Why do people not abide by “No Left Turn” signage?

There’s a Sheetz on the corner of Hickory Tree Rd and Peters Creek Parkway that I have to drive much of the time. And right off of Hickory Tree Road is an entrance to the Sheetz that has a right turn inward, but a “no left turn” sign due to the fact that it’s too close to the intersection and could potentially block traffic.
There is an entrance farther up, but as it seems, it’s more of an inconvenience to most since no one bothers to read the sign. The one that says:
“No Left Turn”.
This annoys the hell out of me, when obviously this means that people for one, shouldn’t have drivers’ licenses if they can’t even abide by simple street signs. It’s not a suggestion when it says that you can’t left turn. Believe me. I’ve been pulled in other states for making a U-turn because I totally missed the signage. And it’s not like it’s hard to miss… it’s right in front of the entrance where you illegal take a left.
So what’s the deal? I have to mark it up to many drivers that just can’t seem to read. Maybe illiteracy has finally gotten to the point where even signage is effected. I surely hope not. I mean, the last thing I need is some bumpkin running a stop sign because they thought it was a “go” sign.
Annoyed? Dang straight. You would be too if some buffoon held up traffic because they couldn’t read.
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  • Need left turn bailout.

  • Need left turn bailout.

  • guest

    While a left turn may be technically illegal at that location a u turn is not so essentially what most people are doing is making a u turn followed by a right turn.

  • guest

    While a left turn may be technically illegal at that location a u turn is not so essentially what most people are doing is making a u turn followed by a right turn.

  • Actually, a non-yielding u-turn is also illegal. But the complaint isn’t about the entrance on Peters Creek Parkway, where people do make a u-turn and the move to the right lane. What annoys me there is that most people don’t realize that u-turns yield. To everything.
    So when you’re right turning out of Hickory Tree? You have right-of-way to the u-turning guy. I’ve almost been hit at least four or five times since that Sheetz was put in because some idiot doesn’t understand right-of-way rules.
    The illegal left is on Hickory Tree entrance side. Which makes absolutely no sense, since there’s a left turn entrance about twenty feet further up.

  • darkmoon

    Actually, a non-yielding u-turn is also illegal. But the complaint isn’t about the entrance on Peters Creek Parkway, where people do make a u-turn and the move to the right lane. What annoys me there is that most people don’t realize that u-turns yield. To everything.
    So when you’re right turning out of Hickory Tree? You have right-of-way to the u-turning guy. I’ve almost been hit at least four or five times since that Sheetz was put in because some idiot doesn’t understand right-of-way rules.
    The illegal left is on Hickory Tree entrance side. Which makes absolutely no sense, since there’s a left turn entrance about twenty feet further up.