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Old 10-19-2010, 01:58 AM
 
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At the State St. & Main St. intersection in Wethersfield, if you want to turn left, are you allowed to cross the two yellow lines and make a left? (see photo attached: Red arrow). Or, do you continue to go right until you reach Main St. and then make a sharp left onto Main St? (Blue arrow).

According to driver's manual, you are allowed to pass two solid yellow lines if making a left at the intersection, but Google is telling me I need to make a sharp turn left onto Main St.

Which one is correct?
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Old 10-19-2010, 03:32 AM
 
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Of course you can cross the lines to make a left. Google is nice but not perfect.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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Of course you can turn left ove the 2 solid yellow lines.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:19 AM
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Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Google Maps is wrong VERY often. Don't even get me started on that site.
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Old 10-19-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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Yes, you can turn left there, that's what the left fork is for. They should have left a space when painting the roads. It looks like it would be pretty dangerous to make that sharp left.
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Old 10-20-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Connecticut
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I know this intersection. I would say that someone in the town made a mistake in marking that double line. The design of that island is specifically to allow you to follow the red line unless there is a sign that says "No Left Turns" which is not the case there. Jay
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