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Right turn lane at Waxpool and new data center

Discussion in 'General Chat Forum' started by sunset, Jun 16, 2015.

  1. sunset

    sunset New Member

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    Sorry in advance if I confuse you with the following description: Anyone else noticing recently how many cars are not joining the LONG line on Waxpool (by Verizon bldg.) to make the right turn onto Waxpool by Smith Switch(?) by the Ice Rink and new data center? Instead, they are making the ONE lane into TWO for right turn....... I sit in the right lane long line, driving up slowly to make the turn and then a few cars in the next lane (that indicates a straight lane) suddenly make the right turn as well.... so wrong, I think! I know everyone is in a hurry but as far as I am aware, it's only one right turn lane! Am I the only one bothered by this?
     
  2. L0stS0ul

    L0stS0ul hmmmm

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    That's people around here. Usually when this happens the county changes the middle lane to turn as well. They did that at waxpool/lcp as well as lcp/shellhorn usually after some major accident and a traffic study. It is against the law and very dangerous but people are to important for rules around here.
     
  3. flynnibus

    flynnibus Well-Known Member Forum Staff

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    Yup.. people too high on themselves. They are more important than everyone else. Used to be a big problem at Loudoun County Parkway too until they put up signs reiterating the law and put up enforcement from time to time.

    Complain to the sherrif's department - http://sheriff.loudoun.gov/FormCenter/Citizen-Feedback-4/Traffic-Complaint-Form-39 - when they get lots of noise about an area they will step up enforcement.

    Meanwhile... I'd like to restart my campaign to allow citizens to paintball mark idiot/selfish drivers :)
     
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  4. vacliff

    vacliff "You shouldn't say that."

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    My understanding is that the county is planning to make that a dual-right turn. Not sure of the time frame to get it done.
     
  5. Capricorn1964

    Capricorn1964 Well-Known Member

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    Flynnibus-

    Thanks for making me laugh with the paintball comment....Thanks for lightening the mood especially when my father recently passed away and Im in the midst of making funeral plans for him at Arlington Cemetery as he is a 2-star general .... So thanks for unintentionally making me laugh admist of all this.
     
  6. sunset

    sunset New Member

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    Only now getting a chance to get back online.......thanks for the information....
     
  7. sunset

    sunset New Member

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    Thanks everyone, for your input.....
     
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    sunset New Member

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    I am very sorry to hear about your loved one .....
     
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  9. VoiceGuy07

    VoiceGuy07 Member

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    But since it's not a dual-right turn lane, these idiots are just looking for trouble. Almost got into an accident a few weeks ago when a guy (with extreme mental challenges) came flying right onto Waxpool on a red light. Know it's not your fault or responsibility but until there's a dual right turn…stupid people need to stop being so damn stupid.
     
  10. JJH_1234

    JJH_1234 New Member

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    I have seen this too, but as far as I can figure out, it might just be legal? You can usually turn right from the rightmost 'normal' lane at an intersection, unless there is a sign saying otherwise. All it would take for them to make it a dual-turn lane would be to paint a double straight/right arrow on the 2nd lane from the right.
     

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