I had to deal with SS-Idon'twannasharetheroad today.
One of the larger intersections in town was most decidedly *not* built with today's traffic and vehicle size in mind. The city has done the best they can without bulldozing historic buildings, but several of these intersections are definitely not large enough to manage the use they get. This holds particularly true for semis trying to turn. It is important to note that Krome is a popular alternative for truckers wanting to avoid the heavy traffic on US1 and the expressways or the tolls on the turnpike.
I was heading eastbound on 8th (Campbell) and wanting to turn right on Krome (177th AVE). I was behind a semi who was also trying to turn right. There's a left and right hand turn lane and a through lane on 8th and on Krome there's the north and south travel lane plus a left turn lane on the north side of the intersection. In order for the truck to have enough space, it needs to swing out into the westbound through lane and swing into the turn lane on the north side of the intersection. Everybody knows this and generally makes concessions for the truckers. This time was almost no different.
The traffic going southbound on Krome but wanting to turn east onto 8th stopped short enough for the truck to have enough space. As he was swinging out into the through lane, SS-Idon'twannashare the road whips out from behind me and passes me. By this time the trucker has the through lane blocked. She then tucks in behind him (I'd stayed put) and stops really close to his back bumper. I have no idea what her objective was in trying to pass me, but if she really wanted to get around him, she could have gone west another couple blocks and run north on the next road that runs north for any substantial distance. Of course this would be the time when the trucker mis-judged distance and really needed to back up a few inches. He couldn't do that because she (and I know it was a she, since I saw her clearly) kept right up at his bumper as he inched forward. The entire line of traffic in the turn lane on 8th St backed up instead. He was finally able to make his turn. The SS then proceeds to travel several miles down Krome within inches of his bumper.
Here's the intersection just in case my description was confusing.
On another note, I do think the city needs to ban truckers from turning at that intersection, but for the moment, it's not illegal for them to turn there, so other than trying to make sure they have the space they need, there's not much we can do.