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During a recent discussion I was having with a colleague about gap-accepting multi-lane turns, they showed me this example as they'd previously done some work in the area. It's an 'interesting' design, that's for sure. I meant to mention it here at the time but completely forgot about it, so thanks for sharing that one!
See in Jersey we do have a few of this set up where a one way road meets a two way road (or another one way road) at a crossroads and the two go together, though they aren't dual lane right turns.traffic-light-man wrote: ↑Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:05This resulted in the two-lane right and single-lane left, both with green arrows, coming in to a much more obvious conflict. From what I've observed, left turners normally end up giving way, or it is dealt with by who's can blast the vehicle's horn louder and longer.
Thankfully, this setup has now been decommissioned and the whole junction is set to become a simple crossroads within a few months.
There's no clear priority so normally the left turning and right turning traffic adopt a filter in turn rule, so take it in turns to go through the junction. Seems to work fairly well.
GSV here showing movements from both roads
That is just plain silly and dangerous. If it's deemed necessary to have 3 lanes turning right, it absolutely needs proper protected signalisation.
If traffic's oncoming from the industrial area when right-turners get the green light, it can get a bit hairy.
Both do have filter arrows but the phase starts with a green light only as you can see in the first one (and in the second one by clicking around a bit.)
Given that there's been a bit of chat about the concept of "bad" unprotected rights generally here's a particularly bad single-lane one - you'd be giving way to the blue car obscured by that tree (or at this time of year totally obscured by the pop-up Christmas trees stall that sets up there.) And of course given the distance involved, the first one or two right-turning cars will usually be able to just go for it, so the first driver who'll have to give way will actually be the second or third in the queue and won't have been able to get a good look at the junction anyway.
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