Bicycle Lanes: How to Turn Right Correctly


Hi there smart drivers. We’re talking to you today about right hand turns and bicycle lanes. and different approaches to
bicycle lanes for the purposes of passing a road test. And being proactive
and predictable when you’re driving to remain crash free. Stick around, we’ll be
right back with that information. [INTRO & UPBEAT MUSIC] Hi there smart drivers. Welcome back. Rick with Smart Drive Test talking to you about different approaches to bicycle lanes
when making a right-hand turn. And this is going to vary depending on where you are in North America the world and what the road markings are. Now just before we get started here: If you’re new to Smart Drive Test, Smart Drive Test helps new
drivers get a license,. veteran drivers to remain crash free, and CDL drivers to
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for you. I had a comment from William Robison and he asked me why my video on right-hand turns and bicycle lanes was at odds with the DMV video and the
Coalition of Bicycles in the city of San Francisco. My video is actually not at odds. there’s just different approaches to bicycle lanes depending on the road
markings. In my video here, you can see that the bicycle lanes–even right up to
the intersection–are solid white lines. And for those of you studying for your
road test, you’re going to know that solid white lines in North America mean that
you cannot change lanes. Usually these are found at intersections and near
crosswalks. In California, the bicycle lanes at the intersection are dotted
lines which means that the bicycle moves out into the lane–the vehicle lane–and
then the vehicle moves into the bicycle lane to be as close to the curb as
possible to make the right-hand turn. So the key to understanding bicycle lanes
and the key to knowing which maneuver you need to do and where you need to
position your vehicle for the purposes of making the right-hand turn is
determined by the road markings. And again, I come back to road signs and road
markings for the purposes of passing a road test. It’s not only about passing a
road test, but it’s also about making you proactive and predictable on the roadways. Because you can glean the information that is given to you
from the road signs. And then you can implement that information and and be proactive on the roadways. For example, bicycle lanes: if you’re looking at the the line–the
road marking–and it’s dotted, you know you need to move right over to the right.
Of course, you need to shoulder check and make sure there aren’t any bicycles in
there or the cyclist isn’t confused and whatnot. But that’s the difference. So the
two videos aren’t at odds with each other. It’s the road markings that determine
your actions as a driver and how you deal with the bicycle lane at the
intersection. So I want to thank William Robison for that. For those of you in
the state of California and other places that have bicycle lanes that have dotted
lines at the intersection, that’s how you deal with them. So thanks very much for
that. For another video click here [POINTING TO THE RIGHT] and for the pass your road test first-time
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pick the best answer not necessarily the right answer. Have a great day. Bye now.

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