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To think these drivers are wrong wrong wrong. Driving thread - with bonus diagram

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Lenl Thu 23-Nov-17 18:05:26

Crossroads. Lanes A and B are on minor roads, coming onto a 40mph limit road with two lanes both ways (see Lane 1 and Lane 2). The cross roads are traffic light controlled. Both minor roads get green lights at the same time. There are no filter arrows.

You are in Lane A. You want to turn right onto the main road. There are cars in Lane B also signalling to turn down this road (left turn for B).

The lights turn green. You:

1) Pull out into the junction, wait until there are no cars approaching in Lane B, and make your turn. You can go into Lanes 1 or 2.

2) Turn right at the same time as cars in Lane B are turning left. Assume all cars in Lane B will turn into Lane 1, therefore you can turn into Lane 2.

Further information: there is a petrol station about 200m up the road with Lanes 1 and 2, you need to be in Lane 2 to access this. However I think this shouldn't change what I think is the correct answer grin.

flowery Thu 23-Nov-17 18:09:13


Familyof3or4 Thu 23-Nov-17 18:10:29


IsadoraJ Thu 23-Nov-17 18:11:29


Kelsoooo Thu 23-Nov-17 18:12:03


AlternativeTentacle Thu 23-Nov-17 18:12:36

2 - You cannot assume that the people will turn into lane 1, as what about the people driving straight on?

So the answer has to be 1

scaryteacher Thu 23-Nov-17 18:13:29

Well, I'd be doing 2, but I live in Belgium, where it's a bloody free for all. I don't think 2 is wrong, especially as you might get stranded with the lights against you in the middle if you wait for everything to go through from the opposite lane.

ClaudiaWankleman Thu 23-Nov-17 18:13:59

1. Cars may not turn left - you have to wait for a gap before you can cross their lane safely.

FlouncyDoves Thu 23-Nov-17 18:14:46


Goldenpombear Thu 23-Nov-17 18:16:10


GrouchyKiwi Thu 23-Nov-17 18:16:38


DrFoxtrot Thu 23-Nov-17 18:18:23


DiscoMoo Thu 23-Nov-17 18:18:50

1, because those turning left can turn into either lane 1 or lane 2.

DrFoxtrot Thu 23-Nov-17 18:19:12

You are crossing the carriageway so you surely have to give way until there are no other vehicles coming from B?

blueskyinmarch Thu 23-Nov-17 18:19:23

1. You have to wait until all the drivers opposite have cleared before you can go.

Flibbertyjibbit Thu 23-Nov-17 18:20:21

1, because lane B has right of way to go straight over if they want. So you wait until lane B is clear/empty then turn into lane 1 or 2

Topseyt Thu 23-Nov-17 18:21:14

I would use option 1.

Gatehouse77 Thu 23-Nov-17 18:21:16


Battyoldbat Thu 23-Nov-17 18:22:37

Yep, 1 here too. Turning right has to wait until the junction is clear.

ItsNachoCheese Thu 23-Nov-17 18:23:31


whathaveiforgottentoday Thu 23-Nov-17 18:24:26


Madasahattersteaparty1749 Thu 23-Nov-17 18:24:41


snozzlemaid Thu 23-Nov-17 18:26:53

Definitely 1. You don't know which lane B will go into after turning.

lljkk Thu 23-Nov-17 18:27:13

1... however, I learnt to drive in another country which would have said 2 was fine. In UK, though, even when you turn right, driving instructor told me to get over to left ASAP, so cannot turn into the Lane1-2 area until there is no obstruction to getting to the left lane.

Ameliablue Thu 23-Nov-17 18:27:18

We've got a similar junction near here, it annoys me when drivers do 2.

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