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Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby Gixxer » Aug 24th, 2017, 4:59 pm

Whats with some drivers at light controlled left lane turns? They drive so slow that only 1-2 vehicles can make the turn on the green.

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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby whatwhat » Aug 24th, 2017, 5:08 pm

It's annoying??? But you can't force people to drive faster. Take a deep breath and use patience.
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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby lightspeed » Aug 24th, 2017, 6:09 pm

Gixxer wrote:Whats with some drivers at light controlled left lane turns? They drive so slow that only 1-2 vehicles can make the turn on the green.


Please do not impede their texting.
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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby jimmy4321 » Aug 24th, 2017, 6:11 pm

Slow is one thing, not launching at all or at halftime sucks!

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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby GordonH » Aug 24th, 2017, 7:52 pm

Gixxer wrote:Whats with some drivers at light controlled left lane turns? They drive so slow that only 1-2 vehicles can make the turn on the green.

lightspeed wrote:Please do not impede their texting.


Heaven forbid that call or text could make or break them, so don't pressure them to turn.

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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby RustyCrayon » Aug 31st, 2017, 8:24 pm

Gixxer wrote:Whats with some drivers at light controlled left lane turns? They drive so slow that only 1-2 vehicles can make the turn on the green.


Funny...I have noticed the same thing.
I've lived in several cities across the country, and this behaviour (the entitled driver) seems worse in the Okanagan.

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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby Woodenhead » Sep 6th, 2017, 1:06 pm

We don't have the proper shade of green here.
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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby Bsuds » Sep 6th, 2017, 1:10 pm

Woodenhead wrote:We don't have the proper shade of green here.


Or red.

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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby kgcayenne » Sep 6th, 2017, 2:09 pm

The way our bass ackwards lights are, at Ellis, if the Leon light is red, there's no way everyone turning from the highway during the advance green will fit, an I was oh-so-awkwardly stuck in the intersection one time. I was sternly reminded by the penetrating glares from Harvey southbound drivers that never should anyone proceed until they can clearly see their car will fit. Now, all bets are off if a damn tour bus is turning left into that alley to get to the restaurant. We're all screwed then.
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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby Lulu123 » Oct 5th, 2017, 3:04 pm

The left turn light needs audio. That way if someone is waiting to turn and is also texting, they will hear the "BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. Then maybe more than 4 cars behind him can turn as well!
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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby Bsuds » Oct 5th, 2017, 3:08 pm

Lulu123 wrote:The left turn light needs audio. That way if someone is waiting to turn and is also texting, they will hear the "BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. Then maybe more than 4 cars behind him can turn as well!


Better still have a monkey with a club and if someone is texting then they get hit with the club!

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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby GordonH » Oct 5th, 2017, 3:12 pm

Lulu123 wrote:The left turn light needs audio. That way if someone is waiting to turn and is also texting, they will hear the "BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. Then maybe more than 4 cars behind him can turn as well!


Actually that is already in place & is easy to use, the issue is up to next vehicle in line to implement it by pressing down on centre part of steering wheel. lol

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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby gman313 » Oct 5th, 2017, 3:27 pm

GordonH wrote:
Lulu123 wrote:The left turn light needs audio. That way if someone is waiting to turn and is also texting, they will hear the "BEEP, BEEP, BEEP. Then maybe more than 4 cars behind him can turn as well!


Actually that is already in place & is easy to use, the issue is up to next vehicle in line to implement it by pressing down on centre part of steering wheel. lol


agreed - this one really pisses me off.
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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby Gixxer » Oct 13th, 2017, 7:36 am

This was a problem before texting. There are those drivers that seem they're afraid to make that left turn any faster than 10kph
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Re: Light controlled left lane turns at intersections

Postby dodgerdodge » Oct 13th, 2017, 6:07 pm

It's all about timing and we have not managed to figure it out after all these years. If you allow cars to make a turn when through green is lit but they cannot do so until its clear and then add to that at least 2 cars in the intersection waiting there will always be a conflict. They wait maybe until its red then make their turn while the vehicles waiting to turn onto highway have a green arrow but cannot use it until the others have cleared the intersection. Add in boredom factor and a bit of phone checking and we have almost had the green arrow on time before anything moves!
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