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Old 10-24-2013, 10:35 PM   #76
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It used to be illegal in Wisconsin as well, but the law now says that you can pass a left-turning car as long as you don't leave the pavement. That's always been the law in most of the West.
So you can go over the fog line as long as you stay on the paved shoulder? I didn't think that was legal though EVERYBODY does it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:07 PM   #77
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Bit dangerous I think. Rude? Probably depends how you do it.
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:31 AM   #78
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i will sometimes pass on the right in that situation, but can be a bit sketchy from a safety standpoint. (not sure about the legality...i doubt it is legal around here, though.)

sometimes the driver of the car waiting to go straight has an epiphany at some point and realizes he can pass on the right, too. and then he just swings out to the right without looking to see if anyone is passing him on the right. if you are beside him at that "aha!" moment...

so i only do it if there is a lot of room, and i can get by quickly...and i'm in a hurry for some reason.
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Old 11-17-2013, 03:11 PM   #79
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Rude/fair/whatever.

If the situation is reversed what is your opinion. If continuing straight, do you pull your bike forward and to the left so the cars behind you can squeeze through and make the right turn.

I do.
I do that in my car if the car behind me has his signal on. Its courtesy imho.

If he was on a bike I'd do the same thing, only while wishing I was on my bike also.
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:22 PM   #80
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i make the turn. etiquette? if the light is green and people are turning 'n traffic is moving of course you do not ride or turn like that. it is both rude and dangerous. but if traffic is stopped and stuck and enough room is at the curb to allow you space to move up and turn? you aren't taking a space you are creating one behind you

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