Oct 06 2008

People who don’t pull into the intersection in a left turn lane!

Published by at 3:00 am under Jerks,Why?!?

It is such a simple concept. When you are in a left turn lane and the light is green, pull your stupid car into the intersection so you AND the car behind you can turn left when the light turns red.

I feel comfortable saying that people who refuse to do this are the worst people in the world. They are monsters. They are worse than child molesters. They are essentially terrorists who terrorize our nation by giving awesome drivers like me small rage-induced strokes several times a day.

It’s pointless to give these turds a friendly honk because it will only confuse their already overworked brains. All you can do is make sad, pleading faces and mouth the word “PLEASE” in hopes they will look in their rear view mirror and realize what a horrible person they are.

If you are one of these people please slap yourself and leave a written apology in the comments. Thank you.

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21 comments so far

21 comments to “People who don’t pull into the intersection in a left turn lane!”

  1. Bennon 06 Oct 2008 at 5:36 am

    I don’t like the ones that refuse to get in the center turning lane and don’t put on their turn signal. That’s not as bad as yours, though. Waiting for the light to turn green an hour later is a pretty big pain in the ass. And I have to deal with it every time I hit a stop light because of all the genius teenage drivers that don’t know where the break is (or the accelerator when needed.) We should just ship all stupid people over to Australia and take away all their food.

  2. 8bitheroon 06 Oct 2008 at 6:01 am

    It is still running a red light if you are in the intersection or not.

  3. You Just Made My List!on 06 Oct 2008 at 10:05 am

    Benn, I like your idea to ship these people to Australia but waht about the people who already live there? Are they going to be able to eat? Otherwise it seems a little unfair to them, all they did was be Australian.

    8bither, Maybe you are misunderstanding me. If you are in left turn lane and the light is green but you are unable to turn left due to oncoming traffic you are supposed to pull into the intersection and wait for an opportunity to turn. Most likely this opportunity is going to come when the light turns yellow/red and the oncoming traffic stops. It’s not running a red light it’s driving like an awesome person! It also happens to be the correct way according to “The Rules of the Road.”

  4. LLGon 06 Oct 2008 at 10:39 am

    What I love is when you pull into the intersection to wait your turn and the five cars behind you believe your station in the middle held their spot to turn as well (even if the light turns yellow before the onslaught of three lane traffic dwindles down) and nicely turn your accurate-left-turn into a mini-red-light-run parade.

    I just take the back roads now, no stop signs, no lights, a few one way streets, and a complete absence of bad-driver headaches.

  5. You Just Made My List!on 06 Oct 2008 at 10:47 am

    LLG, yes I should have mentioned that too. I dislike greedy drivers. I am happy to wait my turn at a light but when a legal and MORAL (so moral) opportunity to turn is squandered I feel the weight of the world come crashing down upon me. Why is the world so cruel to me? Sure, there are starving people out there somewhere but at least they have never known the pain of being trapped in a left turn lane. Where’s my Live Aid? WHERE?

  6. Creature of Habiton 06 Oct 2008 at 1:17 pm

    You would absoltuely HATE driving in Boston then, friend. It’s mind boggling, the little vernacular “rules” they’ve created here!

  7. MalaSuerteon 06 Oct 2008 at 1:27 pm

    This post makes me smile…
    I drive truck for a living. As in Big Rigs.
    And if I’m first in line at the left turn, I will OWN that intersection, baby. I will own it when making a right turn, too, if the streets are narrow enough.
    8bithero, unless your community has a specific regulation prohibiting it, you CAN wait in the intersection for your opportunity to turn. Like list guy said, sometimes you have to wait for the yellow. That yellow light between the green and red is there specifically to allow those vehicles already in the intersection to move on before the direction of traffic changes.

    LLG, I call ’em ducklings, cause no matter where I’ve been turning, there are always 4-5 cars behind me using me as ‘cover’ to cheat the intersection…. ends up looking like a mother duck and her babies waddling across the street.

    I could go on all day about crappy road behavior, but it’s stuff we all put up with at one time or another. I will say that it is much easier to be patient and laugh at stupid behavior when you’re paid to be out there.

  8. Person who doesn't pull into the intersection in a left turn laneon 06 Oct 2008 at 1:30 pm

    I’m sorry.

    I just slapped myself.

