TTR has far reaching affects...

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

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  2. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

    Aug 19, 2012
    There are two double lane turns I make almost daily. I know from years of familiarity with the turn that I can make both of the right hand turns from the left lane without failing to maintain my lane. Therefore I make both turns from the left lane. I may be wrong in doing so but in both instances I need to almost immediately be in the left lane for a left hand turn. Therefore I do what I feel is safer. If I wasn’t familiar with both of these turns I would likely be in the right lane and then be at the mercy of traffic to allow me to merge left for my turn. So if I see a truck slightly ahead of me making the same turn I hold back to give them the space and the opportunity to come in my lane if they are turning left at the same street as I am. The other truck may not be familiar with the turn like I am.
  3. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

    Apr 25, 2021
    That's exactly what a professional is supposed to do. I commend you, sir.
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  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    I’d have to come to complete stop blocking both lanes.

    It’s only written in english so gotta sound it out. y’all be patient.
  5. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    I was going to ask what the intersection looks like. I could totally see a situation where trucks would need to be in a far right lane because they'd have to immediately exit again onto a truck route or something.
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Basically a block or so from that light if you go west on Overland there’s a Lowe’s and a Walmart and stuff. If you go east on Overland there’s a Cat dealer and some other businesses. So it helps to know where you’re going. If you’re wanting to go east and you’re in the “truck” turn lane like he wanted to show off then immediately after making the right then you’d have to start trying to get over to the left turn lanes. If you are going south toward Kuna then you would want to turn from the right lane into the center lane so you can continue south. Lowes or WM you could make the turn from the right lane and go right into the right turn lane. There’s a lot more to it at that intersection than a simple “Trucks” sign in yellow.
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  7. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Donner party survivor

    Jan 17, 2016
    Carmichael CA
    As Jackie Gleason said and here we go again
  8. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

    Nov 18, 2014
    Land of local
    Come where I play there are no rules. You do what you do to make it work
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  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    If I’m not sure about a corner I’ll swing into the right turn lane if there is one and then back to the left so nobody can cut between me and the curb. About half the time I’m like “well there’s a lot of room here so that wasn’t necessary”. Lol.
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  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    Scottie, you did it.
    Started a new thread on an old topic that will span another thousand pages of no one agreeing on anything about the same thing.

    Good job.
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