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Stop Turning Wide!

Driving in Los Angeles is frustrating enough.  Lately, I have noticed a particular habit that really drives me nuts.  I will be driving down the street in the lane next to the rightmost lane.  There driver in the right lane is attempting to turn right but in order to do so, they swing to the left first (usually into my lane) to avoid running over the curb.  I have noticed that this is particularly prevalent in older drivers who learned to drive the mammoth cars that were available in the 50s and 60s.

 

Stay in your lane

Look, modern cars have really tight turning radius and it isn’t necessary to make this maneuver.  Your Prius doesn’t handle like the Ford Galaxie that your dad (rest his soul) taught you how to drive in.  Quit swingin into my damn lane.

The DMV’s California Driver Handbook says “To make a right turn, drive close to the right edge of the road.” .  There it is in black and white.

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