  9. Johnon 06 Oct 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Your a prick!

  10. Willon 06 Oct 2008 at 3:00 pm

    The state of Colorado now teaches all it’s new drivers to NOT pull into the intersection at a left turn light, because you could potentally block an emergency vehicle trying to make it through the intersection when they have a red light. Personally I’d rather cause those behind me a minor inconvienence than be T-boned by a speeding fire truck.

  11. Jon 06 Oct 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Are you kidding? I don’t know how many times I’ve been blocked at intersections by idiots who pull into the intersection before getting the left arrow because they think it will be their turn when the signal changes. Not every intersection is set up to go directly from green to left arrow, in fact most are not. Sometimes the next green goes to the oncoming traffic or the people who are traveling across the intersection on the street you’re waiting to turn onto. You should always stay out of the intersection unless you can make it all the way across, otherwise you may end up blocking the intersection which can get you a ticket if a cop sees you doing it.

  12. deathon 06 Oct 2008 at 4:38 pm

    Don’t send them to Australia, we have enough of those arseholes here already! Except it’s the right hand turn, not left haha

  13. You Just Made My List!on 06 Oct 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I had not idea this post would be the most controversial ever!

    Creature, I am never driving in Boston.

    Mala, you are a truck driver? That rules, I have always wanted to drive a big rig! Not for a living but for fun.

    John, Who’s a prick? Me? Maybe.

    Will, I am never driving in Colorado again.

    J, I think we are talking about different things. I’m talking about entering the intersection when YOU have the green light and waiting until you are able to turn.

    To everyone, I should have mentioned earlier that I am the world’s BEST driver!

  14. You Just Made My List!on 06 Oct 2008 at 4:47 pm

    death, nice to hear from Australia! I forgot that your issue would be with RIGHT turn lanes. Is that because your toilets flush in the opposite direction?

  15. Bennon 06 Oct 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Well, I’m sorry to say it Australia, but if I could send them all over there I would. If you want to leave you can. If not, I’d just say you’ve got to deal with them. I’d say we could send them to another country/continent but there’s just no room for all of them anywhere else. You’re just a big lonesome desert (for the most part) and China, well, they’re almost a third world country. But then again, maybe China would be better for them. Or Canada.
    Sorry for the Continent bashing death. I meant no true harm by it. But I still believe it true.

  16. deathon 07 Oct 2008 at 4:26 pm

    haha I think you’re forgetting Antarctica Benn, it’s perfect, no roads, no one else to bother, best of all they’ll die out within days due to the harsh weather and lack of supplies.
    As to the whole toilet flushing thing, it really doesn’t go in a particular direction, from what I understand we have a significantly less amount of water in the bowl than the toilets over there, so it just kinda goes down the pipes before you know it hehe

  17. amsteackon 08 Oct 2008 at 1:48 pm

    Yes this is very disturbing but my all time favorit is crossing a major intersection with 4 lanes and the one jack ass has to turn in the middle lane thereby hold up those in back and those needing to turn the opposite way and still sitting there when the light turns red and then the new traffice starts comming. What a cluster F#@^! Why can’t they go to the outer land and use the crossover to the middle lane.

    Please answer.

  18. Stephanieon 17 Nov 2008 at 10:38 am

    I’m sorry but with the way that people drive around here, I would be killed by now if I waited in the middle of the intersection to turn left after yielding to the right-of-way… either by a.) the 10 cars that continue to pass through the intersection after the light turns red or b.) the cars that will be anxiously awaiting their turn to come through from the opposite sides of the intersection after I’m stuck there from everybody who decides to keep running the red light. BUT… I’ll happily move to Australia!

  19. Joeon 11 Mar 2009 at 6:44 am

    It is illegal to enter the intersection until it is safe to make the left turn. Stopping behind the line and waiting, like these people are doing, is correct and what you are wanting to do is incorrect and can be ticketed.

  20. You Just Made My List!on 11 Mar 2009 at 8:48 am

    Joe – Maybe in your state but what I am describing is exactly what I was taught in driver’s ed.

  21. bad drivers are lameon 02 Mar 2011 at 10:35 am

    You know i drive the bus 9 hours a day, I see them all they are the stupidest lamest drivers, yes they are supposed to pull up in the middle of the intersection when making a left. Its just this clueless people. But all of us know, they are all mentally insufficient at their other activities too, so too bad.