NickiB:Bung: If you read the accompanying text the writer of that blog drew the diagram to illustrate the point I made, that the left turning car gives way to the right turning car and the car going straight through waits. The discussion then covered whether or not many roads were wide enough for the following car to be able to proceed without waiting.
Just wrote a damn reply and GZ lost it when I hit post >(
I skimmed the words and thought they had it right. in fact they are wrong, the order is blue, yellow, red. However my main point was to show a diagram (should have detached it and posted it, was lazy) that had three cars in it, unlike the simplistic road code diagrams. If they actually covered this properly we might get a final answer!
The legislation isn't much more help either:
(2) A driver changing lanes or about to change lanes, or turning or about to turn, must give way to any vehicle not changing lanes, or not making a turn.
(2A) A driver turning or about to turn to his or her left must give way to any vehicle approaching from the opposite direction and lawfully turning or about to turn to its right.
However, I would interpret this as: the left turning car must give way to traffic turning right lawfully. A right turning car who is turning into straight through (ie oncoming) traffic is making the turn unlawfully. Therefore the left turner does not have to give way to them (although would in practice, if the right turner gunned it, to try and avoid the carnage in the second diagram in the previous link).
That's my final word (promise!). Unless we can get someone with some authority on this, we may have to agree to disagree until the law is changed.
But there's no straight through traffic, because the car at the front of the queue is turning left! The straight car only "covers" you if it's actually coming through, not if you're blocking it. Are you seriously saying that if there's a car coming straight though behind you that can't get past, you think the left turning car still has right of way? And you've been driving like this your whole life and never had an accident?! How long have you been driving for?
I think that blog you linked to had the thought process dead on:
Blue car – “Righty-oh then, I’d better give way to the red chap. Unless of course the yellow fellow behind me is planning on slipping past my rear, in which case I could in fact turn left.”
Red car – “Shut bro, I’ve got the right of way here, but I dunno what this dude in the yellow Mutsubushi is planning to do.”
Yellow car – “If this little prick in front just nudges ahead three more inches I’m gonna floor it and screw anyone who gets in the way.”
So in your case, you're blue and you say "The yellow guy behind me gives me the right of way"? It seems like everything else you read is wrong and only you have it right. Can this be so? Wow, I really need to find out the 100% confirmed correct rules here because that sounds ridiculous. Don't we have some police officers here?