astontibs wrote:Dotted line for the win.
To Ryan's point if there are 10 cars going straight and you are the only car coming up the right lane, it would be ridiculous to wait for the straight traffic. Plus it is fun to use your horn anyway
Hold on. If they are lined up and you are forced to wait, then they are sitting at the light and you can safely use the right turning lane without issue. If they are moving or even just starting to move, you should just wait/yield and not be so impatient that you feel the need to "pass" them and you will have no issue. Until the roadway gets painted for clarification, you should be patient! Even then, if you are driving defensively, as you should, you should still consider that some drivers may ignore the road lines and so proceed in the right turn lane cautiously at the same speed as the straight traffic, just to be safe. Or you could continue to speed around town avoiding accidents with your horn.
Regarding the lines...if anyone who matters is actually reading this....
A dashed white line should be extended from the white line marking the right turning lane, across the intersection and to the right curb line in front for the memorial park. You might also add a dashed yellow line from the the left side of the straight lane , across to the double yellow on the other side. The left line should be yellow, the right one should be white. That will keep everyone going straight in their lane. They could also paint a BIG WHITE right turn arrow in the turn lane (if it's not already there) to discourage people from encroaching on that space.