I am trying to verify if making a left turn from a driveway in specific conditions is allowed or not.
This is the road in question:
Bigger version: http://i.imgur.com/Nvme8FG.jpg
A link to that place at Google maps: http://tinyurl.com/kh4x94c
I am wondering if making left turns from either of the visible driveways
(the one on this side of the road, and the one on the opposite side) is legal.
What about turning INTO one of these two driveways from the main road?
In the middle, there is an area between solid yellow lines, which is quite wide.
Should this be considered a median? And if so, does it mean that this turn is illegal?
Or is it simply not legal because there are two yellow lines?
I wasn't able to find any law or rule that talks about that.
I found some posts in various places discussing left turn laws in Ontario
(which are apparently different than in other provinces)
and most of the opinions were that turning left across yellow lines was OK.
I also found this: http://drivingtests101.com/Ontario-G1-D ... llowing-is.
They have a following question: "Which of the following is true for 2 sets of solid, double yellow lines that are more than 2 feet apart?".
There are following possible answers:
- Should be treated as a separate traffic lane
- May be crossed to enter or exit a private driveway
- May be crossed to pass a vehicle slowing down to make a right turn
- May not be crossed for any reason
The last one is marked as correct.
But, again, I couldn't find any rules about that. Does anybody know what they are? Or where to find them?
Thanks! What about solid white?bend wrote:In Ontario, yellow lines or yellow signs are just cautions/guidelines/warnings or whatever you want to call them. There's nothing that stops you from crossing a solid yellow line as long as it is safe to do so.
For example, if the solid white line of that left turn lane started earlier,
meaning that to turn left from one of the driveways you would
have to cross that line? Would a turn like that be legal?
Since the feature on Yonge Boulevard has "soft" curbs that allows vehicles to cross, it doesn't meet the H.T.A. definition.portion of a highway so constructed as to separate traffic travelling in one direction from traffic travelling in the opposite direction by a physical barrier or a raised or depressed paved or unpaved separation area that is not intended to allow crossing vehicular movement
So in essence, you're both correct. You can cross a median, just as long as its not an H.T.A. median.
Edit: Add a Street View shot for reference.
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