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Old 09-05-2019, 02:47 PM
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Hubby as a professional driver, expects everyone to drive appropriately. I tell him there are different rules in TV. Many drivers would love to drive with his reflexes but they can’t. Some people would rather not drive at all but they they have to - to go anywhere. Not only is everything, like groceries, far away from most homes, there aren’t even sidewalks to walk on. And no public transportation at all.

So in my opinion, if you have a lot of trouble with old folks attempt at driving, either get behind public transportation for TV, or go live somewhere else where these are not problems. Because those old folks are not going to get any younger!
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Old 09-05-2019, 05:18 PM
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Yes you are right,quite a few years ago when Yankees invaded Florida.Why do you think these drivers you are complaining about are Floridians ?
Because I have lived in the south my entire life. When the trend started many years ago, it certainly appeared to me the vehicles all had FL plates. And, when I visited FL I found it to be common. I don’t know, though, if the drivers were originally from FL or were transplants. The problem did not exist in GA or SC until recent years where it has become more and more common.

Several years ago, GA passed a law allowing drivers to be ticketed who drove in the left lane without moving over. I have never seen it enforced, though, and in fact I rarely see highway patrol vehicle anywhere but the left lane.

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Old 09-05-2019, 07:50 PM
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If you're turning left onto a 4-lane road, there should be no traffic to clear, or you shouldn't be making your left hand turn.
I often drive north on Morse and stop at 466A, planning to turn left.

When I get the turn signal to turn left, I go west on 466A and stay in the left lane. The cars coming south on Morse have a red light, but they often go west on 466A and are right beside me.

I keep driving at 40-45 mph in the left lane of 466A until the cars in the right lane give me a chance to pull into the right lane.
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Old 09-05-2019, 07:53 PM
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Oh, they're gonna turn left just, 3 or 4 miles further down, and they want to be ready!
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:32 PM
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No ned to worry, it's just the old year round residents that shouldn't be driving anymore. Everything will get better as soon as all the snowbirds start their migration south.
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Old 09-05-2019, 08:45 PM
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I often drive north on Morse and stop at 466A, planning to turn left.

When I get the turn signal to turn left, I go west on 466A and stay in the left lane. The cars coming south on Morse have a red light, but they often go west on 466A and are right beside me.

I keep driving at 40-45 mph in the left lane of 466A until the cars in the right lane give me a chance to pull into the right lane.
Understood. But there should still only be one vehicle who is...illegally...turning right-on-red into your path. Should be a pretty easy quick adjustment to get over to the right lane.

The above assumes you have a green arrow. If you have only a green ball, then the right turner likely has the right-of-way and you should be waiting on them to complete their right turn before you complete your left turn. Another easy adjustment into the right lane.

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Old 09-05-2019, 10:16 PM
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Understood. But there should still only be one vehicle who is...illegally...turning right-on-red into your path.
Often there are more than two vehicles turning west on 466A at the red light. They usually go faster than I choose to drive, so I wait until all of them are past before I pull over to the right lane.

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The above assumes you have a green arrow.
Yes.

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If you have only a green ball, then the right turner likely has the right-of-way and you should be waiting on them to complete their right turn before you complete your left turn.
Yes, that is what I do if I only have a green ball.
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Old 09-05-2019, 10:51 PM
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Often there are more than two vehicles turning west on 466A at the red light. They usually go faster than I choose to drive, so I wait until all of them are past before I pull over to the right lane.

Yes.

Yes, that is what I do if I only have a green ball.
Sounds like you’re a safe driver.

The drivers who are making a right-turn-on-red while you’re performing a left turn with a green arrow are breaking the law.
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Old 09-05-2019, 11:10 PM
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The drivers who are making a right-turn-on-red while you’re performing a left turn with a green arrow are breaking the law.
We didn't face that as often in Virginia but it seems to happen all the time down here.

For example, we often leave Brownwood and go south on Powell Road to reach Route 44, wait for the light, and turn west on Route 44. Many times cars come out of the road next to Sparr and turn west on Route 44, even though they have a red light.

Since we are in the left lane of Route 44, there is no problem. When the traffic clears up, I move to the right lane.
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Old 09-06-2019, 06:34 AM
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Maybe write a book, with all the options........
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