"First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win." ~Mahatma Gandhi
The funny thing about this notice is that it tells operators to execute an illegal left-hand turn.811.340 Improperly executed left turn; penalty. (1) A person commits the offense of making an improperly executed left turn if the person operates a vehicle and is intending to turn the vehicle to the left and the person does not:(a) Approach the turn in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the direction of travel of the turning vehicle;(b) Make the left turn to the left of the center of the intersection whenever practicable; and(c) Except as otherwise allowed by ORS 811.346, leave the intersection or other location in the extreme left-hand lane lawfully available to traffic moving in the same direction as such vehicle on the roadway being entered.(2) The offense described in this section, improperly executing a left turn, is a Class B traffic violation. [1983 c.338 §624; 1985 c.16 §312; 1995 c.383 §60; 1997 c.468 §3]ORS 811.346 doesn't make any exceptions that apply to this situation.
Interesting...There seems to be no exception for "unless posted signs permit any other turn" or something to that effect.So are all those right-hand turns onto 5th Avenue southbound and 6th Avenue northbound also illegal, since a motorist must turn into the far left lane? The wording of the law uses the phrase turn the vehicle to the right and does not proceed as close as practicable to the right-hand curb or edge of the roadway which is pretty specific and doesn't refer to a lane.
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