In the past few days I have been subjected to numerous people ignoring the right-turn-only lanes in town. The first happened on the way into work, when I needed to make a right turn on red, only to be stuck behind someone who intended to go straight from the right-turn-only lane. Cars were backed up 10-deep because of this one person. But, I guess their desire to be at the head of the line trumped our desire to keep traffic moving through an already congested area. I was already annoyed because I had to try to make a left turn onto that road, since the road I normally take is closed, so having traffic grind to a halt unnecessarily half a block later was sort of annoying.
Then last night, on the way to pick up my son, I witnessed;
1. People completely ignoring the right turn lane, and turning right from the straight-only lane, cutting across the right-turn lane! I even double-checked when I got up to the light to see if they had removed that lane, but it was still clearly marked as a right-turn lane.
2. While proceeding through an intersection with a right-turn-only lane, the person in the right-turn-only lane sped up around me and continued straight through, cutting me off!
I'm not even going to get started on the number of people I have seen lately riding bikes or walking through road construction areas... Or the bus stop that has remained open while the road in that area is down to one lane (causing a magnificent traffic backup during rush hour). It's just been an interesting summer...