Making A Right Turn From The Left Lane

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Making A Right Turn From The Left Lane

 

Pondering Direction

 

Making A Right Turn From The Left Lane 

 

Recently I saw it happen.  For a split second I wanted a police car to show up but it was early, very little traffic so I guess this may be example of  "No Harm".   

 

I then wondered about changing directions.  Was that it?  A missed opportunity?  A possible short cut idea?  My mind wandered a bit and that later led to some pondering.   

 

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. 

You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. 

You're on your own, and you know what you know. 

And you're the guy who'll decide where to go.

                                                                                                                 Dr Seuss 

 

When it comes to direction it doesn't always include a set destination, although it certainly can.  Perhaps that journey includes a detour or two along the way. We can likely agree that this can be so.  An enjoyable side trip.  A memorable moment-to-be.  Is a destination the ulimate goal?  Or is it something we learn as we travel?  Again, I guess the answer depends.  For the person.  And the situation.  Timing too.   Some paths have a destination.  Others maybe not.

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com

 

 

Making A Right Turn From The Left Lane  

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

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Rainmaker
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Michael, We actually witnessed the opposite... a left turn from the right lane. The car was directly in front of us, and Larry was able to control the situation. Talk about taking the wrong path!

May 19, 2019 06:22 AM #16
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Brian England
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I think that I have done that a couple of times, haha.  There is a light near me where the right lane always gets backed up, so a couple of times the middle lane has been open when the light turns red.  Since the turn signals come first, I know that no cars will be going into the lane that I plan to go into, so I go ahead and make my right-hand turn, haha.  Not sure if it is legal or not, but if it isn't why is it wrong?  I stopped, looked both ways and made the turn safely, haha.

May 19, 2019 07:00 AM #17
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - all choices made don't necessarily make sense as we know.  We see evidence of this a lot and not always on the road either.

 And some call Californians crazy drivers.  More proof that there is a competition it seems.  Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 

Brian England - I don't know the traffic laws in Arizona so I can't answer to that.  Nor have I experienced your driving expertise.  LOL

May 19, 2019 08:35 AM #18
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Some of us do need to make some changes. 

Be alert for changing pathways.

May 19, 2019 08:54 AM #19
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Michael Jacobs
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Roy Kelley  - very true and in reference to roadways - detours  happen and a yield sign is not necessarily an indication to stop.  

May 19, 2019 09:06 AM #20
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Hi Michael Jacobs - Boy that Dr. Seuss quote fit right in. It was if it was made for this post!

May 19, 2019 06:30 PM #21
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Michael, a detour or two always seems to be a part of the journey called life. I'm not so sure about this drivers decision but, you're right. No harm. 

May 20, 2019 05:23 AM #22
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - after I saw this quote, I ended my search.  It seemed to fit just right.  Dr Seuss does that, doesn't he?

Amanda S. Davidson - I admit my first reaction when I realized no one was going to be hurt was hoping that some blaring sirens from a police patrol car were not far behind.  

May 20, 2019 07:02 AM #23
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Michael Jacobs - Knowing the feeling of someone making a left turn in front of me from the right lane this past weekend, I could have a lot to say but will keep my thoughts to myself.

Dr. Seuss always provided the best medicine and gave us something smart to think about. I love that quote.

While I think it's great to make other plans and change your mind, after all, life is an adventure, it doesn't have to pose a risk, especially on the road to others. Sometimes when someone pulls a fast move on us and we aren't prepared, and we were lucky, we need to pull over and just be thankful and sit and ponder about what's really important and not get all worked up about what could of but didn't happen. 

Be safe, not sorry.

May 20, 2019 07:45 AM #24
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - there is certainly a lot to be said about being safe and not sorry.  And lots more too.  Plenty of pondering material.  I am hopeful that your weekend was good otherwise and that your upcoming week brings many new adventures. 

May 20, 2019 08:23 AM #25
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I often times find myself on a side trip....

I rarely make it from Point A to Point B without several detours of some kind.

May 20, 2019 09:54 AM #26
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Sharon Tara - a side trip, a diversion or a detour each is a page we experience when you look at the roadmap of life.  

May 20, 2019 10:21 AM #27
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Oh, the places you'll go when pondering making a right turn from the left lane, Michael! 

I loved readig Dr. Seuss to the boys when they were little - such fun and great fodder for pondering together!

May 20, 2019 07:06 PM #28
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - Dr Seuss may be the ideal muse for pondering if one exists. 

May 20, 2019 07:41 PM #29
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My dad literally did that just prior to having us suggest no more driving - fortunately his doctor was the one who told him "time to turn in your license." I think it was one of the toughest things for him to accept. 

As for right turns from left lanes, and left turns from right lanes - in my brain it happens all the time. :) 

 

May 22, 2019 07:40 AM #30
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Debb Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - definitely more frequent than it should be.  

May 22, 2019 08:16 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs a month or so ago I was smack dab in the middle of a lady making a left turn but she was turning into the far right turn. There was a guy on a bike right next to me - and I thought oh my God he's going to get hit. Then from out of nowhere another guy going straight thru (probably running a red light and going too fast) saw the lady turning into the wrong lane. He did the best he could to avoid the biker and me and ran his car up on a big rock and then hit a tree. The lady ran into him. What a mess. Thankfully everyone was fine..but it did shake me up a bit.

May 23, 2019 02:39 PM #32
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Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - Yikes!  That scene seems to be occurring often in Los Angeles and is often replayed on local news but with a twist of sorts such as a slow speed chase or where  it is being captured by an "eyewitness".  Only in Hollywood...I guess.  I am glad to hear the outcome in your situation wasn't as bad as it could have been.  

May 23, 2019 02:52 PM #33
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Michael, we are seeing more and more of this bad driving here in Denver.   SO BAD! 

May 24, 2019 10:26 AM #34
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Joan Cox - I don't know if there is a competition among cities for bad driving it's certainly not an honor.

May 24, 2019 10:34 AM #35
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