By R D LITTLE
When driving west bound on Trinity the general rule of the road is to “keep right, except to pass”.
When reaching Oppenheimer however, the road markings require the driver to merge into the left lane. According to the law, the driver must use the left turn signal to change lanes. But immediately the left lane ends and the road markings require the driver to move back into the right lane. Again, the law requires a right turn signal to change lanes. Silly isn’t it. But that is what the law and the road markings require.
Since the left lane ends, and traffic should have been in the right lane anyhow, shouldn’t all left lane traffic merge into the right lane where they should have been in the first place?
Rhetorical question: Who the heck came up with this illogical, confusing and possibly dangerous traffic pattern?
I’d really be curious to hear what fuzzy logic the traffic designer of this intersection uses to rationalize this illogical traffic pattern.