So I am on a narrow two lane road and I want to turn left. I am positioned so far to the left of the lane that most cars could pass me on the right, but there are cars coming the other way, so I can’t turn. I am riding very slowly waiting for the oncoming cars to clear, but my foot isn’t down yet.
A car is coming from behind me. I still have my arm out straight. Since Mighk told me my signals were deficient, I’ve been working on them, so the left arm really is out straight.
The last car in the oncoming lane clears, so now I can make the left turn and as I do, I see in my peripheral vision the car behind me starting to pass me on the LEFT. Fortunately, he then realizes the near collision and swings right to pass me as I make the turn.
This has happened three or four times in the last month and not in not the same place and it is beginning to scare me a little. Don’t the drivers know when I hold my left arm out and almost stop at an intersection that I intend to turn left?
I don’t think they do.