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Old 04-14-2019, 07:31 PM
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I've turned left from this intersection a thousand times and other similar intersections, so I always anticipate something like this will happen. Today, it did.

 
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:35 PM
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That intersection needs to have some arrows on the ground. Left lane: left turn or straight, Right lane: straight. Thankfully today wasn't your day, in the future I'd stick with the left lane, if I was planning on turning left.
 
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Originally Posted by jeffro09 View Post
That intersection needs to have some arrows on the ground. Left lane: left turn or straight, Right lane: straight. Thankfully today wasn't your day, in the future I'd stick with the left lane, if I was planning on turning left.
The pause in the video shows the second of two signs showing the inside lane is left turn only. Of course, I saw him change lanes behind me as we were approaching the intersection, so I was expecting the worst. Before TxDot had repaving done to this road, there used to be painted arrows on the pavement along with broken painted lines and ,I believe, there were signs on the horizontal pole adjacent to the stop lights.
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 07:57 PM
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You can't fix stupid *** cagers. I see that type of crap all the time here in San Antonio. I shouldn't be surprised at what I see here but sometimes I'm like wow...…...I can't believe that idiot just did that. Glad you're ok. Got to keep your head on a swivel.
 
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That was to close and that sign is too small. Good thing you were aware of the car behind you, good job. I agree with Jeff, unless your making a quick right after the turn I’d use the left lane.
 
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Old 04-14-2019, 08:00 PM
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The pause in the video shows the second of two signs showing the inside lane is left turn only. Of course, I saw him change lanes behind me as we were approaching the intersection, so I was expecting the worst. Before TxDot had repaving done to this road, there used to be painted arrows on the pavement along with broken painted lines and ,I believe, there were signs on the horizontal pole adjacent to the stop lights.
Signs and arrows don't stop stupid.

Better stick to the left lane for left turns in the future.....just to be safe.....and alive a bit longer.
 
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At that intersection I would expect that. Very poorly marked.

By the time you look up from your Twitter feed you've missed it.
 
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Originally Posted by jeffro09 View Post
Signs and arrows don't stop stupid.

Better stick to the left lane for left turns in the future.....just to be safe.....and alive a bit longer.
Like I said, I've turned left at this intersection many, many times. The vast majority of the time, the light is red when I come up on this intersection and there can be 10-20 cars in the inside lane and one, two or none in the right lane. The road I turned on leads to the cruise terminals in downtown Galveston, so it is a very popular road, especially on weekends. If you don't catch the green, the next green takes what seems like 5 minutes. I will continue to use the right lane as I almost always do and, like I always do and as I did in this case, I expect idiots will ignore the two signs and I react accordingly. Thanks for the advice, though.
 
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At that intersection I would expect that. Very poorly marked.

By the time you look up from your Twitter feed you've missed it.
I was disappointed when I looked closer.


 
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I would make sure to stay in the left lane at that or similar intersections to try and avoid that situation. Too many idiots out there. I have video of nearly the same thing happening to my son down in Louisiana turning onto I-10
 

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