Can you please assist with regards to the K53 with reference to lane changes at Intersections?
I was asked this morning by a friend who nearly bumped into a vehicle at a similar intersection to the one attached below.
He was vehicle B and turned right to head to lane 3 and assumed that vehicle A, having indicated to turn left will head down lane 1 but moved directly across to lane 3 while turning left…
What is your best description of the rules of the road at such an intersection?
Regulation 302. Procedure when turning
(1) The driver of a vehicle on a public road who desires to turn to the left shall, having due regard to the provisions of regulation 301 [roundabouts], before reaching the point at which he or she intends to turn, indicate, in the manner prescribed in these regulations, his or her intention to turn and shall steer his vehicle as near to the left side of the roadway on which he or she is travelling as circumstances may permit and shall make such turn with due care and merge into such traffic stream as may at the time be proceeding along, towards or into the public road into which he desires to turn.
Your friend’s assumption would seem valid. He [B] was turning right from the right lane and should turn INTO the right lane . Vehicle A was turning left and should turn into the left lane . When safe to do so he should indicate to change lanes to the right, one lane change at a time.