Q&A - Hung Up in the Right Turn Lane
Often, if heading north when I am on Bowen Road I will make a left turn at the Co-op bar (just above the Toyota and other car dealerships), I then turn right onto Shenton Road and run parallel to the old Island Highway until I pass Steve Marshall Ford where I use the right hand turn lane to join the traffic on Jingle Pot road and move over a lane to be able to turn left at the traffic lights onto the Old Island Hwy, heading north.
Last week I did the same thing, I was in the marked right lane on Shenton Rd but was unable to pull out/move over to the left hand lane of Jingle Pot Rd as traffic was coming down Jingle Pot. Suddenly, I had two cars honking at me and one of the cars pulled up on my inside who was turning right and told me that I was in the wrong lane as this lane was for traffic heading south. He wasn’t rude at all but just told me of, what he felt was incorrect and added that I should have been in the lane going straight ahead to cross Jingle Pot Rd or, to turn left onto Jingle Pot. He insisted that I should have used this lane and then turned right!
I hope that you can understand this explanation as I use this route quite often and without a problem and I feel sure (well almost now?) that I was in the right and would really like to know if in fact I was in the wrong??