I'm going to California next month. I'll be visiting my niece in LA for a week to start the trip and then meeting a friend in San Francisco at the end of the trip. I'm planning a solo 10 day roadtrip between LA and SF. It will be my first time driving in the US so I'm still a little confused by the traffic light system. I've searched on googlemaps and potentially having 4 lanes each way at a junction is terrifying and confusing! I've attached a picture and someone might be kind enough to take a look and see if I'm right in matching each light to the corresponding lane.
The light I've circled in pink is the light to turn left, blue is the 2 lanes going straight and yellow is the light to turn right? Is that correct? Turning left will be tricky enough without second guessing which light I should be watching!!
I'm also conflicted whether to spend night 1 of the roadtrip in Palm Springs or in San Bernardino. San Bernardino appeals because of the kitschy Wigwam motel which looks fun and nearby outlet shopping but perhaps not the most exciting town. Palm Springs has beautiful resorts but at the end of July is it too hot to lie at the pool and explore the town centre? Today it's 44 degrees c there which I cannot even imagine.