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Old 06-11-2016, 01:18 PM
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...I have another opinion as to why the sheriff refused your request. He was faced with a "he says she says" scenario what did you expect the sheriff to do?...
Agree.

Imagine if you could simply call a LEO and sic that officer onto somebody at your whim with no physical evidence.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:22 PM
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Agree.

Imagine if you could simply call a LEO and sic that officer onto somebody at your whim with no physical evidence.
Not to even mention, going through the effort to post a photo of someone's license plate/vehicle and asking others to identify them (without any proof of what really happened) smacks of being pretty creepy and potentially a libel case for the auto driver.

And if they did/do find out who this person was/is, especially after already calling law enforcement who took no action, exactly what is the intent of the biker group once they have the info?

Pretty weird and creepy in my book.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:52 PM
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Before you enter every circle there is a sign showing you which lanes you should use depending on which lane you enter the circle. If you enter in the right lane you can turn right or go straight through. If you enter in the left lane you can go straight or turn left. A number of times I've almost been in an accident because someone in the right lane enters the circle and turns left. Watch the eastbound cars on Stillwater entering the circle at Morse. 80% of them end up turning left even though a car in the left lane had the right to go straight. Putting up those green signs before the traffic circles was a waste of time and money.
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Old 06-12-2016, 08:24 AM
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Before you enter every circle there is a sign showing you which lanes you should use depending on which lane you enter the circle. If you enter in the right lane you can turn right or go straight through. If you enter in the left lane you can go straight or turn left. A number of times I've almost been in an accident because someone in the right lane enters the circle and turns left. Watch the eastbound cars on Stillwater entering the circle at Morse. 80% of them end up turning left even though a car in the left lane had the right to go straight. Putting up those green signs before the traffic circles was a waste of time and money.
Also when westbound on Stillwater and you approach Buena Vista there are two lanes. The right lane is right turn only since there is no straight street exit. That right turn will take you north on Buena Vista. The left lane is for the traffic circle and will lead you to BV southbound. I've seen almost everytime a car in the right lane not make the right turn, but will enter the traffic circle sometimes driving parallel to the car in the left lane.

Right lane Stillwater at Buena Vista add this painted arrow to road surface.



Left lane at Stillwater arrow indicated straight traffic headed into the traffic circle.

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Old 06-12-2016, 09:11 AM
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Before you enter every circle there is a sign showing you which lanes you should use depending on which lane you enter the circle. If you enter in the right lane you can turn right or go straight through. If you enter in the left lane you can go straight or turn left. A number of times I've almost been in an accident because someone in the right lane enters the circle and turns left. Watch the eastbound cars on Stillwater entering the circle at Morse. 80% of them end up turning left even though a car in the left lane had the right to go straight. Putting up those green signs before the traffic circles was a waste of time and money.
I think there had to be some benefit. Many motorist actually read road signs.
What would you suggest in place of the signs?
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Old 06-12-2016, 09:46 AM
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When entering a roundabout, I always assume the person on my right, might go three quarters around to make their turn and then drive accordingly.

By keeping far enough behind the person on my right, has saved me from getting into an accident. I slipped up once and the person on my right, was forced to go to the next roundabout, as they realized they had made a mistake.

Florida is a state where even if your not at fault, your insurance will go up.

It pays not to be in a rush and to drive defensively.

I should follow my own advice.
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Old 06-12-2016, 10:12 AM
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When entering a roundabout, I always assume the person on my right, might go three quarters around to make their turn and then drive accordingly.
Yes, that is exactly what I will to do when driving in the inside lane of a roundabout. If a person in the outside lane is in front of me, I will not assume they are going to turn right.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:56 PM
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Yes, that is exactly what I will to do when driving in the inside lane of a roundabout. If a person in the outside lane is in front of me, I will not assume they are going to turn right.
Exactly.

And that is the reason I have gotten in the habit of using my turn signal (right hand) when on the inside lane and plan on exiting in the left lane, on the other side of the roundabout.

I don't trust that outside lane driver is going to turn right and in fact, the dotted line separating the lanes in the roundabout in a lot of areas allows them to go straight (continue around the circle) legally.

However, if they go straight and I'm turning...things could turn out badly.
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Old 06-12-2016, 07:54 PM
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It's so simple! Just watch the lines on the road. You never cross a solid white line, you only cross a dotted line when it is clear. If "they" would just post signs to that effect, then maybe not so many accidents.
However, I also do not trust the other drivers and drive defensively watching for those who won't/don't pay attention to the lanes and lines.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:28 AM
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Yes, that is exactly what I will to do when driving in the inside lane of a roundabout. If a person in the outside lane is in front of me, I will not assume they are going to turn right.
And you should not make that assumption.

As we all know, someone entering in the right lane who intends to take the second exit will correctly pass the first exit. To me, that is really no different than someone incorrectly passing two exits.

Keep a close eye on all other cars, and use turn signals.
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