TTR has far reaching affects...

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by scottied67, Sep 7, 2022.

  1. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Some of you may remember a little innocuous post from some years back that spun viral right here on TTR. It was a question of which lane should truckers execute a right turn when encountering a double right turn situation. The thread responses reached epic proportion, garnering into the several thousands of responses and hundreds of pages. After the horse had been thoroughly beaten, the mods finally shut the thread down.

    But I believe that massive thread had far reaching affects. Since the debut of the thread, I have seen several states define which lane truckers should be in for double right turns; they no longer want to leave it up to the 'pro' trucker to decide because, as we saw on the thread if you ask 10,000 truckers a question you will end up with 15,000 answers. Ok so check the pics below for the definitive proper lane to be in for your double right turns and finally put this debate for rest for good! drt.jpg drt3.jpg
     
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  3. Lyle H

    Lyle H Heavy Load Member

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    So they still trust truckers to know which lane to turn left in there?
     
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  4. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

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    The sign stating "TRUCKS" is rather vague.
    ALL TRUCKS or BOX TRUCKS or EXCEPTIONS FOR OVERSIZE/OVERWIDE??
    Typical State Sign.
    Sometimes the Inside "Clearance" doesn't allow Clearance.
    'Tween 00:01 and 05:00 should be "Choose Your Best Lane Option".
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    For Double Left Turn Lanes, whether a car or CMV, I wood B In The Right Left Lane, not the Left Left Lane.
     
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  5. tiddlytanker

    tiddlytanker Light Load Member

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    By default you would want to be in the left lane because otherwise you will be taking out curbs, signs, and stop lights. I guess they designed this intersection for trucks to be in the right lane.

    I really appreciate the signage and wish they would do it more. Sometimes I dont recognize its a double turn lane until its too late and then I have to rely on drivers being courteous and letting me change lanes.
     
  6. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    Your example only proves that's the appropriate lane for that particular turn. They're all different and most of us know it's usually the outside lane that's wide enough for us...but not always as your example shows.
     
  7. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

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    A lot of times you don’t know that an intersection has double turn lanes until you get right up on it. They need to do a better job with signs further back so we can get in the outside lane. Right or left turns turning in the inside lane is a no no for me. This particular intersection shown is designed for trucks to turn in that lane. Most are not, you’d be swinging wide into the outer lane.
     
  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Is that even a legal regulatory sign? I don't see a white background on the lower part.
     
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  9. Terlingua

    Terlingua Medium Load Member

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    Schneider teaches students to use the right hand lane when two lanes turn right and keep going forward into the left lanes space when it's clear if needed to make the turn. They want you keep the traffic on your drivers side instead of the blind side. That or make a buttonhook and control both lanes.
     
  10. Cat sdp

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    I’d block both lanes……. But some say I have an attitude problem
     
  11. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Post #8 above explains why the right turn lane is the proper one.
     
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