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Old 30th May 2008, 01:05   #1
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Default The way some people turn

I seen this several times a day and it makes me wonder why do people turn this way ?
Its dangerous! bikes do this all the time and just the other day I allmost knocked one down thanks to the way this guy tried pulling a turn.

They take such sharp turns that they start turning into the wrong lane then slowly go into the correct lane.

I have seen a lot of autos, bikes and even some cars turn like this.

Red showing the way some of these people turn and the bule one showing the right way.

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Interesting topic.

I think part of it is the typical nature of people to "cut corners" literally and metaphorically whenever they get the chance to do so.

And the other reason being that some people are not very good at driving - and they start turning in way to early. Ive noticed this when people first start driving, they turn the steering wheel very slowly, sometimes bit by bit.
You can even see this happen when there is a raised median - sometimes people turn a little too early and their rear tire hits the median.

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It's worse (and very common) when the 'blue car' turns too sharp, and cuts accross the red, instead of following his own line.

Generally, cutting corners is ok if you have an unrestricted view and are not obstructing anyone else.
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Old 30th May 2008, 02:06   #4
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In North India cutting corners & nearly (or completely) hitting the oncoming vehicle is the only way people know how to take a turn!!

Hell, at times people due to their non-awareness & stupidity switch to the wrong side of the road 100-200mtrs before the turn to avoid waiting for the oncoming vehicle to pass before they can take the turn on the correct line! Add to that ignorance about these road manners & it's a pitiable situation really.
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My main irritation is when 2 lanes are turning. The car on the outer lane almost always turns into the inner lane and doesn't allow the inner lane car to go through. I get really irritated while making a turn and I have to look out for the car turning into my lane.

It's the same when I'm on the outer lane. People on the inner lane take turn and at the end dont turn sharp enough to remain in the inner lane they stick the nose of the car in the outer lane causing that car to brake.

I don't know why it's so difficult to make a turn sticking to your own lane? Everywhere else in the world they do it.
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Recently I got a nice tongue lashing from a small happy family on a hero-Honda. They cut the corner and forced me to apply brakes hardly as I was planning to make a turn to left [It was dark, my indicators were on]. But I ended being at fault according to them, because they were having a small baby & on the bike.

So being in a car in the proper lane is also an offense
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I don't know why it's so difficult to make a turn sticking to your own lane? Everywhere else in the world they do it.
Arre baba, we are in India. It's different.
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In real time, I dont think we can stick to the blue line always. In most of the cases when there is no traffic lights or cops, we may need to join the on going traffic. In such cases following the blue line will some times cause the on going traffic to brake. Where as if we try to see that there is no vehicles going in the opposite lane, then joining to the middle of the road and then attaining the speed of the on going traffic and slowly moving left will make the joining more smooth. Just a thought!!
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Totally agree, cutting corners gets to me as much as the autos going right in the middle at 10km per hour.

These guys who cut corners have 0% road sense and dont care for their fellow motorists on the road. They shouldn't be allowed to drive on the roads.


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IMHO, cutting corners is a big no at anytime day or night, clear view or not!
I was reading another recent accident thread here in T-BHP where in a blind corner 2 cars had an accident.
All this can be avoided if poeple just stick to their lanes and turn properly. What are they going to lose? another 20-30 seconds more on a turning?

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thats no excuse, just because we are in India does that mean that people never learn any road sense? or is it beyond their thinking power?
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patience my dear countrymen patience is the key!!!. Motorists on the road nowdays have no patience et all.

- they turn, like in the diagram
- they keep on driving in the wrong lane only to cross to the opposite lane when the traffic eases out.
- they cross over road dividers, remove dividers to save the extra mile of turn.
- they dont want to stop, just keep going on the wrong side or even brake, swerve and continue driving.
- they drive on pedestrian paths to reach that red light.
- they turn sharply on the road from extreme left to the right wanting the traffic behind to make way.

Road sense and lane driving , what are those ???
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Generally, the place of blue lane is occupied by parking ( yes illegal ) or someone might be selling something. It never ( 95% ) has sufficient space for doing proper turns unless main roads( I mean really main roads )
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In real time, I dont think we can stick to the blue line always. In most of the cases when there is no traffic lights or cops, we may need to join the on going traffic. In such cases following the blue line will some times cause the on going traffic to brake. Where as if we try to see that there is no vehicles going in the opposite lane, then joining to the middle of the road and then attaining the speed of the on going traffic and slowly moving left will make the joining more smooth. Just a thought!!
It may not be exactly the blue line, but approximately that is how it should be, i.e. leave enough space for other cars on your left/right before/during/after turn. This is what I often called jumping from outer lane (longer radius) to inner lane (shorter radius). I have become really sick of this that I always try to be on the outer radius whenever there is a turn or curve.
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My main irritation is when 2 lanes are turning. The car on the outer lane almost always turns into the inner lane and doesn't allow the inner lane car to go through.
Yes! I too have faced this a lot of times and it's really irritating. But I think one reason that why the cars on the outer lane tend to do that is to avoid all the autos and people who stand on the left lane of the new road. A lot of bus stops, auto stands etc. tend to be near the signals/junctions. In one of the signals here, if I am taking the turn in the inner lane, I have to watch out for two things while turning - the car in the outer lane trying to get in my lane (as you mentioned) and the people/bikes/autos jutting out of the road to my right. You hit any of them and you'll be at fault :-(.
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Thats what every cab in Gurgaon do, pathetic, I feel like killing them. Also this is what they do all the time.

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Yes! I too have faced this a lot of times and it's really irritating. But I think one reason that why the cars on the outer lane tend to do that is to avoid all the autos and people who stand on the left lane of the new road. A lot of bus stops, auto stands etc. tend to be near the signals/junctions.
then they should not be in the outer lane when turning, in the first place.
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