BC Bad Driver of the Week - Left Turn Into Wrong Lane
I almost hesitate labelling this one Bad Driver of the Week because I know how easy this is to do if you are not paying attention. I did this once at a T intersection where there was a particularly wide median that made either direction look like two different roads to me. However, the driver of the gray car at the middle left approaches the intersection on a green light intending to turn left. The driver pauses while waiting for oncoming traffic to clear and then turns left into the oncoming lane for cross traffic. Fortunately, there is a break in the median where the railroad tracks cross and the driver is able to use it to get back into the proper lane.
Here is a Google street view of the intersection, which is Highway 1 and Ludlow Road in Ladysmith, BC:
There doesn't appear to be a clear reason for doing this. The island is marked and the view is clear. Perhaps the driver was concentrating more on finding a place to make the left turn than they were on where they were turning to? Had the driver pulled into the intersection, stopping before the center and then waited to turn, starting the turn further into the intersection would have encouraged the movement into the correct lane. Waiting in the intersection instead of where this driver did is the accepted practice for making a left turn in these circumstances.