Q&A - Problem With Cyclist at Intersection
I wanted to turn left from one angled road onto another angled road.
Two vehicles were stopped at the stop sign.
The first vehicle was turning right and as he did, I prepared to turn left...suddenly I have a cyclist turning left from the same spot as the car; the cyclist was not obvious tucked beside the car. I could have hit the cyclist.
This bothered me; I pulled over, parked and reviewed what just happened and why did it happen.
So my question is: if a cyclist and a car are stopped at a stop sign, should there not be a way to determine which one goes first? I don't think both should proceed at the same time...one in each direction, especially because I'm on the flowing road.
It is now obvious to me that the cyclist made a huge error turning left. But still, the car and the cyclist should have had a way to line up instead of being side by side.