Friday, August 24, 2012

Left turns - the Maryland way

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I came across a well-thought-out traffic plan in the State of Maryland and sure wish that IDOT would follow its example.

At many, but not all, signalized intersection drivers find themselves facing a traffic signal with a blinking red left-turn arrow. The sign near the light reads, "Left turn yield on flashing red arrow after stop."

I immediately thought of the left turn on U.S. 14 at the road by Culver's. Know the light? How many times have you sat there (and sat there and sat there), waiting on the red light and wishing you could turn left because there was no oncoming traffic?

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