush skillsCollapse )