A Quick Reminder On How To Make A Left Turn

Written by Boston Biker on Jul 16

So it would seem that people need a bit of a reminder, lets do this in a series of question and answer groups.

1. Do you have the green light?

No – Stay the fuck where you are, do not creep forward, do not pull into the intersection
Yes – Go to question 2.

2. Do you have a green left arrow?

No – if the light is green, feel free to move forward a bit, but don’t even think about creeping over into the oncoming traffics lane. Go to question 3.
Yes – Make your turn! You win at life!

3. Do you have a green light and there are NO cars/trucks/BICYCLES/bus’s etc driving toward you?

Yes – Make your turn! You win at life!
No – Go to question 4.

4. Do you have a green light, and there ARE cars/trucks/BICYCLES/bus’s etc driving toward you?

Yes – DON’T FUCKING TURN! It is not your turn to go, wait. Wait till every single one of the other people in the oncoming lane have gone, don’t creep into their lane, don’t edge out, and for damn sure don’t nearly run them over. You have to wait, you simply must wait. You have to suck it up and remember that the world doesn’t revolve around you, wait. If you do creep into the oncoming lane, expect to be honked at, expect to be given the finger, expect to get angry looks. It’s NOT YOUR TURN TO GO. I don’t know how else to explain this to you, remember in school where they made you wait for a cookie, and you had to wait till it was your turn to go get the cookie, it’s like that. You know when you wait at the grocery store to buy your stuff, and you have to wait till it is your turn to check out, like that. You know how at the bank you have to wait till the person in front of you is done before you go, just like that. WAIT, wait your turn…no really wait your turn.

No – Make your turn! You win at life!

Some examples of what NOT to do.

ps. this applies to you people on bikes as well see below


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2 Responses to “A Quick Reminder On How To Make A Left Turn”

  1. By shawsheen on Jul 17, 2009 | Reply

    I can say this for sure. Having been hit by a car 3 separate times back in the day (early 1970’s): 1) It hurt a lot, twice I needed medical attention, once being for a loss of consciousness. One wicked headache for a day or two after; 2) All of the vehicle drivers were at fault; 3) All of the drivers said “…I never saw him…” I know that some cyclist will say; “But they were wrong” However remember this…As a bicycle rider, you can be dead right! A mute point don’t you think?

  2. By Boston Biker on Jul 17, 2009 | Reply

    Yes I agree car’s are always going to win in a fight…however I reject the premise that “because they are bigger” we shouldn’t try to educated people in the right way to do things. And as you can see I include other cyclists in my examples.

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