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right turns inspired by Frogger

  • 24-03-2011 9:27pm
    Registered Users Posts: 634 ✭✭✭

    Ever been frustrated trying to make a right turn out of a slip/feeder into busy traffic?
    It can be wearying and nervewracking in a car, where you have to wait for simultaneous gaps in both directions in traffic, or else bull your way and block nearside traffic till someone on the opposite side flashes you out, considerably more so on a bike.

    That was till yesterday when after 30+ years of cycling I had an epiphany -
    Just make a left turn with the first break in nearside traffic, immediately indicate and move into the centre then make a u-turn when theres a break in the farside traffic.
    Et voila, You've made the right turn!

    AFAIK there is nothing contentious about this manouvre (I'm sure it will be pointed out if it is), I'm just amazed it took me so long to figure this out and thought I'd post it just in case there are any other cyclists with similarly staggering lack of insight.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,141 ✭✭✭Doctor Bob

    souter wrote: »
    AFAIK there is nothing contentious about this manouvre (I'm sure it will be pointed out if it is)

    If the centre line is solid white, it's not permitted, afaik.

    (Though that didn't seem to bother the drivers in two separate instances I saw today, both of whom did U-turns across solid white lines.:rolleyes:)

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,244 ✭✭✭07Lapierre

    Ive been doin it for years...

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,767 ✭✭✭✭tomasrojo

    I do it occasionally. Useful manoeuvre.