Originally Posted by fukkeneh240
no.. this is at 146 st and hwy 10 in Surrey. I was leaving Surrey Prov Court on a work related thing. Leaving Surrey court and driving south on 146 and turning left on to hwy 10. I was in lane 2 and I turned left, but the car in lane 1 decided to turn left even though he had a red left turn light.
since you both had your own lanes, the driver on your left could potentially turn in-sync with you if the oncoming lane was clear and it would be fine.
but as I said before, you should not have turned left (even though you had a green light), as I'm sure the green arrow dictates ALL left turn movement coming from that direction. It wouldn't make sense if one lane could turn left, while the other lane couldn't. You may have slightly more visibility, being on the right, but you are still turning left.
There are lots of intersections in Richmond that are similar to this. Left lane is for turning left and going straight, while right lane in for right turn only. If someone is in the left lane turning left, anyone going straight thru has to wait until they turn left. It is possible to swing into the right lane and bypass the left-turner, but you risk getting hit by someone turning left in the opposite direction. And you will be in the wrong, since you are violating the lane behaviour.