So I was driving through the Sydney CBD about an hour ago, just coming off the Harbour Bridge on York Street.
Here's a picture summary of what happened. We stopped at a red light and when the light turned green, I accelerated and this Mazda SUV in the far right lane beeped at me when I moved in front of him (he went straight).
Now, the intersection layout is a bit odd, but it seems straightforward. The lanes all skew slightly at the intersection, moving over one lane to the right. The left lane continues as two left turn lanes, the bus lane moves from the second lane to the third lane, the third lane moves to the fourth lane and the fourth lane - I thought had to turn right at the intersection.
So this guy follows me and at the next stop light we reach on Market Street, he rolls down his window and tells me it's my mistake. I say 'you were in the turning lane mate, the lanes all move over one at the intersection'…he goes 'no, no, no…you're wrong! I didn't see any lines' (presumably the dotted lines you sometimes see which go across some intersections to guide you to the correct lane). Anyway, we go our separate ways when the light goes green.
I had a look on Street View, and it actually looks like the right lane doesn't have any turning lane markings…which would mean that I think I'd still be correct, as it would be a zip merge and I was the car in front at the merge point. There's definitely a skew beyond the intersection which makes me certain that I was correct to go into the right lane beyond the intersection.
So, what does OzB think about the situation? Who was in the wrong here?
Google Street View link - https://www.google.com.au/maps/@-33.8673824,151.2058691,3a,49y,174.6h,84.29t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFZrLvUd4hHs3bBVLblCW-Q!2e0!5s20160801T000000!7i13312!8i6656